Quote - in modern day times, it just sounds, well,
polite! Friendly. Soothing, even. A
little moment of kindness from a stranger – end quote
Quote - To me,
its just courtesy, showing politeness or showing that you care. – end quote
Quote - the
child showing courtesy – end quote
you’ after a sneeze is ridiculous!
Why is it
so-called courtesy/politeness to say ‘bless you' after a sneeze but not said
after someone burps or farts?
burps or farts...they are viewed as rude/impolite and expected for them to say
Why not say
sorry/excuse me after a sneeze and say 'bless you' after a burp or fart?
All three are
normal human/animal bodily functions that serve a purpose.
If anyone is
willing to try to explain why a sneeze gets a ‘bless you’ and a burp and fart
does not, I would love to hear it.
I don’t think
you can without realizing that is based on superstition.
understanding it is not about demons entering or leaving ones body, instead it
is that during a sneeze your soul/spirit is leaving your body and saying ‘bless
you’ or ‘God bless you’ is to help your soul/spirit to remain in you.
Another is that
during a sneeze your heart stops for a spit second and saying ‘bless
you’ or ‘God bless you’ helps to ensure that it keeps beating afterward.
And yet another is that during the plague of AD 590, Pope Gregory I
ordered unceasing prayer for divine intercession. Part of his command was that
anyone sneezing be blessed immediately ("God bless you"), since
sneezing was often the first sign that someone was falling ill with the
Edit – LOL…during the time I was writing the above,
TIKI posted. I had not seen that post until AFTER I finished writing mine and went
to post it. :)