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Does it bother you at all for someone to say, "God Bless you"?

Sir Jim 2007/07/12 13:21:27
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  • 20218 2007/07/12 14:37:33
    No
    20218
    +12
    Nope. Regardless of it's religious conotations, I think it's simply a polite gesture. Even if it isn't following a sneeze lol. It's ridiculous for anyone to take offense - especially in this country! After all - FREEDOM OF RELIGION -that means we should all, EVERYONE of us, be practicing religious tolerance. I, for one, am ashamed of the political correct approach that has led many to feel they can't call christmas CHRISTMAS, those who say you shouldn't be allowed to say "Merry Christmas" and should instead replace it with a generic "happy holidays" - it's preposterous. It's absolutely absurd to my mind. So what if you're not christian. Freedom of religion, once again - sadly, that has come to be (as so many other things in this country moving rapidly towards a more socialistic attitude) a mere hypocrisy. It's now become - you're free to practice your religion so long as you do it in complete secrecy and privacy so as not to risk offending anyone. Sheesh - our forefathers would roll over in their graves - let's wake up and practice a little more tolerance - and perhaps a little more MATURITY people. Ok - you know where to foreward the "dislike" mail lol.

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  • Special... AngelEyes 2007/07/16 11:39:14
    SpecialKrazyK!
    no..wow...that was kind of mean...i would never say that to anyone on here..there is a difference between being funny...and putting someone down...
  • Ginjo Special... 2007/07/13 23:39:08
    Ginjo
    LMAO - I know exactly what you are talking about...
  • Sir Jim Special... 2007/07/17 02:10:58
    Sir Jim
    I too am from the South and living here now. What most folks around here say just before they gossip about the conduct of a particular person is, "Bless her/his heart". And then they continue to do their gossiping.
  • The Hand of John 2007/07/13 12:04:38
    No
    The Hand of John
    +1
    After a sneeze? sure that's fine but when certain folk condescend to pray for my sorry ass because they believe I'm a doomed sinner...well that's different.
  • Butch C... The Han... 2007/07/18 10:11:28
    Butch Cassidy
    I believe ya are a doomed siner and I taint prain for ya neither.

    I am and outlaw!
  • The Han... Butch C... 2007/09/12 18:03:29
    The Hand of John
    +1
    If i'm in such a state that Butch's prayer would mean the difference...i am in a bad way.
  • Sir Jim The Han... 2007/07/18 10:16:53
    Sir Jim
    +1
    Butch is kidding and even he he ain't, I will pray for you.
  • Krisbeeeeee 2007/07/13 06:17:13
    No
    Krisbeeeeee
    +1
    Why would it trouble me? I hope there is a deity to bless me.... Life is short and uncertain; it would be nice to continue with all my loved ones thereafter .....

