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Tonight, my lady and I are having drinks at a bar , when suddenly a guy SNEEZED and my girlfriend says "Bless you"... the guy replies "no thanks" -PAUSE- "I'm atheist" and that's all he said. I was saddened by this... It struck me as unfair that I don't go around telling people I'm Christian (everyone's knows the different views people have in life and what they are compiled of). We leave and on our way out I felt compelled to say something, so I did... "Good Luck with that". What I'm trying to say is... Why couldn't the guy just simply be thankful that someone cared enough to excuse them in a polite gesture, rather than to into a belief thing? When people come at me bashing my faith I don't say anything (weather they know me or not)... they've made there choice so be it. I get offended all the time... DEAL with it!
Out of all Atheist i know, no one would say that in return if someone say bless you.
I never understood the "bless you" part? does that mean that the person saying that is some sort of saint, like "i bless you" kinda.
I'm not religious but I don't take any offence if some one says bless you. In fact I say it myself, more out of habit and good manners that anything.