Do you read your chain messages?

@eileenleyva (10967)
Philippines
October 26, 2009 3:42pm CST
Most often, my friends from afar send me religious chain messages. They do ask me to pass it on the some more friends. Of course I don't because I do not like to practice superstitious beliefs. But I do read the prayers and digest the beautifully laid out photographs that go with the message. And I get to pray while reading. And I send a few words back to friends about how much I appreciate their taking time to bother with me. Just remembering is already loving me. I am glad I have good friends, even if they send me only chain messages.
13 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Oct 09
I don't either. Same with you i read and reflect on the prayer and offer a prayer for my friend who sent me that mail. I also acknowledged their effort for including me in their circle of friends for that chain letter. My last line is ---"i will appreciate receiving personal note from you." Stay sweet mama!
@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Ha ha, I told that to a friend and she said she doesn't know how to write personal notes. Probably some people send this chain messages because it is really difficult for them to compose personal notes.
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 09
Oh girl your friend does not know how to write personal notes... cute alibi! But it's the thought that counts... hahahahaha!
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
26 Oct 09
Well everyday someone sends me a chain... but I never check it out... I think is crap mostly times
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Religion aside, the crap are mostly artistic and poetic actually, ha ha!
@solared (1210)
• United States
27 Oct 09
If you don't send this chain mail.... You will never be loved. You will never have money. The child that was murdered will come get you at midnight. You will die in a fire You will forever be poor. Your wife or husband will leave you. Your 1st born will be mentally handicapped. You will be become incontinent. You will become impotent. You will be stricken blind. Your parents will disown you. You will become deaf. God will strike you with a lightning bolt. Ghost will come haunt you. You will get cancer. One of your loved ones will die. Your hair will fall out. Your favorite tv show will go off the air. Your PC will get a virus an will be beyond repair. The Boogeyman will get you. Bloody Mary will grab next time you near a mirror. Your favorite sports team will suck. The IRS will audit you. Your spouse will leave you for a gay lover. You will get aids. You will get the flesh eating ebola virus. I think I covered everything...lol
@vandana7 (66817)
• India
28 Oct 09
Hi solared, that was fun. :) Consider it sent to u, and all those who would enjoy it. :)
@owlwings (39601)
• Cambridge, England
26 Oct 09
Such things are sent out in the first place with the idea that sometime eventually they will end up with someone who harvests addresses for spammers. I'm talking about the people who start these things off, of course, not the people who pass them on to you (and ask you to forward them) who are probably acting innocently and out of a misplaced belief that forwarding such things is actually 'good luck'. Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do once you get one because your address will also show in the mails that other people have forwarded, whether you forwarded the copy that came to you or not. Really, the best thing to do is to mail all the people who send you such things and ask them not to include you in their forwarding list - and explain why.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Wow! That is scary. I didn't think it was like that before. I really thought the messages were sincere. I will tell my friends about this. Thank you for telling me.
@vandana7 (66817)
• India
27 Oct 09
Oh owlwings, I didnt know this! Thanks for letting me know this. :)
@solared (1210)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I hate chain mail, don't send them to my email, or my inbox here or on facebook or myspace. All chain mail consists of if you don't send this something bad will happen to you, or something will come get you before midnight....lol
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
You are safe with me. I don't even know how to forward one.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I also received religious chain messages but I never pass it to others I only read it. I appreciate their efforts to send me religious messages but sometimes I get mad to them why they telling me to pass it to 20 or 10 persons if I want miracles or something. I believe in God but I don't believe in this chain messages.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Same here.
@SQD444 (679)
• India
27 Oct 09
not any more.. i used to check those mails from friends who send me chain mails mistaking them as an important reminder or invitation to a wedding etc.. but i just delete any such mails thses days.. and still am getting a lot of religous chain mails too.. i have also told a few of my friends not to send me such mails..nit just because am no religous but even if i was these mails would have been really irritating..
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Hope your friends didn't feel bad.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
hello ms eileen! yes i do read them but i don't pass it... sometimes i get annoyed receiving such kinds of messages specially if its saying on the last part that you will get bad luck if you don't do this or that...huh! sometimes i just ignore them...
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I am glad you take time to read. There are many helpful and inspiring messages there. Ignore the bottom part.
@stee09 (102)
• Ireland
27 Oct 09
Urgh if there's one thing I REALLY hate it's chain messages. Every time I log into my Hotmail account I have between 5-10 of this junk waiting there. No matter how many times I tell people not to send it to me I always end up getting it. I never open any of them or ever pass them around the way I see it I'm sure there's many people out there like me that cant stand them so why make them as annoyed as me about it when a quick delete is all it takes.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Know what? Sometimes there are important things in the junk. Take a look at one or two. They are not so bad actually. It is the task at the end that is not quite all right.
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Yes. I do read those chain messages but I do not believe in them because I know that they're not true. Some of my friends are sending me those kind of messages and I have to pass it to somebody else so that nothing bad would happen to me but I'm just ignoring it. I'm just reading the message and then after I delete it. Then that's it. Nothing bad happened. It depends on the message. If its a prayer then I'm forwarding it to somebody else too.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Good discernment. That is what we should do.
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Nope. I immediately delete them. Most of it are plain stupid cursing chain messages. Why would one do that? For fun? It's never been funny. I got tired of receiving those cursing chain messages so I do delete them upon reading the few first words only. Hahaha. shadow41
@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
owlwings up there said it's for spamming.
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Hieileenleyva!I often receive chain messages also in the net and i usually read the prayers. What i dont like in chain messages is the threat that goes with it, say, if you wont pass it to a number of friends something bad will happen to you but if you pass it to the required number, you will receive a reward. I think that is ungodly.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I share the same feelings. I actually believe it is a sin to do such thing.
• United States
26 Oct 09
I absolutely hate chain messages especially ones regarding religion. Its like being preached at over the Internet or via text messages. And the thing is people know I'm atheist but they still feel the need to send it to me. Its rubbish, its BS, and its annoying. As soon as I see a FWD: in my inbox or anything that resembles a chain message I just delete it and don't bother reading it.
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I really don't know what to say. I do hope you would not get angry with me but I will pray that you find God in your heart. He dwells in there.
@doormouse (4619)
26 Oct 09
i get sent chain mail by text,i just delete them,i've never believed that if you don't pass it on you'll have bad luck,it's all a load of rubbish
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@eileenleyva (10967)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
The messages are actually well crafted. It's the part where I have to send it to others else I will not receive my blessing that makes me frown.