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Old 02-06-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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PS-- I think the kind of sentiment expressed by the OP only leads to people having a lower view of nonbelievers. I don't see the point.

Also, as a nonbeliever, I have never understood the idea of atheist organizations and such. I don't feel threatened by believers. Most believers I know are perfectly reasonable, intelligent, kind people. I don't really get, and don't see the need for (at least in my life) "organized" or mobilized atheism.

Admittedly, I will come on forums such as this and engage in discourse (even arguments) about religion, but it's just dialogue at base--not an attempt to separate people from their spiritual beliefs. I'm more liable to try to find out if a person has examined WHY they believe the things they believe, because it's an interesting subject for me.

 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Some people are just looking for any reason to be offended.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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this was posted on current events
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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As an agnostic, I can't begin to imagine who or what would be in a position to bless me. However, people who use the term are not generally seeking to proselytize or impose their personal religious beliefs on others.

Although I'm retired now, I managed a bakery in a predominantly African American neighborhood for twenty years. It was quite common for older AA women to say "have a blessed day" at the end of our conversations. My impression was that this was simply their way of politely and sincerely wishing me a good day.

Sometimes we need to recognize that, in human interaction, the intent behind what people say is more important that the way they choose to say it.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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Sometimes we need to recognize that, in human interaction, the intent behind what people say is more important that the way they choose to say it.
So much truth in this statement.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Have a blessed day.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: zooland 1
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CD haters....and self appointed victims
Have a blessed day
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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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?
It sounds like you need a hobby other than looking for ways to be offended.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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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 you need to chill.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: georgia
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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 you just want to stir up trouble. If not, then you must carry around alot of internal conflict and agitation if that phrase upsets you.
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