D-I-S-T-U-R-B-I-N-G

In our mail today.

In our mail today.

I picked up the mail today as I usually do on my way home. We live in the country and we do not have mail delivery to our door. In amongst the usual detritus from Canada Post was a hand-written envelope that did not have a return address on it or our postal code. I did not think much of it when I picked it up. I actually thought it was probably a thank you card and a tax receipt from a rescue we had donated to recently. Boy was I wrong.

Deb opened the envelope and inside were a bunch of religious tracts. At first we thought whoever sent them was a Jehovah’s Witness because of the one on blood. However, after further reading and investigation it appears that it is some wing nut evangelical christian who has sent this to us. Most of the tracts come from Moments with the Book. This appears to be an evangelical site selling tracts to other believers. The others come from Evangelical Tracts – which is based in Canada. The front page of their website describes how happy the youth are who have just received their tracts as they get ready to spread the word in Hong Kong. Very disturbing indeed!

We both feel like we have been violated. The fact that there is someone out there who knows us and who has chosen to send us this crap is, well, disturbing. There is a feeling of being violated as we would never allow this stuff into our house. Now, we are trying to figure out who sent it. We had some religious people at the door a couple of weeks ago – did they do it? We are going through everyone we know trying to figure out if they could have sent it. We really have no idea who sent it. We can’t glean much from the envelope except that whoever wrote knows cursive writing quite well. We believe it was mailed very close to our house as it is stamped with our postal code. Other than that we are stymied.

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Published in: on October 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm  Comments (8)  
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  1. This is so so bad. Do you now have any idea who would have done such a thing?

  2. When this sort of stuff appears (as it does occasionally), I treat it the same as the “tough on crime” pamphlets/skewed polls from the local Conservative politician, or the zillions of other junk mailers. Into the shredder! It’s pleasantly satisfying.

  3. Was this necessarily someone who knows you? Maybe they were sending things out randomly based on the telephone book or information online. Hopefully it’s just one-off junk mail and you won’t be bothered again. Definitely creepy!

    • It may be a stranger but we don’t think so. The envelope was addressed to both of us. They could not have gotten that info from the phone book. I doubt we will ever find out who sent it.

  4. Well, it certainly wasn’t me! But what a violation indeed!

  5. That is TERRIBLE! We have a lot of very odd folks who come door to door here asking if we have a bible etc etc. Maybe someone came to your door once? You can find out a lot about names and addresses from the people finder canada website.

  6. This is very disturbing. I’d be pissed and freaked all at the same time. Hold on to it, in case you get more. You may need to report it if it continues.

  7. I was pissed and freaked. It’s someone targeting us, we are not known as “Chris and Deb” to everyone, it had to be someone at least on the periphery of our circle. It wasn’t something any one of our friends would do. Our friends, for the most part, are non-religious, intelligent, free thinking people who would never do something this invasive. Plus, most of our friends know I’m Jewish and have my beliefs. It just feels yucky.


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