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Why do people say bless you when you sneeze

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Because it used to be believed that when you sneezed it was your soul trying to escape your body.

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*A demon was possessing you.
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@newbuddah13 my cuz used to tell me that
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it was a superstition tht something evil woyuld happwen to u so they started sayin god bless u hopin god watches over u i might be wrong

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Because your heart supposedly skips a beat when you sneeze

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I was told that in the days when the flu was deadly they would say bless you and pray for you because that was a symptom of the flu

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Beacuse some people died in sneezing and that;s why we are thankful that we're not dead when sneezing.That's all!

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Yeah one? ! : ))))
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because your heart stops for that second when you sneeze.

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U say bless u because in religous times, they belived that if u sneeze with ur eyes open,
ur soul would escape.They said bless u so that wouldent happen.(They also said
genshundiet.)

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The heart stops beating til u finish sneezing..

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so others dont get sick from the germs in sneeze spray.

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Superstitious ritual habits are not broken from cultures until we realize how stupid our original assumption was.

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When the plague was going around a thousand years ago, coughing was an early sign. It was popular to say bless you in hopes that someone did not have the plague and it kind of stuck

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your hearts stops for a second

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