God/allah blessing

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    How many times a day do ya hear someone say "god bless ya?"

    Aren't we Americans just as guilty of wishing the blessings of this "god" thing on folks as muslims are of saying "may allah be with you?"

    Whenever I hear that by any monotheist I immediately "brand" them as religious bigots whom I have to, uncomfortably, "tippy toe" around when chatting.

    I have to be something other than myself when I'm around them.

    Comments?

    Qwark

    1. Daniel Carter profile image79
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really see it that way, but then my experience may be a lot different than yours. To me it's a similar issue as "Merry Christmas" and making that a politically hot statement by reducing it to "happy holidays."

      I don't feel a need to tip toe around people who say "God bless you," but that's me. The term has become more generic over time, (IMO) just as "Merry Christmas."

      But as I say, that's just me. Your experience may be quite different than mine.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        We seem to be just as "nuts" about our belief in this god thing as muslims are about the same abrahamic god thing.
        The history of both religions is so disgustingly deadly!
        Qwark

    2. profile image0
      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So what do you want us to say when you sneeze? ' you're soooo good looking?'

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why not? Just as credible a comment as "god bless ya."
        ...and it'd be a nice compliment...great idea!
        Qwark

        1. profile image0
          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I can't take credit. It's a line from Seinfield. But thanks.

          1. qwark profile image56
            qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Damn! An "honest" hubber!  smile:
            Qwark

    3. the pink umbrella profile image78
      the pink umbrellaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i say it when someone sneezes, and im not a zelot. But just in case evil spirits are flying out of your nose, a lil god bless you couldnt hurt....ya know just in case.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Pink:
        "... just in case." of what?  smile:
        Qwark

  2. Hugh Williamson profile image91
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    I was in an elevator once and a fellow sneezed, so a lady said, "God Bless You." He said "Thanks, but I'd rather he cured me." Everyone took it as a joke, not an insult.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer : your so good looking!"  smile:

  3. Hugh Williamson profile image91
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4471022_f248.jpg

 
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