So my aunts used to send out chain letters. Fucking assholes. Actually, I love my aunts. They’re good women: charitable, hardworking, tenderhearted, caring mothers. But obviously superstitious as fuck. All three of my mother’s sisters married abusive alcoholics (as did my mother actually; as far as I know, my mom’s dad wasn’t an alcoholic, but he could be at least verbally abusive), one way or another left them and then they lovingly raised their many children whilst also working their asses off at regular jobs that people get paid for, but not what they deserve. Doing that heroic single mother thing. They are my heroes.
But this chain mail shit. I hate it. Maybe it’s because I share with my mother’s family a deeply religious upbringing that facilitates this kind of mindfucking superstition.
Seriously, I hate this shit with a passion. I hate all of the internet incarnations of it too. At the very best, it’s a fucking waste of time. More motherfucking noise. Like we need more noise.
That being said, this particular manifestation amuses me. What with its self-conscious mockery (I assume). Sigh. I probably will share it. Fuckers. Cursed if I do. Cursed if I don’t. At least that’s how I take it. Motherfucking fuckers.
@Limewater Mine was profoundly ambivalent and self-contradictory about all things spiritual. It didn’t help that my mother had odd and eerily accurate premonitions and a certain fascination with the occult. Which I don’t think is at all uncommon in the Pentecostal world (Mom and her eldest brother went Pentecostal; Grandma and the rest of the siblings were/are Nazarene–there’s some overlap and some serious conflict there, it used to be worse).
To be clear, I think chain letters are nonsense and have ever since I was a kid. To be honest, I think that most of Christianity is just as nonsensical. I’ll own that it took me a few decades longer to reach that conclusion; no one can say I didn’t try (well, of course they can, but I’d happily tell 'em to fuck off; if I were in the mood, I’d show 'em some scars).
@joelmw@Limewater It’s a sad but unfortunately accurate indictment of much of christendom (purposely lower-case “c”). I’ve known many folks with scars and they’re not insignificant. It is not universal, though.
@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 hold on! Now just hold on one minute. Meh clearly sent out that innovative piece of marketing. Imagine, social networking on paper!
But! Meh thought it up, printed it, packaged it, and delivered it. I don’t see goat prints in there ANYWHERE!
@therealjrn Ahhh with the trackers so they can track you to be sure you you follow those orders directions and curse you if you failed in your assigned mission (thanks - guess I won’t be getting one then).
@therealjrn I was tricked by @joelmw and read what he posted before I read the rest of the thread. He needed to have posted a warning first. For that I blame the goat. You hear that @JnKL? - and I’ll pass on to you my curse from reading as well…