Sunday, November 25, 2007

Oh Canada --- and these types of emails ;)

I have to admit, I Struggle with what to do with emails like this one the follows. What should my response as a Christian living in a land that is hostile to my faith. How do I show that I want Canada to be Canada. yes, a melting pot of the world, but still a predominately English with some French thrown in for good measure. A country where folks are expected to fit in with who we are, and that yes, we'll make some accommodations for you...after all we ARE Canadian that's part of who we are...but at the same time...we want you to know that you are living in Canada, not where-ever it was that you came from. Adapt to us and we'll accommodate where we can. BUT is that the response I should have? I don't know.

So do I delete these emails? (because I'm not sure if I agree with it all) Forward them? (because I agree a fair bit) or ??????? What do you think?

Here's the email:

OH CANADA - OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM

Boy do I ever agree with this one---Keep it the way it was written--- English period, no exceptions!!!!!!

I am sorry but after hearing they want to sing the National Anthem in Hindi - enough is enough. No where did they sing it in Italian, Japanese, Polish, Irish (Celtic), German, Portuguese, Greek, or any other language because of immigration. It was written in English, and should be sung word for word the way it was written.

If this offends anyone too bad - because this is MY COUNTRY!!! -
IF IT IS YOUR COUNTRY, SPEAK UP ---- please pass this along~

I am not against immigration -- just come through like everyone else. Get a sponsor; have a place to lay your head; have a job; pay your taxes, live by the rules AND LEARN THE LANGUAGE as all other immigrants have in the past -- and LONG LIVE CANADA!

PART OF THE PROBLEM
Think about this: If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone-----YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM !!!!

Will we still be the Country of choice and still be CANADA if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in CANADA because it is the Country of Choice??????

Think about it!

IMMIGRANTS, NOT CANADIAN'S, MUST ADAPT.

It is Time for CANADIANS to Speak up. If you agree -- pass this along; if you don't agree -- delete it!

3 comments:

Kevin said...

You need to delete it as you would with any chain letter. There is enough important activism to work on to waste bytes on garbage.

Anonymous said...

I agree. First of all, it smacks of self-righteous white guy ranting, second I live in Vancouver and this is the first time I've heard anything about this so it's probably bull. Lastly you mention that Canada is "a land hostile to your faith". You must live in a part of Canada I've never been to.

Annette said...

no I don't. I live in a country where a man who is a christian business owner is forced to do business with people he doesn't want to EVEN THOUGH he referred those self-same people to competitors who would be happy to do business with them.

Where Christians in positions of authority are told not to write their Christian responses to papers because they hold positions of authority.

Lots of situations in this country where Christians are being targeted for their faith.

So yes, part of our Canada that I'm not too thrilled with.