I have a problem with some of you, e-mail forwards. I don’t do a lot of forwarding. If I receive something funny or inspiring via e-mail, I usually post on my blog or forward to my close friends J.
But this is a very, very strict filter.
When it comes to you, e-mail forwards, I don’t mind when my friends send you – I like knowing what my friends stand for. I just don’t like your ultimatums: “If you love Jesus, forward. If you don’t forward, you clearly don’t love Jesus.” Or “If you want to see a cure for cancer, forward this 160 KB picture of an angel flapping its wings. If you want people to die, you will hit delete.”
Simply not true. I love Jesus, and I love people – but I also love my friends and respect their productivity. I do not want to slow anyone’s computer down!
Today I got an e-mail forward that stated – twice – “If you believe in God, you will forward this. If you don’t believe in God, fine, just delete it.”
“Fine, just delete it?” You have attitude with me, e-mail forward?
I also get angry when you, e-mail forward, promise good luck and share a case study about such luck. “Lucy received this sparkling lucky shamrock e-mail and forwarded to ten people. The next day she found $700 which was an answer to prayers because she was about to be evicted. Sandy didn’t forward this e-mail and got in a car accident.”
Really? … REALLY?
I was not alive during biblical times, but I don’t really think that Jesus would care if I forwarded you, e-mail forwards. I usually don’t forward you because you are written with colorful font, large images and bad grammar that embarrass me, NOT because I don’t care about humanitarian or religious causes.
So, e-mail forwards, for the record … I want peace on earth, I love my neighbor, Jesus is the rock on which I stand … but I won’t be forwarding you any time soon.