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Why do some people say "God bless you".. when someone sneezes ?
(Pls ignore my previous qn as its incomplete)

Tags: relationships, news & events, god bless
Asked by Joseph Chacko, 24 Feb '12 11:16 pm
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Our hear stops for a short moment when we sneeze. When someone sneezes, we say God bless you so that he breathes again. In Goa, in my community, we say Jezu pau (konkani) which means Jesus! help.
Answered by Francisco, 24 Feb '12 11:19 pm

 
  
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One explanation holds that the custom originally began as an actual blessing. Gregory I became Pope in AD 590 as an outbreak of the bubonic plague was reaching Rome. In hopes of fighting off the disease, he ordered unending prayer and parades of chanters through the streets. At the time, sneezing was thought to be an early symptom of the plague. The blessing ("God bless you!") became a common effort to halt the disease.
A legend holds that it was believed that the heart stops beating and the phrase "bless you" is meant to ensure the return of life or to encourage your heart to continue beating.
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 24 Feb '12 11:23 pm

 
  
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Coz god always do the right thing for us...
Answered by vijay, 24 Feb '12 11:23 pm

 
  
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Its polite :D i guess
Answered by conviction, 24 Feb '12 11:18 pm

 
  
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Aadat se majboor
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 24 Feb '12 11:17 pm

 
  
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