Religious email forwarding at work?

I just got an email from a friend at work. It urged me to pray in Jesus' name. This friend is a sweet person and she sent it to me just because we're friends. She also sent it to a Jewish co-worker. So I replied "I'm not Christian, but thanks anyway" and copied out Jewish friend. It wasn't my intent to make her feel bad or anything, but I really don't want a big mess of Jesus emails either. Do you think I was too harsh?


Catherine... you're probably right about copying the other person. *blush*

Update 2:

aunt, I actually do appreciate that she thinks enough of me to wish me well, so the thanks anyway was sincere. Except that that "send this to 10 friends and god will bless you" crap is just silly. But she was sending something she thought was sweet and I do appreciate that sentiment, if not the faith implied therein.

12 Answers

  • Jess H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You were not out of line to send her an e-mail back expressing a wish not to be sent religious e-mails or prayer requests, but I probably wouldn't have copied it out to your other coworker. At least, not the first time. If she kept sending you stuff, then I would e-mail her again with a copy to the supervisor, so they know that you politely requested that it stop.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, you weren't harsh at all. She was rude.

    Your friend is at work and most companies prohibit using their equipment (including computers) for personal business.

    In addition, religion does not belong in the workplace - ever!!

    You were way too kind, in my opinion. I don't like others to make assumptions about me and certainly don't appreciate unsolicited messages of faith.

    I would have told her to please don't email me on any matter that refers to her religion as I wasn't a believer and find the messages insincere. That would be the end of that.

  • Abriel
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    There is a time and a place for doing that sort of stuff, and work is neither the time nor the place. I don't think you were harsh at all and I would have done the same thing.

  • NOJ
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You were not too harsh but if you wanted to do it in a more diplomatic way you could have just said that company email is meant for company business. Most companies have policies regarding email.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't find it appropriate, no. But I would just label it spam and move on. Yes, she's your friend and she's very sweet and all that, but you should tell her that was not appropriate. The "thanks anyway" strikes me as a bit disingenuous, since you were not glad to receive it. You should have said something like "not while I'm at work, dear" in your reply.

  • gholar
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not at all. You did what I would consider, the minimum. If I ever got anything like that I would not be happy at all, and the sender would know it.

  • 1 decade ago

    No,...she probably thought because you were such a nice person, that you were a christian...the error was hers, i'm sure she was not offended..but feels awkward...but, it is nice that she feels and thinks this highly of you and others...let her know "it's ok" no harm done.... :) .."Peace!"

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, if she's your friend she'll respect that.

    If she's just fishing for converts, she was never your friend in the first place.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think you were harsh at all. Religion shouldn't be pushed on you at work.

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