Do you get offended if when you sneeze, someone says,"God bless you." or if you're going through a difficult time, if someone says that they will keep you in their prayers? I'm just curious because I say both quite often, and never took into consideration that it may be offensive until just now. Thank you in advance for your input.Answer Question
Answer by ashisamom at 10:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by WoodWitch at 10:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Erin814 at 10:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
It's all about intent. If the intent is genuine concern or affection then no but if it were condescending then yes. So in the examples you stated, no I would not take offense.
Answer by beeky at 10:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Freela at 10:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Erin814 at 10:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Hope I'm not out of bounds because I do believe in the Gods, (plural). But I've not taken offence to a "God Bless You." I do feel a little funny about it when someone stresses the word "God" when saying it. I wear a pentacle openly and it has happened. As to saying that you will keep someone in your prayers is fine, as long as it's not a prayer for conversion. Good thoughts and well wishes are welcomed, meddling is not.
Answer by isabellalecour at 10:58 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by jenae_gist at 10:59 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by Morgain at 11:00 PM on Aug. 17, 2010