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PART 3

Her letters are in yellow, whilst mine are in black & white.

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In response to the Newsletter I send out.
Feb 4, 2008
“How's life?”

Hi Bob, not heard from you in a while! How's life?

Sonia
UK

Didja read the Newsletter?

Bob

“How you doing?”

Scanned it...not really my thing to be honest! Anyway, you haven't answered my question! How you doing?

Sonia
UK

Good. Very good. Good and busy, and perhaps falling in love. That and everything that's on the newsletter you're refusing to read.

;)
Bob

“I guess your opinion of God is pretty much the same as when we last spoke though right?”

Haha, ok, I read it...would you like me to comment? Since I don't actually use your site and you already know what I think it seems pretty pointless.

I'm glad you're good, intrigued that you said you're falling in love and I guess it's good to be busy, however I hope you're doing more with your life than the website. I guess your opinion of God is pretty much the same as when we last spoke though right?

Sonia
UK

Well, no. I guess I'm thinking now there might actaually be a God of some sort, only I'm just too far in over my head in this site to ever come fully around and change my beliefs, like officially telling all my fans that I'm flip-flopping.

But that's not the news I was thinking you were interested in so I didn't elaborate before. That's all.

Bob

“if God exists and doesn't like being laughed at and therefore doesn't like your site”

Well hey it's cool that you're starting to believe there's a God and of course I'm always happy to talk about Him if you'd like, if you maybe have any questions that still need clearing up. It seems a bit odd that you don't mind making fun of yourself on the internet, but I guess if you're still trying to sort it all out in your own head then it'd be pretty radical to change everything. Lots of people have done though.

I guess it depends on how much you think the existence of God would mean, and whether Him existing would mean that he would like or dislike the site and what the consequences would be, but it doesn't sound like you've really got that far...however, if you're willing to believe there may be a God, perhaps it's time to start thinking about what that would mean for your site. For example, if God exists and doesn't like being laughed at and therefore doesn't like your site, what does that mean for you? I'm not trying to push you into anything, just provoking you a bit maybe...
What news did you think I'd be interested in?

Sonia
UK


3 months later after another Newsletter from me.
May 14, 2008
“If He's real you have to acknowledge that the consequences for you could be pretty bad...is it really worth the risk?”

Hi Bob,

I'm a bit confused as to why you never replied to my last email but you're still sending me updates. I'll paste the email here in case you never got it:

(P.S. I'd be really interested to know what you think. I mean, if you believe in God know, or are at least willing to accept that He might well exisit, then I'd have thought you'd be pretty worried that He'd be rather upset about your site. If He's real you have to acknowledge that the consequences for you could be pretty bad...is it really worth the risk?

Like I said, I'd be interested to know what you think...)
Sonia
UK

*Sigh* Okay Sonia, I'll come clean.

First off, if I'm correct you never answered my final question regarding how exactly I was harming you (interrupting your ability to believe, causing deteriorating health, exploding children on your block, etc), so when I finally got an email from you months later asking how I was doing, I figured I'd answer your question as thoroughly as you answered mine. In short, that email I sent saying "I was starting to believe in God but didn't think you'd be interested in that news" was me being horrifyingly sarcastic. When I got your email about how the god of the universe probably doesn't like to be laughed at and when He's surfing the web He (The All Knowing Creator of every Galaxy in the Universe) doesn't like my site I couldn't hold it back.

For some reason I thought that by switching gears and make-believing I was closeting my flip-flopping would satisfy you enough so you could sleep at night despite it all remaining on the net. I was hoping that perhaps now when you'd come to my site to torment yourself you'd get some satisfaction in the notion that inside I'm torn apart by my conflicting lifestyle and you could resume your life as you once did, before you knew of JesusDressup.com and the related sites..

Now, after reading back over what I sent you I'm realizing I didn't put enough emphasis on the sarcastic bits. I've come to understand that it's much harder to make sarcasm work with believers because the outlandish statements that'd give it away to regular people aren't outlandish statements at all to believers. Where I've said things like "The apocalypse will be a good thing!" or "Did you know there were once really giants?!?" or "Perhaps kangaroos got to Australia from Noah's ark by being carried by large birds" and I forget that a religious person really believes these things, thus the joke is completely lost making me look like the ass. And it's happened again with you.

Sonia, you've no idea how utterly convinced I am that the reason people believe in all the different gods they do around the whole world is because it comforts them. You yourself said "nothing matters except what you feel!" and I'm sad to say this is what many people base "truth" on; our screwy, wavering feelings. "It's true because I feel it in my heart!"

"Angels are real because I feel it in my heart!"
"Paradise waits for me after I die because I can feel it in my heart!"
"All the mistakes I'm ashamed of can be eliminated from the record books by putting them into a sheep and slaughtering it on an alter, or as of more recently, putting them on the child of a supreme being and slaughtering him, because I FEEL it in my heart to be so!"

It's bullshit, Sonia. My feelings on the matter have not wavered for the last 8 years. I have no guilt, distress or hesitation what-so-ever for mocking the gods people made-up and try to sell to each other.

I hope you understand.
Bob


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