Why do I want to punch anyone who says that to me right in their face.
Have A Nice Day always seems pleasant enough to me ......
Jesus loves you, OP>
Why do you care?
It's better than "fuck you, ya queer" (which I heard the other day)
Smile, nod, and say "Allah Akhbar to you too."
That will throw them off.
You sound like an asshole OP.
We, as gay men ask for kindness and tolerance from others, the least we can do is show the same.
Just tell them to go fuck themselves
[quote]Just tell them to go fuck themselves
This is why they hate us.
Wow. I just go out of the hospital Thursday. One of the night nurses who took my vitals would say that to me - often. It actually made me feel better.
I usually say, "what is that supposed to mean?"
The only correct response to this is, "Hail Satan!"
BLESS you, R4
I always feel as though people who say that are not only feeling blissful, they're feeling a bit "blissfuller than thou." Fairly sanctimonious.
No one has ever said this to me in my life but I don't think it woulld make me want to punch them.
The proper response is: "And you have a gay one!"
Have a nice day is fine, have a blessed day says "Jesus loves me and I want everyone to know it, especially you queers even though I think Jesus hates you."
It bugs you because it's arrogant and rude, OP, although they will never see themselves that way. Just let it go, it's not worth the trouble of telling these born-again christers to fuck off.
Someone at work says it to clients on the phone at work. So unprofessional IMO.
[quote]Why do I want to punch anyone who says that to me right in their face.
Because you have anger issues and need help.
You all need to pull your panties out of your asses.
R13, "gay" is not the opposite of "blessed." If the person wishing OP a blessed day imagines that it is, he deserves any retort, but OP would should not confirm the bigots fantasies by suggesting that being gay is not being blessed.
I prefer to get really creative. Instead of have a nice day I'll say, "May the forces of evil be forever barred from your doorstep."
Well bless your heart, OP. You are the cutest thing!
When did this *start* ?? I'm 49 years old and I don't really recall hearing it until, maybe, five years ago ?? Is it a regional thing that caught on ? A cultural thing ?
It's a catholic thing, no?
Not exactly on thread but related:
I live in the country and today had 2 elderly people pull up in their car and toddle out to my front door. This has only happened once before but they all look the same. She was wearing a scarf, looking very subservient and smiling broadly. He was in a suit and carrying a briefcase, presumably with their literature.
Man: "Good morning sir, can I speak with you about scripture and the..."
I cut him off politely but firmly, "No thank you, I'm not interested in that."
Man: "Thank you, sir"
I have no interest in engaging these people in any kind of debate. I tend to view them as mentally unbalanced and dismiss them politely.
OP, do you say "god bless you" when someone sneezes? What's the difference?
We've had this thread before. The exact same thread.
OP, just punch them in the face and stop complaining.
Of for fuck sake OP, you are so anally retentive you can't sit down for fear of sucking up the furniture.
R25, you do realize that not everyone on this forum has been here since its inception, like yourself.
R25 sleeps on a marble slab
Love it R3. I'll start doing that if I feel so inclined.
No, R22. It's a fundie thing.
Have a blessed day, OP!
I much prefer it when they say "day of the ass cancer fag."
DL has a thread about this every year or so, and they all follow pretty much the same pattern.
I'm puzzled R32 as to what colon cancer has to do with homosexuality. Care to explain?
Sorry -- I should've bumped an old thread ....which would have had everyone else punching ME in the face.
"All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster and may his noodley appendages touch you"
or just a simple
OP and a few of you are such delicate little flowers. If something that tame gets your panties in a twist, and makes you angry, I pity you. Seriously.
Or a simply OK thanks, OP, they may not believe in the same thing you believe, but at least they are trying to be nice, but you, in your own self-obsessed righteousness cannot accept kindness. It's their context of language.
Dawkins, Harris, Macfarlane and Maher really ruined Atheism, we were a happy bunch,'til a few loudmouth narcissists with their own god complex turned it into some conceited spoilt quasi-religious movement.
That was the reason I left in the first place, only now the same mentally has infected my field of escape.
R38 is exactly right.
Fanatical atheists are just as bad as fanatical Christians
I think the best way to call someone on this passive-aggressive proselytizing without being a total dick is to reply with a smile:
"And you have a NICE one!"
I smile and say, "May the force be with you."
I can't differentiate between all the obsessive, delusional fans and I won't try.
Op, because you are angry at God and resent anyone who believes in Him. You oppose God.
Because they are a Jehovah's Witness and they need to be punched. If you are gay and you tell them that, they will stop blessing you.
I can't believe that most of you aren't insulted by that "have a blessed day". It offends the hell out of me. I really just want to scream at them and tell them to keep their religion to themselves.
Because, R44, if the person means well by saying it, they're simply using the language they were brought up with and are used to. So there is no reason to take it as a personal insult or get angry (and I swear I find all religion as silly as the next DLer). The intention behind a person's words is far more important than the exact words/phrases themselves. Ergo, if a person honestly means well, a reasonable person doesn't get offended just because the exact choice of words seems odd or archaic to them.
[quote]You oppose God.
That is like saying, "You oppose water that isn't liquid."
Have a God day!
And atheists wonder why they the most unpopular group of all. Unreal
It's odd that because I'm annoyed by 'Have A Blessed Day' salutations that people take that to mean I am totally anti religion. I'm not. I've rethought it and as someone said, if I'm okay with 'Bless you', when someone sneezes, I'll give this one a pass too. THREAD CLOSED.