“Urgent Response Please i need help”
Needless to say, Cranmer did not attend, and most such emails end up in his ‘recycle bin’, never, of course, to be recycled.
However, today he received one with the heading of this post, and he cannot tell if this is a crank or a genuine plea. It is from a Mohammedan who wishes to convert, which would be a great ‘insult to Islam’, he appears to be stuck in Kuwait, and has been attempting to contact ‘Vatican City’ in search of the ‘shadow of truth’.
Cranmer quite liked that.
This is exactly as received:
I m from India and I m Muslim sir I want to change my religion I want to know the true path and I need help to find a true path please I m bagging you please help me I want to take this step as soon as possible I m really fade up of this life and this poorness please help me and I also help u to attract people on this right way sir I m in Kuwait right now I already try to make contact with Vatican city but I couldn’t success please reply me soon and take me in shadow of truth please I really don’t have time in your website on this option name is (Communicate to a friend)
I hope that I found my true friend and its u and I hope that my true friend will help me
Truly yours only
The Lord knows there are many hundreds of converts from Islam facing daily persecution, torture, and death, in some of the most oppressive Islamic regimes in the world. Should any communicants discern in their spirits that this plea is genuine, and feel moved by the Holy Spirit to assist Shad, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.