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Old 02-06-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Personally, this phrase offends me. When someone says it, I want to respond, go **** yourself! For this reason, I think businesses who ban people from using it are making a good call. What do you think?
Get a life.

 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:19 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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blessed - definition of blessed by The Free Dictionary

bless·ed

(blĕs′ĭd) also blest (blĕst)
adj.1. a. Worthy of worship; holy.
b. Held in veneration; revered.

2. Blessed Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the name of one who has been beatified.
3. Bringing happiness, pleasure, or contentment.
4. blessed Used as an intensive.

Why not just take it as number 3. Nothing to do with religion at all.

How can a day be blessed?

Should we worship the day? Should we revere the day? How?

Actually, the entire phrase "have a blessed day" makes no sense.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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How can a day be blessed?

Should we worship the day? Should we revere the day? How?

Actually, the entire phrase "have a blessed day" makes no sense.
I think you may be overthinking it. As is the op.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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How can a day be blessed?

Should we worship the day? Should we revere the day? How?

Actually, the entire phrase "have a blessed day" makes no sense.
Purposely obtuse. Another great progressive trait.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Eh, it doesn't bother me so much. It lasts a total of two seconds and I'm gone, and I may hear it once a month at the most.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I don't go to a place of business to be a captive audience to you to proselytize to me about whatever flavor of God you happen to find yummy. Check that at the door please.

Boo hoo, someone made a reference to God. Oh the horror!
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Personally, this phrase offends me. When someone says it, I want to respond, go **** yourself! For this reason, I think businesses who ban people from using it are making a good call. What do you think?

Another example of seeking offense where none is offered or intended.

How are you harmed by someone wishing you well, even if it doesn't conform to a tradition you follow? How is anyone harmed?

Responding hatefully to someone who has offered what any emotionally mature person would recognize as good will does not make you look powerful or important. It just makes you look like an immature, ill-tempered jerk.

There is little enough good will in the world as it is. If someone wishes you well, even if the form does not follow your particular ideology, why not smile and say thank you and then just get on with your life? Why waste all that psychic energy being offended for no reason and fuming about it afterward?
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Eh, it doesn't bother me so much. It lasts a total of two seconds and I'm gone, and I may hear it once a month at the most.
I'm deeply offended by your use of the word month which has deep roots in astrology and other spiritual origins.

Please in the future refer to time units as fractional light years rounded to 10^7 decimal places.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Then stay the hell away from businesses that do that.

Progressives, accepting of differences, yeah right.

They're only accepting of speech and differences that THEY approve of!
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Personally, this phrase offends me. When someone says it, I want to respond, go **** yourself! For this reason, I think businesses who ban people from using it are making a good call. What do you think?
I think that is a somewhat extreme position.

I can say that, for myself, I am a nonbeliever. I do not default to the belief in any gods. I acknowledge I could be wrong, but for most of my life I have been what you'd call an atheist (or maybe an apathetic agnostic.)

But it doesn't offend me when someone says "God Bless You" or "Have a Blessed Day" or "Merry Christmas" or things like that.

I may not share the beliefs of the person expressing those statements to me, but I see them as being sincere, well-intentioned and, well, just a nice thing to say. What's wrong with that?

It's not as if someone is kidnapping me and forcing me to convert. It's just a nice thing people say to each other. The world can use all the nice it can get. It's basic human kindness and it doesn't threaten my "nonbelief" or offend my sensibilities in any way.
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