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What's your definition of the word "bless"?
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I've always had trouble understanding the word bless or why people use it. Maybe it's just an expression but it seems to stem from the idea that some sort of magical thing happens if someone is blessed. But where does this magical power come from or if this kind of energy doesn't exist then why say that word?
Why not luck or wishing good fortune, or "break a leg" or something similar like that? Or just "do your best!" reflecting on ones own ability or skill to bring them something that is desirable or fortunate.
Bless is just so vague and nonsensical to me. But people use that word a lot. Just to be polite, I never bother people about it or mention I don't understand what they mean. That's why I am asking CR proactively.
Posted 10/26/16 , edited 10/26/16
To bless is to sprinkle magical fairy bullshit. The end.
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the word i say when someone sneezes
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Do something good for someone.
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I usually took it meaning either "thank god" when you dodge a bullet or "I hope good fortune comes your way".
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It usually gives people the delusional idea that some god or higher power that governs the universe favors them and sometimes even personally care for them. It's amazing how people manage to still believe in extremely absurd and irrational things despite their capacity for understanding scientific explanation.
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Depends in context. When people say it without the context then I just think of its origin with religion.
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it's a cheaper alternative instead of giving you money ?
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So it mainly refers to an offering of good fortune from a divine or supernatural being such as God? But if it is so divine and powerful, why would it listen to or even acknowledge such a request coming from a pitiful mere human? And the manner in which people use bless sometimes sounds more like an order than a request. People don't usually say to each other, "please God I ask that thee bless my friend on her job search" they just say "bless you my dear," like God is just supposed to drop everything and submit to this one command.
Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
bless your heart
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Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16

-mockingbird wrote:

bless your heart
them's fighting words, are you mocking me?

Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
Bless up
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JustineKo2 wrote:

them's fighting words, are you mocking me?



what would a bird do other than mock?
Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
A nonsensical word related to religion.
Bless, miracle, pray, holy etc are all words that lose their meaning if you don't believe in an imaginary critter.
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