For those who missed it, here's what our mass email looked like:
Are you an atheist, agnostic, skeptic, pastafarian, or otherwise nonreligious student?
Come join Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at UW-Madison this Fall!
AHA is a great way to meet fellow nonbelievers here on campus, all while getting involved in the secular movement. Our meetings will be every Wednesday at 7 PM in 155 Van Hise.
We hope to see you there!
In the meantime, join our email list for info regarding upcomingPretty innocuous, yes? Tens of thousands of people calmly tolerated this minor intrusion into their life, deleted the email, and then proceeded to move on with the rest of their day. Others could not resist the urge to share their disagreement, pity, and anger with us. I've taken the liberty of organizing the best of these replies into a few rough categories. As you will see, some messages unfortunately could belong in multiple groupings.
meetings and events by simply sending a blank email to this address.
And be sure to check out our Facebook group.
Additionally, if you’re blog-savvy, we have one of those as well.
No attempt was made to correct grammatical errors.
Group 1: Seems to have a problem with the shift key.
Group 2: It's the thought that counts, I suppose.
- TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST!
- Never send this e-mail to me AGAIN!
- GOD LOVES YOU! :)
- GOD ROCKS! Good luck on judgment day!
- REMOVE ME
- I do believe in God, please REMOVE ME FROM THIS EMAIL LIST!
Group 3: Looks like someones got a case of the Mondays!
- I'll pray for you.
- I am not interested, but will keep you in my prayers.
- Hello. Please remove me from your email list, thanks. Also, I am sorry that your club has such beliefs, that is an unfortunate way to live. I will pray for you.
- Take me off of your email list.... God loves you.
- just want to let you know that GOD still loves you, and we are all his children.
Group 4: Missing the point, badly.
- why is this being sent to my email. do you even know if i'm religious or not. your club is stupid.
- You're group sucks. You're going to Hell!
- Ummm.... I'm a religious jew. Don't send this crap to me.
- I am a Christian. Take your ignorance elsewhere.
- This is bull shit. Evil only exists in this world because of the absence of GOD. Take me off this email list please. Hope you enjoy your non-belivers party, losers.
Group 5: Bat shit crazy.
- Don't email me these requests. If you choose to be "atheist," then you call yourself god. Please take me off whatever list you have created. Thanks.
- Why is a group like this needed? Is it something you fear or do you just hate christians that much to want to exclude them?
- the secular movement? really? more like popular culture- lolkatz- don't send your stuff here
- Feel free to never send me emails again. I don't need to hear this kind of stuff showing up in my mailbox. I'm a faithful Christian and I'm sorry that you've lost your way.
Keep in mind these messages are all coming from students at the University of Wisconsin.
- You live in a nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. His miracles surround you every day. Open your eyes. The only person that would die for you are the men and women of the US Armed Forces and the Lord Jesus Christ. Get with the program fools and stop spreading this useless shit. There are real problems out there.
- I just wanted to let you know that Jesus loves you and he is coming back soon. All will bow down and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Have a blessed and wonderful day!<3
Folks, we have a lot of work left to do.