Many times I forget to respond to emails all together, so when possible I try to respond as soon as I receive a letter. Like, at 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning.
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Subject: I’m stopping the download.
Sender Email: (REDACTED)
Sender Name: Peter (REDACTED)
Date/Time(Eastern Time): 9/21/2008 12:55:37 AM
Email Purpose: FEEDBACK / SUGGESTIONS
Message: Skeptics: I’ve greatly enjoyed the podcast but I’m turning off the download. I saw Rebecca’s youtube about the Holy Spirit and also her consecration of beer and pretzels.
I’m not a believer and have not been for many years; but I think Rebecca should at least respect the views/faith of others. I do.
She clearly does not respect people’s beliefs about religion and she shows a regrettable lack of maturity. Mocking others heartfelt beliefs for flying saucers or creationism is fine with me but you all should draw the line somewhere. Rebecca was obnoxious and insulting to people of faith.
I’d like to offer my heartfelt apologies for mocking beliefs that you would prefer I not mock. In the future, I will only mock the beliefs that you mock as well. To aid in this effort, please forward me two lists titled “mock” and “do not mock.” I will keep these lists in my pocket so that I can be ever-vigilant, even when not recording the podcast. Here, I’ll get you started using the information in your email.
DO NOT MOCK
the holy spirit
beer and pretzels
religion (minus creationism, see above)
I trust that once I have your complete lists and I’m able to “draw the line” in exactly the same place that you draw the line, you’ll resubscribe to the podcast. That would really please all of us on the SGU, since right now we only have 45,000 listeners or so and we’re trying to reach 50,000, so obviously every person counts . . . much like every sperm is sacred!*
*Am I okay to mock the Catholic doctrine that jizzing into a sock is a sin? Please advise.
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Peter wrote:
I am sure it doesn’t mean much to you.Â One suggestion:Â Don’t mock the prophet Mohammed–they burn your apartment down.
Just so I’m clear, are you now suggesting that religions deserve our respect because otherwise their adherents will hurt or kill us?