I recently received an email from a Christian friend, with another right behind it, apologizing because he had forgotten to hide everyone's email addresss.
I understand that it's the politically correct thing to do these days, when sending out a group email, to hide everyone's email address. I can see the point in this at times from a worldly perspective, but should we need to do this as Christians?
Why would Christians be upset that their email address was not hidden in an email going out to other like-minded Christians?
I’ve even heard of people that were actually angry that their email address wasn’t hidden went someone sent one out.
I don’t get it. As Christians, shouldn’t we have nothing to hide, to be transparent among other believers and held accountable?
On the other hand, I was told that someone used an emailing list like this to solicit funds for a business venture. Now, why would someone do that? We shouldn’t abuse our friendship among fellow believers. When asked to be removed from solicitation, the person refused. Is that a Christian way to act?
So, what's your opinion? Do you want your email address hidden when someone sends out a group email? If so, what are some of the reasons for doing so?
I prefer the email addresses to be visible, because then I know who else received the same thing and I don’t forward it to them again. If my email address gets misused, I’ll simply throw away the solicitation. I get lots of spam anyway.
Comments? Different points of view? What do you think?