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Are Many ATHEISTS Offended By Receiving May GOD BLESS You's When They Sneeze?

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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This actually reminds me of a comic I made a few years ago. XD



In all seriousness though, I am a Gnostic Luciferian and having a stranger say "Bless you!" in my direction does not offend me at all. In fact, it gives me a little bit of hope that someone would go out of their way to say something positive to a complete stranger --- which is very uncommon these days.




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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I like to say gesundheit. It's quicker to say and usually gets a good response.
If you see that lady sneeze again you should just say "you". She'll get it.
Luckily she didn't sneeze directly on you. I've been sneezed on before by a stranger and it was not pleasant. At all.


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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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I like to use Gesundheit ( pronounced gazoontight ).

I think it means "to your health" or something similar.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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So which Aeon do you worship?
Had to go there couldn't resist.
edit: I won't think any less of you no matter the response

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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I love your Einstein quote!



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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I do not necessarily 'worship' any of them. I believe that there is something to learn from everything and everyone. ~_^



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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Word. You get a star from me!



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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I love your Einstein quote!


Thanx


"~Science without spirituality is lame spirituality without science is blind~ Albert Einstein"

It's supposed to say religion instead of spirituality, but I like to take the religion out of as much as possible - I don't like labels.

That's why gesundheit makes so much sense - it can apply to everyone.......



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by xxsomexpersonxx

To paraphrase you, you said no need to be respectful around 'them' and followed up by applying a derogatory term to 'them'. It's not that I need thicker skin, it's that you were indeed being uncivil.



No, this is what I said, word for word:



Not at all.
I understand the ultimate message, so I take it for what it is worth and move on.
BTW: In my experience, you do not need to be PC around atheists. Go ahead, call a spade a spade.


It is you that is placing interpretations on to things that do not need interpreting. I said exactly what I meant to say, I did not leave room for interpretation. No where did I even mention respect or even 'them', as you say. I said what I said, I cannot help how you interpret something when there is nothing to interpret and I was not intending to be uncivil.

Peace out.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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I am. It's the most stupid thing to say to someone who sneezed. Christians who know that I am an atheist persist with it though. They do it to provoke a negative reaction which I'm more than willing to give them. Ask and ye shall receive, to quote a famous fantasy character.You trawl for such reactions because it's what christians thrive on.......... blood, pain, torment, suffering and obsequity. In short christianity is about human misery.You drink blood and eat flesh at your crazed rituals as part of your worship.(For me such delicacies are merely part of dinner, nothing more).Sickos!

When someone sneezes the best thing to do is offer a handkerchief, or mind your own business and f#*@ off .
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by NewAgeMan
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Dane Cook is a pathetic knobjockey who probably talks to G-Sus. Hes not funny. He's as funny as Carlos Mencia. Hopefully someday Joe Rogan will rip his comedic spleen out, like he did to Mencia, in the middle of a gig.

Please Greg Giraldo, come back from the dead and haunt that talentless duishbag.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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It just seemed on topic, that's the only reason I posted it.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Sorry, got out of wrong side of bed.



posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 03:51 AM
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Are Many ATHEISTS Offended By Receiving May GOD BLESS You's When They Sneeze?


Nope - it goes under the same socially polite chit chat as good morning, how are you etc.

I do however find the constant praying over food when we have meals with the in-laws annoying. We hang around and wait for everyone to gather - food gets cold - then we have to listen to looong prayer. The first few years I could ignore it, but after 6 years it makes me want to start praying to Thor or somone just to be annoying and stir a bit. As soon as I find a chocolate god/ goddess whose name I can pronounce I'm going to insist we pray to him/her every time we are at their place and have chocolate anything!!



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