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Interesting things I've noticed
Aug 29 2009, 6:10 pm
By: Fierce  

Aug 29 2009, 6:10 pm Fierce Post #1



Lately, I've started to realize some stuff. Not sure if anyone else has but I've noticed that a long time ago whenever you would sneeze people would say bless you. Well I don't know if its how old I am or what but I've sneezed a bunch of times and haven't heard 1 bless you. It's not a big deal but when I was little it was always something that someone would do but now it has stopped.

Another thing interesting is that I've noticed that more Atheists are coming around just to be called Atheist and then they attack people who believe in other things. Personally, whenever I'm at school, I keep my mouth shut about my beliefs. However there are some kids that tend to just go off at someone that believe there is a higher being. I usually think, "Well they believe the same thing as I do but do they have to be so harsh?" I guess its just a cry for attention but I really feel bad for the people that do believe in a higher being for being harassed.

Anyone else notice those things (I'm sure a lot of you have noticed the second)?



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Aug 29 2009, 6:43 pm DT_Battlekruser Post #2



Everyone still says 'Bless you' when I sneeze. I find it somewhat awkward, especially when I sneeze 3-4 times and people say it after each time.



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Aug 29 2009, 6:54 pm Phobos Post #3

Are you sure about that?

Sometimes I can sneeze 20+ times in a row. Now imagine what THAT is like :P



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Aug 29 2009, 7:00 pm Brontobyte Post #4



I just say it once no matter how many times they sneeze.

The rules are:
1 "bless you" per sneeze period
Periods are separated by 1 minute



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Aug 29 2009, 7:49 pm dumbducky Post #5



What's the proper response to bless you? Thank you? I usually say nothing back when I sneeze, but I feel like a jerk.

I go to a Catholic school, so the atheists there aren't as aggressive or common, but it's still a high school, so they are there. However, on the internet, atheists are generally assholes to Christians. Muslims are never the target of atheist rage, for some reason.



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Aug 29 2009, 8:14 pm RIVE Post #6

Just Here For The Pie

I used to say, "gesundheit" which means, "good health" whenever somebody would sneeze. A lot people think it means "bless you".

Now I just say, "excuse you". However, when I say that, it generally upsets people.

Sneezer: "That wasn't a cough!"
Me: "Oh, I don't give a damn. EXCUSE YOU FOR SPEWING YOUR GERMS!" :bleh:



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Aug 29 2009, 8:24 pm Clokr_ Post #7



Quote from dumbducky
What's the proper response to bless you? Thank you? I usually say nothing back when I sneeze, but I feel like a jerk.

I go to a Catholic school, so the atheists there aren't as aggressive or common, but it's still a high school, so they are there. However, on the internet, atheists are generally assholes to Christians. Muslims are never the target of atheist rage, for some reason.

That's because we think that muslims are hopeless cases, and also making fun of them might be dangerous... :ermm:

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I used to say, "gesundheit" which means, "good health" whenever somebody would sneeze. A lot people think it means "bless you".

Here (Spain) we either say "Salud" (good health) or "jesus" (self-explainatory).



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Aug 29 2009, 8:42 pm Norm Post #8



I still hear "Bless you" occasionally. I also say it from time to time out of habit.



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Aug 29 2009, 9:24 pm Corbo Post #9

ALL PRAISE YOUR SUPREME LORD CORBO

People always say "bless you" to me. I always say "bless you" to people, even if I don't know them.



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Aug 29 2009, 9:54 pm Lingie Post #10



I say blessshew, just like a lot of people seem to say it.



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Aug 29 2009, 10:01 pm FatalException Post #11



People haven't stopped saying "Bless you" around here.

As for your second point, you seem to be in the opposite situation I am. At my school, the religious kids are the vocal ones about their beliefs, and an atheist can't say anything to their omgatheistsgotohelling without risking social damnation (rimshot). It's weird, because I don't even go to a private school.



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Aug 29 2009, 10:16 pm ClansAreForGays Post #12



Fierce, feel like you just saw that one over done Dane Cook skit and it touched you somehow.

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As for your second point, you seem to be in the opposite situation I am. At my school, the religious kids are the vocal ones about their beliefs, and an atheist can't say anything to their omgatheistsgotohelling without risking social damnation (rimshot). It's weird, because I don't even go to a private school.
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Aug 29 2009, 11:18 pm Fierce Post #13



Don't get me wrong, I still have the religious people that go off on the atheists.

