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My friend is an "athiest" yet he says "God Bless You" When I sneeze.... [rolleyes smiley]
[5/22/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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That's right... because we all know that atheists burst into flames whenever they utter to word \"god\".
1/24/2007 4:34:23 AM
I always just say \"Gesundheit.\"
1/24/2007 5:16:19 AM
And that proves...?
1/24/2007 5:29:37 AM
Proof that god exists!
1/24/2007 9:03:35 AM
Ah yes, from antiquated times when they thought illnesses were caused by God's wrath, or demons invading your body when you accidentally sneezed your soul out. (I kid you not)
I trust you don't think any of that's true too!
1/24/2007 9:18:39 AM
Those damn ath
1/24/2007 10:11:13 AM
I say \"bless poo\", but I can assure you that I'm not really offering blessings to fecal matter.
1/24/2007 11:21:53 AM
ever heard of the term \"figure of speech\"?
1/24/2007 11:29:51 AM
This atheist probably also said \"please\" and \"thank you\"! Poser...
1/24/2007 12:57:02 PM
Big deal. I've known plenty of Christians who say \"gesundheit\" when someone sneezes, even though they don't have a clue what the word actually means (since they don't speak German). Either way, in that context it's just an idiomatic expression of supportiveness for someone showing a symptom of illness.
1/24/2007 3:09:34 PM
I'm atheist, and yet I still complain about
2/28/2008 5:10:10 AM
I don't have a username?
Politeness? No, this
mean God exists.
10/23/2008 1:12:10 AM
and in France we say "a vous souhait"
it's a phrase
10/23/2008 8:30:57 PM
In Danish, almost all our profanity is Christianity-related. English has 'fucking', but we don't have anything like that (although 'fucking' is often used by the younger generations). And since everybody swears in Denmark - even the politicians on tv, we have no choice but to use Christian profanity, such as
(for satan) and
(so God, or God help me). That, however, doesn't change the fact that Denmark is one of the least religious countries in the world.
10/24/2008 10:33:18 AM
You're friends with an atheist? You wicked heathen, you are.
11/9/2009 8:38:20 PM
He's trying to put up with you, idiot.
11/14/2009 11:50:21 AM
I say "Holy cow" too. It doesn't mean I'm Hindu. It's just a figure of speech.
11/14/2009 1:22:13 PM
My friend is a "christian" yet he calls the day after Wednesday "Thursday".... [rolleyes smiley]
My friend is a "christian" yet he calls the fourth planet of our solar system "Mars".... [rolleyes smiley]
3/7/2012 11:24:44 AM
Not exactly compelling evidence of anything, except that your friend is polite despite being (gasp!) an atheist.
Me, I use words like "Oh God" and "Jesus Christ" numerous times a day (especially when driving in traffic). Doesn't mean I believe they exist.
3/8/2012 1:39:09 AM
It's called a lexicon, the current state of speech of any particular language. If it's understood by most or all, even Atheists will use them. It's a habit from your youth usually. I don't respond at all to someone sneezing myself but if I heard a Christian or Atheist say "bless You" I'd just see no issue.
Are you saying we can't speak english, or react in traditional ways? Fuck you. The last people to police my language will be you lot.
"I always just say \"Gesundheit.\" "
Hitler said that!
3/8/2012 12:40:13 PM
Ryan of Tinellb
I say 'Gesundheit', or I say nothing at all. It's odd to me that we acknowledge sneezing, but not yawning, coughing, hiccupping, etc.
5/17/2015 5:05:48 AM
Occasionally, I say "Fuck me", but if you try, I'll cut you.
5/17/2015 6:09:50 AM