    But please don’t force down you’re narrow minded, bigoted, blinkered, prejudiced, biased, intolerant views on me bible thumpers...
  • Maia 2007/07/13 03:42:58
    Yes
    Maia
    I feel rather irked because there is no god. It's like someone telling me I'm lucky - I'm not lucky, I'm good! I have what I have because I'm smart and I work hard, not because "God" blessed me.
  • Maia Maia 2007/07/13 03:45:07
    Maia
    But not too much, because I know they mean well
  • Ozzy 2007/07/13 03:31:03
    Yes
    Ozzy
    +3
    how about if someone says “Satan Bless you” or “Wakan Tanka Bless you” would that make you feel good? Would you be happy would you go off on them? I do not believe in Satan just used it as an example. But as you see this for you can mean one thing and for another mean something else. Just because it makes you feel good does not mean it makes all people feel good.
  • Sir Jim Ozzy 2007/07/13 03:35:07
    Sir Jim
    +4
    Nothing personal Mr. Oz, but God Bless you anyway... I pray someday the truth may be reveled to you.
  • Ozzy Sir Jim 2007/07/13 03:35:54
    Ozzy
    +2
    please do not do your magic on me. Do not force me to do magic on you.
  • Ozzy Ozzy 2007/07/13 04:00:47
    Ozzy
    Way to DOWN RAVE JIM
  • robbie'... Ozzy 2007/07/13 04:05:41
    robbie's mom
    I think you may bring out the best in me.
  • Ozzy Ozzy 2007/07/13 17:57:36
    Ozzy
    Nice Down Rave COWARD !!!!!!!
  • robbie'... Sir Jim 2007/07/13 03:43:20
    robbie's mom
    +1
    One thing I can't stand is when people try to push religion on you. "God bless you" is innocent enough, but any further, and you're crossing the line.
  • chilton~T~ Ozzy 2007/07/13 04:56:29 (edited)
    chilton~T~
    Well you have a point there-I never thought of it that way! Ozzy you made me see something from a different perspective today.....
    sign me-another confused Catholic(j/k)
  • Ozzy Ozzy 2007/07/13 17:58:59
    Ozzy
    and again you get more scared of the PRINCE OF DARKNESS EVERYDAY HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • chilton~T~ Ozzy 2007/07/13 19:14:13
    chilton~T~
    Was that directed at me? I'm not scared of you!
  • Ozzy chilton~T~ 2007/07/13 19:36:35
    Ozzy
    +1
    no was directed at the down raver
  • chilton~T~ Ozzy 2007/07/13 19:53:00
    chilton~T~
    Well I would say God bless you normally, but due to your enlightening me, I'll say: Good for you Ozzy-zap the downravers!!
  • Ozzy chilton~T~ 2007/07/13 23:20:45
    Ozzy
    Down Raving Coward someday you will be a MAN but not TODAY
  • Ozzy Ozzy 2007/07/13 23:22:41
    Ozzy
    come on little guy come down rave me come on you know you want to it makes you feel like a big guy HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Ginjo Ozzy 2007/07/13 23:43:52
    Ginjo
    Ozzy, I am going to keep saying it because I really want for people to be blessed. However, I think you actually made a valid point here.
  • Ozzy Ginjo 2007/07/14 00:27:36
    Ozzy
    +1
    oh no go ahead say as you wish sorry I am on a warpath against a down raver. sorry dont mean to offend you.
  • Ginjo Ozzy 2007/07/14 15:09:35
    Ginjo
    LOL no problem! I was responding to you initial point made. I ignored the down rave stuff. You and I seem to have a different belief system, but I do think you made a valid point. I would take issue with someone saying Satan bless you or something to that effect. i would probably rebuke them and PRAY for them!
  • Ozzy Ginjo 2007/07/14 16:01:35
    Ozzy
    my point is would you be upset if at that point I would do my thing with my belief on you? See my belief says you should not do that. As that is wrong as that is forcing things on others. Even your prayer is a way of trying to get others to do things they do not want to do might seem like it isnt but if you really think about it you are attempting to bring your God down on them and to have him change them. To do that for me is wrong. Just my way of thinking. If they really want to believe in your God they will come to him you will not have to bring him to them. Right?
  • Ginjo Ozzy 2007/07/14 16:31:12
    Ginjo
    +1
    What you need to understand from my point of view, God isn't just my belief system. God is an intergeral part of ME. Personally , when I talk about God, more than anything I am just refering to what he does in my life. Do I hope that someday you will have the same revelation as I have that there is one and only one, sure. That is because of the amazing mercy, grace and love that God has demonstrated in my life. I want that for everyone, how could I not? However, God gave us all freewill (according to my belief system) and choice. So if you have chosen something different, I am not going to judge YOU for it. I won't agree with it (because as far as I am concerned there is only one true God), but I respect that it is your choice.

    I realize that there are many believers (christian and otherwise) that are often overly pushy about it. I acknowledge, sadly, that this really puts a bad taste in many peoples mouths about "organized religions". That is more sad to me than anything. I am not trying to "force" God or my way of thinking on anyone.
  • Ravenz Ozzy 2007/07/14 21:53:44
    Ravenz
    Myself I wouldn't go off on anyone for blessing me in their religion...I have told many people Goddess Bless when they sneeze or when their my friend and need a blessing of some sort to help them through the day.Now if someone told me Satan Bless then I would probably just cock my eyebrows and turn and walk away as I don't believe in Satan.
    Brightest Blessings to all.
    Ravenz
  • Eddie 2007/07/13 03:04:09
    No
    Eddie
    +2
    i hope he blesses me...i don't want to go to HELL! that would suck lollipops!
  • rose of texas 2007/07/13 03:00:19
    No
    rose of texas
    +2
    No, it is better to say God Bless you than the other phrase.
  • Mr. Twizzler 2007/07/13 02:25:36
    No
    Mr. Twizzler
    +2
    it bothers me to say his name in bad ways though!
  • JimBob 2007/07/13 02:21:40
    No
    JimBob
    +1
    If gawd is their trip, fine; it doesn't have to be mine. Now, if they say "God damn you," that's different, but not because of the gawd thang.
  • cougar 2007/07/13 02:13:58
    No
    cougar
    +4
    I welcome people to say God Bless You to me.
  • sieth 2007/07/13 01:53:38
    No
    sieth
    +2
    Most of the time No BUT...

    It Depends who's saying it. If somebody who i know doesn't actually follow God then i get a little annoyed but otherwise I've no problems.
  • Sir Jim sieth 2007/07/13 02:41:31
    Sir Jim
    +1
    There is no better opportunity to find out if the person knows God and if they are saved. I know this is not for everyone, but this would be a wonderful chance to witness for our Lord.
  • sieth Sir Jim 2007/07/13 03:49:15
    sieth
    +1
    Good Point Jim!
  • Alicia 2007/07/13 00:30:08
    No
    Alicia
    +1
    absolutely not.
  • Margaret 2007/07/12 21:17:59
    No
    Margaret
    +6
    If someone is offended by that statement, how do they take an insult when it comes their way? If this is the worst thing someone says to you on any given day, you are indeed blessed!

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