I thought about putting this in IMHO, but since the question has to do with religion, it seems more appropriate here.
There are several people in my extended family who are religious. (They pray before meals, have bible meetings, go to church etc. etc.) Recently there was a death and I wanted to send a sympathy card. After looking around, I decided on a religious card with a bible quote: 28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11)
The card also had some nice stuff about a loved one being in heavenly care and the mourning being there as well. (You can see why I would choose a card instead of writing something myself.)
My question: If I’m not religious myself, is it hypocritical to send a card like this?
My thought was to send something that might make themfeel better, so my own feelings aren’t the issue. After it was already in the mail, I started to wonder if it wasn’t a bit disingenuous.
I know there is a lot of atheistic sentiment on the boards, but if someone has a different belief, is it acceptable to put disagreements aside for the duration of a bible verse on a card?