Michele - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )
Is "bless you" really religious nowadays?
A teacher docked points for students saying "bless you" in class. He said it was because they were being disruptive, but then talked to a reporter about how the custom doesn't make any sense, becausse it was saying "God bless you" to help you dispel evil spirits.
On one hand, I can certainly see teens being obnoxious (now that I have one); on the other hand, I can see saying bless you as being polite.
But is it really religious or is it custom? Is anyone who is not religious offended by it?