I just found out about SWIL’s annual Spamageddon, and… grawr!
It was my understanding that the offensive nature of crucifying SPAM for this year’s Spamageddon was made clear by me and others at the last SWILMeeting. I am sorry I was not at today’s meeting, but had I been there, I would have done everything in my power to prevent this decision being made.
First, I will be boycotting this Spamageddon, and I encourage others to do so. Crucifying SPAM isn’t funny, it is just offensive, to me, and to other Christians. I understand the timing with Mel Gibson’s movie, but Good Friday and Easter weren’t that long ago, and they just so happen to be the most important holiday(s) of the Christian calendar.
Second, I am sad that I will not be able to experience Spamageddon. I know that in the past two years, it didn’t happen once, and the other time, I wasn’t able to go because of when it was scheduled. The fact that the content of of this year’s event is forcing me not to attend is very frustrating.
If you were in favor of this particular Spamageddon, I would like to know why you think it’s a good idea, and why you seemingly ignored the comments about its offensive nature, voiced by me and others at last week’s SWILMeeting. I respectfully request an explanation.
Edit: To answer a couple of comments, no I don’t blame Sam. There’s nothing particularly wrong with the idea, and I can often have a laugh at putting some aspect of Christianity in some sort of ironic context. Again, my problem isn’t with the idea itself, but with the idea of actually doing it. That’s what I’m ranting about. You do understand why I’m bothered, right?