Excerpts from Emails
to this web site: Part 1
If you are easily upset at expressions of raw hatred and threats of violence, please do not read this list.
This site defines religious tolerance as: "accepting the right of others to follow their own spiritual paths freely, even if
they are different from your own." This is a very frightening concept to some people. They react with fear, which sometimes becomes transformed
into hatred and threats of violence. Many devout believers feel that their God will horrendously punish people in the afterlife if they do not follow
certain specific teachings. They are heavily and desperately motivated to try to save as many people as possible from Hell.
Our web site may be seen as short-circuiting this goal. because it explains the full range of conflicting beliefs among many different denominations
within Christianity, among many different religions, and through time.
On the other hand, we also receive a lot of positive, supporting comments. They outnumber the negative ones by about three or
four to one.
In the list below, we will alternate:
Selected negative comments, with
Typical positive comments.
IllumiRate.com collects opinions from readers to our site. So far, they have all been quite positive. See:
However, Emails that we receive directly are much more variable; some are quite
|We start with an Email from an Atheist -- the only hate Email in the
almost 15 years that our website has been online to come from an Atheist:|
"Hi. You are all fu--ing idiots that need to die. You will never see heaven
cause GOD does not exist. I know this because of people like you. I hope you
get hit by a car tomorrow, or just have a heart attack, or just choke on your
rod. f--k off and merry fu--ing christmas," We are still trying to figure out
what set her off.
|"...your website is absolutely awesome... i feel that it has
given me more information about religions than i have ever dreamed
of knowing.. it has also helped me find a belief system that i can
incorporate with my life."|
|"Get the f--k out of canada bunch of a-- hole[s] take of[f]
the toilette paper that you got on you heab , bunch of bastar.
you people must have louse on you head. bastar what a f--king
race you are." (The derogatory "toilet paper"and "louse" references may indicate that the sender of
the Email assumes that our staff wear a form of head covering, like Jews,
Muslims, or Sikhs often do. We don't, although I did wear a hat recently
because it was -20? C [-4 F} outside. This hate Email seems to have been triggered by a court
decision granting religious freedom to Sikhs
|"The work that you are doing is so very important and I wish you all
the best in your endeavor....I....found that the essays were again the
same fine quality of information without a biased opinion and judgmental
||"I found an error on your Islamic website. The header includes the word "tolerance". This obviously has to be a mistake as Islam is the most in-tolerant false satanic religion on planet earth. You nun killing c--k s---ers. I truly hope you die a horrible death. You've earned it.
(This Email arrived a day after a Roman Catholic nun, her bodyguard, and hospital employee were killed in Somolia
-- an event apparently triggered by reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's comment from a 16th century book that Islam is evil.)
|"I am sure that the real Christians and Muslims among us who are true to what their faiths teach them would never create the kind of problems that we see blighting our world today. It's nice to see that there are interfaith websites [like yours] that try to promote peace and understanding between people of different faiths. God knows we need it in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours!"
(This Email arrived just before the above Email)
|"Being a Hindu, a true Hindu in all sense I must say that your site is
one of the worst ever one, trying to propagate your "Christian" religion
using another religion, that is Hinduism. Its a shame that you guys are no
better than some sick worms which live on the dirt of others. (Sick) Sucks!
Ugh!" (The subject of the Email was "You deserve worse than a death
|"What a pleasure to find your informative site. It's always
difficult to explain to my Christian friends about other traditional
|"as red necks we done want to kill any fu--ers what done said jesus was
a faggot. if it was a ni--er me and my boys done need to know."|
|"I have never seen your web site before and I am happy that I came
across it. It is nice to see somebody speaking of tolerance and not
about how great their 'true church' is. Lot�s of good information to
read, well written, and nice footnotes."|
|"Your site is nothing but a lot of hate filled, anti-Christian bull.
PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT PUBLISH SUCH GARBAGE SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY AND NEVER
HEARD FROM AGAIN TO SPEAK AND TRY TO TAKE GOD OUT OF EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH."|
|"As a conservative Christian, I'm happy to see that you always
strive to present every point of view, allowing the reader to choose for
themselves how to understand the issue at hand."|
|"YOU ARE ALL GOING TO BURN IN HELL IF YOU DON'T STOP THESE LIES."|
|"Your site has helped to open my eyes to the rich and compelling
beliefs and cultures of the world. This site has enlightened me to
the reality of human religion and the benefits of the religions of the
world outside of American Christianity."|
|"You people deserve to die a very painful death. If I was God, I would kill you all. If I ever see one of you anwywere I will smash your
faces in and slit your throuat to hear you gurgling on your blood. Ya know, one daysomeone is just gonna show up at your doorstep guns blazin and
blow all your heads away."|
|"I have been very intolerant and even hateful toward Muslims,
Catholics, and others, but I feel that there is a distinct change in my
feelings after reading your site."|
|"you stupid fu--ing idiots . BLOW youre stupid fu--ing heads off and
leave the innocent alone. suck my ... you stupid fu--ing camel suckers.|
|"Quite frankly you are doing what some religious organizations
cringe at; telling the truth. I salute you for putting the truth and
facts out there for all to see." |
|"YOUR WHOLE WEB, YOUR WHOLE BELIEVES "ARE TRULY MISTAKEN. CRIMINALS!
ONE DAY, THE GOD YOU ARE SAYING IS YOUR GUIDANCE WILL CUT IN PIECES ALL OF
YOU "PROPHETS" OF EVIL. YOU SERVANTS OF SATAN."|
|"Not only do you provide a wealth of information unmatched by any
other single site, but you impart it alongside a measure of fairness,
tolerance, and humanity that sometimes seems to be sorely lacking when
it comes to discussing the topic of religion."|
|"You are a bunch of hypocrites.. religious intolerance my ass..
your organization stole their trade mark.. you are nothing but a
bunch a k-kes who should be arrested." [We are unaware of stealing a
|"Don't let psychotic fundamentalist/fantatics "get in your way.
What you do is great, and while some people are too damn stupid to
realize it, you open a lot of people's eyes towards the beliefs of
others. I congratulate you on that, it's something that very few
people are willing to do." |
|"You\'re all a bunch of sick bastards and I will personaly "make it
my goal to kill every single one of you lot, seperate "your bones on
all corners of the world and sh-t on your graves."|
|"I will be back to look at other pages on other religions with
considerable trust in your presentation...The world will never be a safe
place until people respect the religious beliefs of others."|
|"If I ever see one of you people in the street...i shall slit your
throats and f--k your children. you evil sick muthafu--ers. I hope you all
burn in hell and when you do, I ...shall be there waiting for you and rape
you brutally till the end of time, you fu--ers...!!!!!! You're all dead
and I will f--k all your mothers. I'll rape your followers and see how you
all like it. Evil Muthafu--ers !!!!!! I will make it my goal in life to
stalk you all and kill every last one of you evil fu--ers."|
|"Keep up the great work. I can't tell you how much peace I feel as a
result of solving the conflict that existed between my head and my
heart. I could not have found that peace without the informative and
balanced essays on your site. You do great work."|
|The following is clearly a hoax E-mail; funny though. Apparently, they
went out by the hundreds to non-Fundamentalist religious web sites.
"Greetings From the Dr. Bob Jones Institute Think Tank."
"As national director of BJI, it is my duty to inform you and/or your
organization that a detailed analysis of your positions regarding
the Bible, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in particular your
political positions are not compatible with our own. The Dr. Bob
Jones Institute stands for strict morality and a totally Christian
Theocratic federal government. These of course are the wishes of
"Since you or your organization have been tried and found wanting, we
must insist that you disband your website immediately and no longer
espouse the none sense "we have found there. Since the election
of George W. Bush as our 43rd and BORN AGAIN president, and since as
you know Mr. Bush did speak at the Bob Jones University and is close
friends with Dr. Bob Jones III, BJI hopes you will agree it would be
wise for you to obey God's will and to do so promptly."
Michael C. Kelley
|"A breath of fresh air indeed. An eye-opening, occasionally
|"your "going to have front row seats in hell. Burn baby burn"|
|I've enjoyed plowing through the many interesting and highly
informative articles on your site and appreciate the refreshingly
balanced manner in which the various beliefs and viewpoints
therein are presented..."|
|"I hope that every single one you go to jail and share a prison cell
with a 370 bls AIDS riddled ni--a whole f--ks everyone of your filthy
child raping ar--s. I'll kill you all, you horrible f--king evil t--ts...!!
