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7 Reasons We Should Stop Saying "Bless You" After A Sneeze

It's strange, uncalled for, and needs to end now. Here's why.

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1. We shouldn't be blessing people for spraying snot and bacteria out of their nostrils at 100 miles per hour.

Rather, we should say "fuck you" to this guy.
Via engadget.com

Rather, we should say "fuck you" to this guy.

2. We don't bless people when they burp, fart, cough, etc. They take the responsibility for their grotesque act and say "excuse me."

Excuse yourself, Barney.
Via 1000awesomethings.com

Excuse yourself, Barney.

3. Most of us aren't a priest or ordained religious figure. Who gave us the right to dole out blessings willy-nilly at the drop of a sneeze?

Pope Sneezedict the XVI
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Pope Sneezedict the XVI

4. We could mistakenly offend an atheist. Or, even worse, burst a Satanist into flames.

Blessed a Satanist. He's nothin' but ashes now. Ashes to ashes, mucus to mucus. Something like that.
Via dailymail.co.uk

Blessed a Satanist. He's nothin' but ashes now. Ashes to ashes, mucus to mucus. Something like that.

5. It's believed that "bless you" began to prevent the devil from stealing our soul when it is separated from our body during a sneeze. But, we should just let it happen. Being evil is much more fun.

Via giphy.com

The Joker is way cooler than Batman. Sneeze your souls to mayhem, folks.

6. If your snotpectations for a "bless you" aren't met, it may lead you into a spiraling, existential nightmare.

Kierkegaard sneezed. Wasn't blessed. Existentialism born.
Via openculture.com

Kierkegaard sneezed. Wasn't blessed. Existentialism born.

7. There's no designated cut-off for the amount of bless yous a person gets if they keep sneezing. Avoid an endless blessing chain and swear off the act forever.

"Yes, my child. And for the amount of times they sneeze. Don't forget that sin."
Via almostmakessense.com

"Yes, my child. And for the amount of times they sneeze. Don't forget that sin."

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