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A Humble Request

20 Jun

Here’s my humble request: Please keep your political email forwards to yourself. 

Nobody checks their email in hopes of being convinced about how they will vote in an upcoming election. No one goes to their inbox in order to come away with more outrage about some political happening in the world. People do not get their political worldviews from email forwards.

Extreme political emails have little to do with the desire to increase conversation; rather they are about fueling anxiety, anger and division. They are about stereotyping, denigrating and humiliating others. Simply put, rhetoric-laced emails are not helpful.

So here’s a humble recommendation for this next election cycle. DO read, study and be involved in conversation that includes both sides of the issues. DO select a candidate based on your judgment, values and beliefs. DON’T be an amplifier of hatred, fear and division. DON’T allow politics to trump loving others as Christ loved us.

And when it comes to those unhelpful charged emails: There’s a button right next to the forward button called “delete.” Use that one instead.

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5 Comments

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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5 responses to “A Humble Request

  1. David

    June 20, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Amen, brother! Thank you for this timely word!

     
  2. misscapri

    June 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Yes! *Applauds* Amen! Woot woot! Thank you for making my night! A fellow Christian against virals AKA chain letters! Bless you! We need more Christians and more on the non-left taking this stance. *Beaming* I’m definitely linking to this post somewhere on my sites!

     
  3. Louise Nabers

    July 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Finally….someone speaks the truth! I love deleting each and every political email I get no matter what “side” is taken. Just say NO…and push “delete”! Three cheers for you, Jordan!!

     
    • misscapri

      July 12, 2012 at 4:01 am

      Yes, exactly! You know, I get so sick of people making excuses for spreading forwards, or defending what’s in them. This gets particularly frustrating when they’ve already been shown the chain letter is false and why. And it’s not just the political chain letters, but any of stripe, really. The sick kid hoaxes and religious fraudulent ones that got me into chain-smashing in the first place. There are some really sick minds behind these chain letters and they are so manipulative they know just which buttons to push to get people forwarding.

       
  4. campbelld72

    August 23, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Amen!!

     

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