Angry for life and your new enemy..."|
site lots of links and very informative. I loved the colors a lot
and the site was layed "out in such a way that it was very easy
to navigate around in. All the links to other sites were also
very helpful. Worth the look."|
|"...You misserible "insignifincant "F--KS! Jesus will asuure "that
you rot in internal damnation for the the renmainder [sic]of your souls.
I undeeerstand "that you are nder "educated, under nurished, "and
outside of society, but do please get a grip on humanity and all the
wonderful things it has to offer and stray away from your sins. God
|"I just want to say bless you for the service of information
which you provide the world. Thanks and I will pray for your
|"Your site is full of lies and it is better to kill yourself than to
lead people astray."|
|"I have found this to be one of the best and most insightful
religious Websites I have ever seen, and have mentioned it to friends
looking for objective views on religious matters. Keep up the good
|"you f--king quacks.! if i ever see any of you in my town i will kick
your ass and rip out yopur testicles or ovaries...stop preying on inocent "people and shape up,, get a hair cut and get a 9 to 5 job. you indeed are
the devil to these people so s--k my c--k minister bob and nun mildred!"
[There is nobody here by the name of Bob or Mildred].|
|"i just want to say that i find you site to be one of the
best, and i mean BEST, on the net...you show no lean in any
direction, you just tell the truth...i am impressed."|
|"Listen a-s wipe; God never, or his people, had their own people put
to death! Only Devil Possessed fags like you, or whores, or dope dealers,
and idol worship, were killed, so God could keep the tribe of Judah clean.
If you don't like it, then bitch to God, he is the one who had his holy
men write it down."
|"Just a note to thank you (the organization) for putting together
such an informative, useful website...You're doing a great job. I do
hope the rest of the public appreciates the work."|
|"i feel that people like you should be sent to prison and raped by [racist
reference deleted] inmates it would serve idiots like you right and you claim you are
right. people like you shgould "roast in hell."|
|"Your site is a terrific resource not only for religious questions,
but also for ethical/moral dilemmas."|
|"Its obvious to see that your line of thinking comes from years of
inbreeding amongst your stupid a-s race. Actually, fu--ing your
and p---y stinking fat sister made you just a tad bit smarter then your
normally is u sick a-s f--ks."|
|"...I must express my appreciation for you creating this website.... I
also congratulate you for your bravery in this given the degree of hatred
expressed by the religious bigots who seem incapable of coherent thought."|
|"I think your website is nothing but
trash, written by ignorant trailor "park trash who are inbred. Talk
about an abomination!!! You people are cowards who hide behind
your white hoods. You won't burn in hell, hell is too good for
|"...please accept my praise for your ongoing efforts towards
enlightening society about religion in an objective and thorough manner.
Keep up the good work!"|
|"Oh yeay [sic]...F--K YOU! God does not love you!"|
|"i took time to read your site.. and all i want to say.. is i
read your site.. a lot of it.. i like it.. it opened my eyes to the
|"I don't give a s--t aqbout your pass the buck excuses
about not responding to complaint emails, just F--N WAKE UP and smell the
coffee, do your research before passing judgment."
|"I saw your e-mail page and was really surprised. So many
Fundamentalists bashing you. I don't understand why. I see their views
along with others and you aren't biased at all. I see this site as an
immensely valuable source for everyone."|
"Your site is in error, because if you claim to be a Christian based
web site then you shouldn't use pagan sponsors. If you are not a Christian
based web site then you are in error for thinking that any Christians
would believe a word you say."
[We found this Email the most
disturbing of any that we have received. It implies that if a web site follows
one religion, then it should prohibit ads from other religions. More
importantly, it implies that Christians totally reject all material written by
non-Christians. No culture can survive with that degree of mistrust of others.]
|"Thank you so much for all you do. For all the
trouble it must be, and all of the abuse you probably get from
those too afraid to ask questions, it is important that you know
how much what you have created is appreciated."|
|"You have got to be joking, your site is an abomination, may God
have mercy on you!!!!"|
|"Your site inspires hope to many people who have lost faith in humanity.
