Re: Religious Rant Time. Almost ALL OT
- From: "Jofirey" <jofirey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:13:21 -0700
"Joy" <toastie@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4bc60b24$0$16970$bd467cd0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Bruce" <bruce5280@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:f60ab0a3-7935-4ca6-82b3-d71bdbf06e88@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Apr 14, 7:35 am, tanadashoes <tan...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I picked up the mail yesterday and found a sympathy card/note from
someone I didn't recognize. So I opened it up expecting it to be like
the one I got from our local county sheriff, who is running for
re-election, and found something totally different.
This woman sent me a letter telling me that she "know(s) the pain of
losing one's mate so soon" as well as the grief of losing a child,
brother and so forth. Then the hag has the nerve to imply that Rob died
because he was "not right with the Lord" and that we needed to read this
tract about their church and how we will be resurrected if we are
members of her local church. The cow states that I need to read the
tract from her church along with my bible and that I can be saved if I
were to do this and come to her church. There is more, but you get the
After the kids peeled me out of the sky and grabbed the tract from me, I
went from ready to blow up this cow's church to furious. I'm sorry, I
was raised in the Hypocritical Church of the Disciples of Christ. The
most religious ones there would worship on Sunday and ignore the bruises
and tears of an abused child the rest of the week. I'm sorry, but if
you want to minister to my soul, SHOW ME your faith.
Rob rarely went into a church, but he was the most Christian man I ever
knew. He couldn't see a car disabled on the side of the road and not
try to help that person. He cared about others and would turn out when
a neighbor needed food, a ride to the doctor, or someone to listen to.
He changed light bulbs for short women in the unit whose husbands were
gone and couldn't take care of them. He took in stray and lost animals
and either found them homes or added them to the menagerie here.
And this person has the nerve to state that Rob is going to hell because
he isn't a member of her church?!! I really what to go over to her
church and let her pastor know what I think of her fanaticism, and if he
supports this, that church. Part of what gets me is that this was dated
on the date of Rob's funeral. I am so upset that I am crying mad. This
woman went through the local obituaries and sent out tons of these
letters to grieving families and made their pain more acute and hateful.
To make things worse, we'd just come back from visiting Rob's
internment site and enjoying a peaceful communion with him. Rob would
have forgiven the woman. I'm having a really hard time with the concept
let alone the act of forgiveness towards those who prey on a family's
grief in order to try to wrestle up a few new members for their church.
What a hateful thing for this person to do.
This is not the last one like this you will receive. Obituaries are
skimmed by scam artists for potential victims and will bombard you
memorial offers and more. Either get used to it or have someone else
open the mail from unknowns.
They may be more prevalent now, or in certain areas. I didn't receive anything like that after my husband died, but that was quite a few years ago.
Not all of them are so obvious. One that comes to mind is the "termite" report that will likely arrive in the next few months. Most scam artists are smart enough to wait a little while before striking.
Lets just say every marketing group in the world knows that people are especially vulnerable when they are grieving. (And when they are old, but that is a whole other rant)
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