November 24, 2007 11:16 AM Subscribe
How should I respond to syrupy Christian emails?
posted by levijk to human relations (53 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am in my immediate family's address books and they like to forward syrupy sweet Christian emails to me even though they know I am an atheist. They also send me personalized ecards with Christian platitudes because they think I "know the truth but choose not to believe it," if that's even logically possible. I've ignored this for the longest time but I'm finding it more and more disrespectful. I do not send them atheist ecards. Should I start? I figured just go the direct route: I appreciate the card but not the motivation behind it...? Maybe I should diffuse the situation with humor? All ideas welcome.