"Have a blessed day"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EmtheFishLady, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I was recently reading a website, forget what it was, but someone commented that the phrase "Have a Blessed Day." bothered them. They said it was mostly the "Religious nuts" that said this, and they took it as them pushing their religion on them. I myself have NEVER been bothered by such a phrase. I've never been one to particularly flaunt my religion, but I don't mind people who do either...then again, I've never taken that phrase as a particularly religious one either...so my question is this, does this phrase annoy you? If so, why?
  2. MuscoviesBeta

    MuscoviesBeta Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2010
    Sunny South Florida
    Blessed isn't really religious, I mean it is used in a lot of religions so it really isn't beholden to just one religion it is really just a more formal way of saying "Have a good day", and I thing that it's a sweet thing to say.
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    To me 'blessed' is not religious, so not, it doesn't bother me. Now someone saying they will 'pray for me' kind of irks me.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    The phrase does not bother me. I consider the term the same as 'have a nice day'.
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I see nothing wrong with it, and I don't think it's religious at all. [​IMG]
  6. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    It honestly never occurred to me until then that any offense could or should be taken. I myself never say such things, but I never thought it could ever be offensive either. [​IMG]

    I don't like being called "Sweetie" or "Honey"...but I have accepted it as a southern thing and it doesn't really bother me anymore. [​IMG]
  7. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It doesn't bother me in the least, in fact, I like it! I think it is nice to see people wishing this for others, religious or not. It's hard to believe anyone would object to "have a blessed day" but think it's okay to watch comedians and movies with f-bombs and cursing of every description every other word. To each his own, I guess.
  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Yes, it is a religious phrase, to put it simply. Some of the synonyms for blessed are "holy" and "sacred", and in a nutshell means to be "divinely favored". What isn't religious about that? I find the phrase annoying, to say the least.
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Maybe a reply with a "blessed be", which is a fairly standard pagan version, will give the "blessed day" person something to think about. It is polite, and says that maybe the "blessed day" greeting isn't appropriate for you. Much nicer than walking away annoyed, but without any satisfaction, because a rude reply would be going too far.
  10. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    Maybe it's just me, but I don't see how it's anything to be offended ABOUT. I would think the person's intentions, being nice, would make the saying just that, a polite phrase.

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