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Old 11-29-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Don't some pagan/wiccan followers also use the word "blessed"?
Don't know about Wiccans mind you but as a Pagan myself I'll say something like bright blessings to you.


I think this is all getting out of hand really quick. I don't hate anyone's religion or lack of it I even will take a tract if someone hands it to me & walks off. I'll throw it away soon after though.
We live in a world were everyone gets their pants in a wad over someone say something like have a blessed day. I'm glad I won't be here to see what the world looks like in 100 years.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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Taking offense due to simple well-wishing is intellectually dishonest.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:43 AM
 
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high ranking and you shop at walmart? lol that just made my day.
That's an odd thing to say. Why wouldn't high ranking associates shop at Walmart stores? After all their bonuses are impacted by the success of the business and all the RSUs they receive are as well.
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: A tropical island
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I agree.


It's just not something to complain about. Someone wishes someone else a blessed day. They are being nice. They aren't trying to impose their beliefs on anyone by using the word "blessed".
I disagree.

The word "blessed" (def: having a sacred nature : connected with God) certainly has religious overtones. Yes, I know, it does have other definitions, but in our culture that is the primary definition.

So I view "have a blessed day" as a thinly disguised way for for the person to "share God's love" and show his own piety. I mean, how many non-Christians say "have a blessed day"?

If a person truly just wanted to wish me a nice day, with no other motive, they would simply say "have a nice day."

Now with all that said, I will add that I always smile and accept their good wishes, and am not upset in the least (perhaps mildly amused that the person still believes the things I once foolishly believed). But dont kid yourself that there is no religious intent.
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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I disagree.

The word "blessed" (def: having a sacred nature : connected with God) certainly has religious overtones. Yes, I know, it does have other definitions, but in our culture that is the primary definition.

So I view "have a blessed day" as a thinly disguised way for for the person to "share God's love" and show his own piety. I mean, how many non-Christians say "have a blessed day"?

If a person truly just wanted to wish me a nice day, with no other motive, they would simply say "have a nice day."

Now with all that said, I will add that I always smile and accept their good wishes, and am not upset in the least (perhaps mildly amused that the person still believes the things I once foolishly believed). But dont kid yourself that there is no religious intent.
Just curious, what do you say when the person right next to you sneezes?
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: A tropical island
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Just curious, what do you say when the person right next to you sneezes?
I say nothing. I find it odd for anyone to comment on bodily noises that another person makes, be it sneeze, belch, passing gas, or tummy rumbling. I consider it polite to "not notice" such sounds.

The only exception would be serious choking, or similar, that would warrant my taking notice, and perhaps utilizing my CPR training.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I just say Gesundheit.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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Just curious, what do you say when the person right next to you sneezes?
And the southern saying "Bless her heart" clearly means hopefully God blesses her
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Taking offense due to simple well-wishing is intellectually dishonest.
Deciding what other people are allowed to find offensive isn't?
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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And the southern saying "Bless her heart" clearly means hopefully God blesses her
Bless your heart.


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