Sure, racism, sexism, homophobia (etc.) are all alive and doing well today,
but there all caused by the most powerful force in the world, IGNORANCE,
your site educates people, and even if you might get tons of abuse for it,
you're all doing the right thing...".|
|"None of you would want to meet me. You would suffer. Love and wisdom is stronger then any igorance
|"...thank you for such a helpful and thorough website. It has helped
me a great deal in my search to find a spiritual path that aligns with my
interests and beliefs."
|"People like you will certainly die in your sins for you to not
beleive "the Word Of God....Listen your as sure headed for hell as the sun
shines and if God the Holy Ghost dosnt wake you up then you sleep on till
you wake up in hell."
|"Its so hard now a days to find a religious website that isn't biased
in some sense or another. I have found the site I was looking for in
|"It does not surprise me that you get a lot of negative mail you are not
in touch with the reality of Christ. I will pray that your influence and the dark one you serve can be
used for the glorification of Christ."
|"Your site most definately "lives up to the name you have given it! It
literally is, Religious Tolerance and I think, more of it is needed."|
|"SATAN, IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS THE CHRIST OF GOD I BIND YOU AND YOUR FOUL DEMONIC
FORCES. LOOSE YOUR HOLD ON THE PEOPLE OF GOD'S OWN CREATION. NOW. YOU ARE A LIAR AND THE
FATHER OF LIES. YOU ARE ALREADY A DEFEATED ENEMY, AND YOUR ULTIMATE AND TOTAL DESTRUCTION
IS NEAR. FEAR GOD. WOULDST THOU DO THAT WHICH IS EVIL? BE VERY AFRAID."|
|"This is possibly the most balanced website (or any other
publication) concerning religion I have ever encountered."|
||"WHY WE'RE HOSTILE TOWARDS YOU. We link you with the following words or terms:
Liberals / Marxists, Hypocrites / Intolerant, Political Correctness, Arrogant,
Mockers, Whited Sepulchers (outwardly beautiful but full of all manner of
corruption & evil), False Teachers, Wolves in Sheep�s Clothing, Trojan Horse,
Cultural Poison, Corrosive, Pro Abortion, Sucker Punchers, Deceptive, Treacherous,
World Council of Churches & other Marxist Organizations. We distrust you.
'Tolerance' is a danger signal when preached by liberals. We now expect a sucker
punch. You take over & show your intolerance towards us. Hypocrites! To you, 'Tolerance'
means you're right & we're wrong, & we have to change because you think you're
smarter. You reject God's laws & replace them with your own...."
[Wow! I'm exhausted just reading that list.]
|I'm one of your monthly supporters and I just wanted to let you know
that every few months I look at my outgoing funds and wonder why it is
that I contribute money to a website I don't visit often - so I visit.
And I remember. Thanks for doing the hard work. I am not trying to save
the world, but I am trying to support the people that are.|
|"I WILL SHOW YOU THE TRUE MEANING OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE. I WILL HANG ALL OF YOU AND BEAT YOU LIKE A FU--IN PINATA. COME FORWARD YOU FU--ING
PU--ES. YOU CANT HIDE ANYMORE I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOUR SIC FU--S THAT SHOULD JUST KILL YOURSELFS. THERE IS NO GOD. FU-- YOU ALL. YOU PEOPLE NEED
A SERIOUS FU--IN REALITY CHECK. YOU PEOPLE ARE SO FU--ED AND YOU CAN DENY S--T ALL YOU WANT CAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THE TRUTH. O MAN YOU DONT UNDERSTAND
HOW MUCH I WANT TO BEAT ON UR FACES WITH A LOUIE. DIE MOTHER FU--ERS DIE."|
|"I just wanted to send a small message, hopefully encouraging, telling
you how grateful I am for this web site...You are doing a wonderful deed,
keep up the good work..."|
|"You Scum. I hope anyone who visits your web page, and you...Get fu---ng axe murdered."|
|"...you are a beacon of light in a confused world."|
|My hope and prayer, to ALL Gods and Goddesses, is that there are
soon more people committed to living in harmony and tolerance of other.
Thank you for being a voice of Love and Reason in a cacophony of hate
Copyright © 1997 to 2010 by Ontario
Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2010-APR-24
Compiler: B.A. Robinson