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Re: [EastTnDogSocialMeetUpGroup] Attn: Diana---about dogs being put down this week

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:39 PM
Thank you Ron. I appreciate your approval and acceptance of me--just as I do of you. I am just sick that a email signature came to all of this. You are right---we are more alike than not. I just hope our group will get back to our goal---loving and taking care of our sweet doggies. Thanks again.

Sherry Fritts
 
BLUZGAL


John 3:16
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE
AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE



From: ronald sebold <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Mon, June 11,[masked]:28:53 PM
Subject: Re: [EastTnDogSocialMeetUpGroup] Attn: Diana---about dogs being put down this week

Dear Dog Walkers

I am of the Jewish faith and so clearly adding John 3:16 to a signature is quite contrary to my personal beliefs.

However, if Sherry feels that this is important to her as she signs her signature I am totally fine with it.  I feel that in joining a social group where the goal is to get to know one another we should learn to accommodate and appreciate each others differences.  I did not find that quote demeaning, disrespectful and it in no way was it proselytizing.  

In joining a group I do not feel anyone has to give up their religious freedom nor their freedom of speech.  Sherry was neither criticizing anyone else's beliefs nor was she preaching.  I hardly think a quote following a member's signature is an endorsement from Meet Up Dog Walkers of any religious order.

It always strikes me as odd that in Israel's public schools a Christian can have a Nativity scene around Christmas.  You can say Merry Christmas without worry of condemnation . Yet here in the states our schools have to toe the line and remove religious artifacts and the politically correct thing is to say "Happy Holidays".  Are you kidding?  I am active in the Jewish community and would be horrified if someone thought that greeting me with "Merry Christmas" would somehow offend me.  I enjoy that time of year and its music and festivities.

 I recognize that many of us have different beliefs and values.  I would prefer that we accept  and embrace that and show love, compassion and tolerance.  So Sherry although we choose to sign our names differently I am sure that we have more similarities then differences.  I feel that you should be able to express yourself freely without threats or admonition.  Yet I recognize that it is the rights of others to choose to leave the group but the world would be better if we tried to understand each other rather than run away. 

Ron

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Cheryl <[address removed]> wrote:
Your Christian signature has nothing to do with dog walking. I have received numerous responses from dog-walking folks who want you to KEEP YOUR RELIGION out of the dog walking group. Cheryl

Sherry Fritts <[address removed]> wrote:

>In response to Cheryl: I will never stop saying I am a Christian. And I will not
>be removing John 3:16 from my signature. I was just trying to help the dogs from
>being euthanized--I didn't even know it went to all the group--I thought I was
>replying to Diane, the leader of the group to try to get another format to send
>out about the dogs. Just don't understand---public formats will not please
>everyone at any given time. I don't always agree with people---but I just ignore
>it or don't mention it. It is the only kind thing to do--but oops---that is
>a Christian response:)
>Thanks for the kind responses I have received about this. I love the Dog Meet-Up
>Group and the people in it.
>
>Sherry Fritts
>BLUZGAL
>
>
>John 3:16
>FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE
>AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
>SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
>
>
>
>
>________________________________
>From: Cheryl <[address removed]>
>To: [address removed]
>Sent: Mon, June 11,[masked]:55:35 AM
>Subject: Re: [EastTnDogSocialMeetUpGroup] Attn: Diana---about dogs being put
>down this week
>
>I don't see the relevance of a Bible verse on a dog meetup group page. Will you
>please separate your religion from a social club that may have members who do
>not share your religion. Not everyone is of the Christian faith, and their
>feelings must be taken into regard.
>
>Sherry Fritts <[address removed]> wrote:
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