I received this email from a friend:
… I have a co-worker who is always sending me forwards, which is annoying enough as it is, but recently they’ve shifted to the Christian variety of email. Now I don’t think she’s secretly trying to convert me — in fact, I think she believes I’m already all about Jesus. So how do you tell someone you work with that you’d like to stop getting her “Jesus saved my baby” forwards? The problem is she’s the only other person here under the age of 40 and I tend to talk to her more than anyone else. I don’t want to alienate her, but I also don’t care so much about how Jesus smells (that was literally one of the emails). Any thoughts?
Personally, I would just delete them. (It’s what I do at my own workplace.)
It’s not worth causing drama with a work colleague over something like that. Plus, telling her you’d rather not get those emails won’t make the situation any better.
In fact, if you say you don’t want the Jesus emails, it may make the other person feel the need to send you more of them. Because you’re an evil heathen.