|This is not Dr. Gardner.|
And, under Section III, Part B, Subsection H of Obamacare, we are legally required upon hearing a sneeze to declare "God bless you!"
Well, along comes Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, who has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class. Apparently he issued this godless edict in his physics class. Why he's teaching physics when he's a chemistry teacher I don't know. I don't understand either one.
Students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!At first I thought this was yet another atheist condemning his charges to hellfire and damnation, but as you can see it's not. I now think he should be elected president.
What he's reacting to is our custom of everyone in a room feeling compelled, probably by the devil himself, to say "bless you" when somebody sneezes.
They don't want his soul to get violently erupted and scarfed down by the devil. So what happens is that whoever is trying to run a meeting is drowned out by the "bless yous," while the sneezer is put on the spot and embarrassed by the sneezees, each of whom sneaks a peek to see if the sneezer has snot all of his hand.
The sneezer then feel compelled, while he's trying to figure out what to do with his handful, to say "thank you," which leads to a chorus of "sure."
Let me point out to the world that a sneezer's soul isn't going anywhere. It's staying right there tucked in next to his spleen. IT'S A SUPERSTITION!
Let's go to the all caps once more for emphasis: IT'S A SUPERSTITION!
You may think it's funny but it snot.