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If you are not Christian, do you get offended when people say "God bless you"?

I personally take it as a compliment that they are thinking about me and wishing me well.
What about you? What if it was Allah? or Budda?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (25)
  • I'm atheist and I feel the same. It's nice to hear someone cares :)
    benjamink

    Answer by benjamink at 7:54 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • It is good will towards your fellow man, doesn't bother me....
    Steff107

    Answer by Steff107 at 7:54 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • It depends on the context in which it is said. If I sneeze and it is stated I take it as well wishes, etc. If it is said at the end of a heated "debate" I see it as being smug, condescending, and an underhanded attempt at trying to "win" the debate.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:57 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • I feel uncomfortable when anyone offers me blessings for any reason.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • My sister was in her college class and the girl in frnt of her sneezed...she said God Bless You, and my sister is NOT Christian, the girl flipped out and yelled at her, "Why would you say that? How do you know I even believe in God?" and just kinda went off from there. I thought that was odd almost as if the girl was trying to stand out for some reason.
    KaylasMiracle

    Answer by KaylasMiracle at 7:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • No I'm not offended by it at all:)
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 8:01 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Positive pray hurts no one.
    fireball1978

    Answer by fireball1978 at 8:02 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • It's all about intent.  Sometimes it's genuine sentiment and sometimes it is meant to be condescending.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 8:06 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Sometimes it's just something to say, just a habit, like when some one snezes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • I agree with kristi and beeky.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:18 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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