Tuesday, 25 June 2013

God bless who now?

God bless you, and you and you and don't forget little Harry that I've never met but I'm sure exists somewhere in the space of the world. Something that I have found (through my extensive span across writing sites mostly), is the nature in which people spill 'God bless you' off their fingertips. And I don't like it. I don't like how easily people use the words, how easily they use it in what must be a habit now. Now before I begin my rant on this, I must say that I am not an atheist, but my problem with this is that you don't know that. For all you know, I could be the biggest God-hating-let's-go-on-a-massacre-and-kill-anyone-who-believes-in-God person. I'm not, but I could. I didn't use to mind it when people said God bless you, but it began to annoy me, when someone said it to me, and I realised that their god wasn't the same as mine. And I don't want to be blessed by a god or religion that I don't agree with or believe in. Perhaps it could be said, that it shouldn't phase me at all because I don't believe in it, that it should just be to let pass. But what I care about is the thought (even though I doubt there's much thought on your part about what you're actually saying). I don't want someone thinking that they can bless me with their god. I do not want your god to bless me, I would rather live my life with my god, funnily enough. I don't know why people do it; do you think that saying God bless you to someone is going to suddenly have an epiphany and believe in your religion? Or do you think it earns you brownie points from your god? Aye? I don't mind it if people say it to me in context, if they know me, if they know my religion, then its okay to spill it out every second sentence. But for almost every person who I come across that says it, that is far from the case. It gets tempting to have a go at the next person that says it to me actually. I wouldn't be surprised if all that I've said comes across as a load of anti-religious, stuck-up dribble. Well I'd probably agree that it is a bit of dribble at least, but what can I say, I just don't want to be blessed by a strangers god.

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