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#31 Old 06-24-2011, 11:56 PM
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I get right up in their face and yell "WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!"
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#32 Old 06-25-2011, 12:15 AM
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this whole thread reminds me of that scene in Dogma where Loki (Matt Damon) threatens the surviving board member with "you didn't say 'God bless you' when i sneezed." lol.

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"If you get me sick, I'm going to kill you."

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Thankfully, as stated earlier, the German language takes care of that dilemma for me When I was in Australia I was asked by someone in complete bafflement if we really didn't say anything about God after sneezing! That was strange to me because sneezing never had anything to do with religion for me.

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I always say bless you, even to strangers. I don't think anyone considers it religious really, I certainly don't, it's just one of those cultural niceities.
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I say "you saliva drop spreading mother****er", but that's only when I'm feeling amicable.

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#37 Old 06-25-2011, 10:34 AM
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I was always taught that it's rude not to say anything when someone sneezes.

You can use my quote, or one these many jems: "F*** you and your sneezes!" "Oh no, you have herpes too?" "Every time you sneeze, you kill a puppy."

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I get right up in their face and yell "WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!"



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think i'll adopt that one!

I've never really said that, but I think it would be funny to do that to someone you know, play along, then start laughing.
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In France, actually perhaps just in my family, I'm not sure, for the first sneeze, we say "À tes souhaits" (To your wishes) and for the second one, we say "À tes amours" (To your loves). And usually, when there was a third one, I added something along the lines of "ok, we get it, die now!"

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"Ewww..I don't want your GERMS! Cover that up!"

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#40 Old 06-26-2011, 09:23 AM
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I never say anything. I don't say anything when someone burps or shoots gas, either.
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I say "bless you", every time. I get annoyed if someone says "GOD bless you" to me, though, but that's usually because they're saying it when I tell them I don't believe in God, not when I sneeze.

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I was raised with the German term and I also was raised with God Bless you, I think adapted Bless you ( this is not only for religious people its for anyone) I sometime ask my husband are you relieved now? Maybe Athiests can adapt that are you relieved now.

Also Hail Satan isn't Athiest either LOL.
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"Salud" is pretty common where I live. So that's what I say.

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I've always said, "bless you". I don't associate it with religion though, it's just a phrase I say
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Also Hail Satan isn't Athiest either LOL.

Nobody thinks it is, they're just joking about how some religious people consider athiests as demons or satanic.

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Hail Seitan!

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I've never really said that, but I think it would be funny to do that to someone you know, play along, then start laughing.

i'll tweak it a bit and say "any of your germs touch me, i'll killya." like Psycho would.

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God bless you, God damn it!

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God bless you, God damn it!

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I'm a bit of a Germaphobe, so I tend to say "AGH!"

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i say gesundheit because "bless you" does have a religious connotation.
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Yup, gesundheit for me too!
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Why do people say "Bless You", anyway?

You wouldn't acknowledge a fart, why a sneeze?
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I say Gusundheit but when my daughter was a baby I would say "Ahh - choo". I don't know why!
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I'm a bit of a Germaphobe, so I tend to say "AGH!"

I'm so glad there's this thread! My boyfriend and I are both athiest but out of habit I say God bless you...but actually I actually say it Gob bless you (it flows better). Everytime I say it he points out how weird it is that I say God bless you. It really is just habit for me and I feel excessively awkward if I don't say anything haha!

Phoenix, I'm the same way. Sneezes are SO gross to me. I instantly feel like I'm suffocating even if we're just in the same room. I picture all of the germs they just sneezed going into my lungs when I breathe so a lot of times I hold my breath! Haha!
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Why do people say "Bless You", anyway?

You wouldn't acknowledge a fart, why a sneeze?

because farts come out the other end probably. But why no response for a cough?
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"Salud" is pretty common where I live. So that's what I say.

I used to say this often too, though I've become more of a "bless you" gal after moving to England.

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Why do people say "Bless You", anyway?

You wouldn't acknowledge a fart, why a sneeze?

Isn't the idea that a sneeze indicates illness/impending illness, so you're asking God to keep them well? (Salud = spanish for health, Gesundheit = German for something similar). Burps/farts aren't usually seen as markers of illness.

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Interesting short read on Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/language/phrases/blessyou.asp

What I say sort of depends on who I'm with. I'm actually more likely to give an extremely sarcastic "God bless you!" if I'm with friends who are also not religious.

"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine." Bruce Lee.

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