I say " Bless you" if someone sneezes or has a sad story. Could this offend certain religions/ beliefs?
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Thanks for your response, junkseller, I like your attitude.
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.
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.
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.
It's meaningless to me. I say it because it's a nice thing to say to people when they do something nice for me.