I still can't believe you all still get the bless yous o.o D:



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Aug 29 2009, 11:57 pm Jesusfreak Post #14



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However, on the internet, atheists are generally assholes to Christians.
You mean it's different in real life? I thought I just lived in a particularly religious area (being in the Bible Belt and all). Where do all the atheist assholes go in real life? Do the asshole ones have no real life? Do they feel that it's ok to be an asshole on the internet but not in real life? I don't get it =/.
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Muslims are never the target of atheist rage, for some reason.
I beg to differ.
http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/european-politics/77320-russia-will-muslim-country.html
In particular, take a look at DarkMaster24's posts. Some of the others were bad, but he was the worst (in fact, I'm betting this is the thread that got him banned XD).
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Another thing interesting is that I've noticed that more Atheists are coming around just to be called Atheist and then they attack people who believe in other things. Personally, whenever I'm at school, I keep my mouth shut about my beliefs. However there are some kids that tend to just go off at someone that believe there is a higher being. I usually think, "Well they believe the same thing as I do but do they have to be so harsh?" I guess its just a cry for attention but I really feel bad for the people that do believe in a higher being for being harassed.
Yikes. Is this common across America? I've only seen atheists like that online, although that might be simply because I live in the Bible Belt.
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At my school, the religious kids are the vocal ones about their beliefs, and an atheist can't say anything to their omgatheistsgotohelling without risking social damnation (rimshot). It's weird, because I don't even go to a private school.
Dang, that's bad. Even at the Bible Belt, that was unheard of (at least as far as I ever saw). At my old highschool, there were a few atheists (and probably more that I didn't know about), a few Chritians, and most of the people didn't care about religion. They were too busy being... er, highschoolers. My school suppressed most talk of religion in public (particularly on part of the teachers), which is effectively the same as promoting secularism (which goes hand in hand with atheism).



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Aug 30 2009, 1:08 am dumbducky Post #15



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which is effectively the same as promoting secularism (which goes hand in hand with atheism).
I consider myself a secular Christian.

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At my old highschool, there were a few atheists (and probably more that I didn't know about), a few Chritians, and most of the people didn't care about religion. They were too busy being... er, highschoolers.
It's pretty much the same at my school. We're highschoolers; we don't care.

[qoute]You mean it's different in real life? I thought I just lived in a particularly religious area (being in the Bible Belt and all). Where do all the atheist assholes go in real life? Do the asshole ones have no real life? Do they feel that it's ok to be an asshole on the internet but not in real life? I don't get it =/.[/quote]
What I was saying is that I don't notice it in real life, but this is likely because I go to a catholic school.



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Aug 30 2009, 1:19 am Jack Post #16

>be faceless void >mfw I have no face

Although going to a Catholic school doesn't mean a whole lot nowadays.



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Aug 30 2009, 1:27 am Fierce Post #17



Quote from Jesusfreak
[quote]Yikes. Is this common across America? I've only seen atheists like that online, although that might be simply because I live in the Bible Belt.

Well you aren't truly being informed properly. The kind of people that claim to be Atheists here are the punk (not like goth, emo, or anything like that but just annoying kids) kids that smoke, skateboard, get in fights, go to intervention, ISS, or whatever that like to be the attention whores they truly are. THOSE are the ones I'm talking about.

Other than that, I don't really know any quiet non-believers other than myself.. but then they wouldn't be quiet would they? x)



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Aug 30 2009, 1:34 am Neki Post #18



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My school suppressed most talk of religion in public (particularly on part of the teachers), which is effectively the same as promoting secularism (which goes hand in hand with atheism).
I really doubt atheism goes hand in hand with secularism, you can still be religious and support secularism, this is just an ignorant statement.

@point 1: I still say bless you.
@point 2: um, not really? Everyone is trying to do good in school to care about religious and non religious crap.



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Aug 30 2009, 1:46 am Norm Post #19



Nowadays, Atheism is a religion in itself. The way people treat it like one, it totally defeats the point.



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Aug 30 2009, 1:51 am Fierce Post #20



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Nowadays, Atheism is a religion in itself. The way people treat it like one, it totally defeats the point.
The people are the gods. [/sarcasm]



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