Thursday, July 17, 2008

If it's on the internet, it must be true

I am totally amazed at the email that people forward to me. I think most folks must have the mentality that if it is on the internet, it must be true.

Now, don't get me wrong! Some of the jokes that are forwarded to me are absolutely hilarious. Some are just downright racists, sexist, and quite frankly, vulgar. Some of the pictures are beautiful and cute; some are just down right corny.

What gets me, though, are the emails that claim to be warning you of a danger you never knew existed or spreading dirt on someone. There was one, forwarded to me most recently by no less that 8 different people, claiming that Obama is/will be the anti-Christ, claiming that the Bible said that the anti-Christ will be of Muslim decent.

The Bible says that?

I don't think so.

Islam wasn't even "dreamed up" "imagined" "created" until 610 AD. (AD stands for the Latin Anno Domini, which means "year of our Lord" [Jesus]) There is no way that the Bible would say that the anti-Christ would come from MUSLIM decent! is there for a reason! So is If you get an email forwarded to you that says to "forward this to everyone in your address book right now", JUST SAY "NO"! If it is something that sounds reasonable, check it out at one of the two websites before just blindly forwarding it on.

By the way, a beautiful prayer or a beautiful poem about God or about the US is fine, but when it says that if "you love Jesus, forward this to all your friends in the next 5 minutes or your dog will die", then it kind of loses its appeal.

Please be responsible with your forwards. Be kind to my inbox.


Debbie Kaufman said...

Good words Rick. I can say that, I didn't forward you any emails. :) In fact those forwarded to me get the x button(delete on my email box.)

I wondered when Obama was going to get the anti-Christ label. It is his turn after all. :)

Thanks for your needed balance Rick.

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Rick...I'll be forwarding this post to my parents! They used to send me all the forwards...when they figured out I never read them, they stopped sending to, they send them to my wife!

She really loves the forwards! NOT!

She does have a life. Maybe that describes the problem with my folks!