#1 It's time we all stopped saying ‘God Bless You’03-17-2017, 01:21 PMPlease stop acknowledging my bodily functions.
"Bless you" is a phrase so reflexively spoken upon hearing a sneeze that many of us forgot or don't even know where it came from. It has obvious religious connotations but they're archaic and no longer make any sense in our modern-day world. You don't protect your friend from the devil when she coughs so please, let her sneeze in peace. Here are five reasons why "bless you" has to go.
1. The plague is no longer a thing. And thank God, sure, that we no longer live in a world where the pope (Gregory I in 600 AD, to be exact) is imposing on us the responsibility to bless one another to protect us from dying from the bubonic plague.
2. Religious political correctness. You never know who you're trying to bless and not everyone's going to be receptive of your random act of kindness. Atheists, for example, might respond to a "bless you" with a roll of the eyes. Someone of another faith may not appreciate your blessings if they perceive you to be of another (potentially opposing) set of beliefs
03-17-2017, 11:31 PM
Go with the Seinfeld line instead..."You are so good looking."Voted hottest "chick" at CU - My hotness transcends gender
03-18-2017, 02:41 AMPlease stop acknowledging my bodily functions.
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