One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class.
This is, no doubt, a sign of deep religious persecution for many. However, upon further reading, the professor’s rule goes like this:
“We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!”
I can agree with that. I have always thought the whole “bless you” after a sneeze thing was a little weird anyway. I never respond when people say it to me. Occasionally I let out the snide “He already has.” Most don’t get it though.
“Bless you” after sneezing has more to do with superstitious voodoo than Christianity anyway, more than likely.