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Could it be offensive to some people if you say, " Bless you." ?


I say " Bless you" if someone sneezes or has a sad story. Could this offend certain religions/ beliefs?

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junkseller says

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    innerspin 4 years ago

    Thanks for your response, junkseller, I like your attitude.

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Susan Keeping (Uninvited Writer) says

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    innerspin 4 years ago

    I don't say it as a religious thing, just recently I started to wonder if that's how people may take it. Thanks for the comment.

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KK Trainor says

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    innerspin 4 years ago

    Mmm, sort of my point. If they don't say anything, I may repeat the "offense" another time, though of course it's meant well. Thanks for commenting.

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Old Empresario says

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    Attikos 4 years ago

    Perhaps it isn't so meaningless to either theists or atheists. Its origin predates Christianity. When you sneeze, for example, you're trying to expel a demon. Probably not much of a demon, but the blessing is to help you get it out.


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