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  •  And I wonder how many people know why (3+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, RandomActsOfReason, Aves

    they "bless" you when you sneeze.  Now it is an ingrained social convention that people engage in compulsively.  The problem with not saying something when someone sneezes around you is that you either have to give someexplaination or risk seeming like a grumpy asshole.  I usually take the socially expedient route, though it still makes me feel weird to do so.  Knocking on wood though, no need.  It's funny to run across the truly superstition person who freaks out when you don't perform some stupid ritual like that.

    "Religion allows people by the millions to believe things, that only a crazy person could believe on their own." -Sam Harris

    by XNeeOhCon on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 12:34:34 PM PDT

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