Typically I’m a little annoyed in general when I hear this but I just brush it off. It’s usually a random cashier or something and I’m not about to start a debate in the grocery line. But now a new school year has started and my kids teacher ends all his notes with “have a blessed day”. Now I’m starting to get really annoyed because I will be seeing these notes several times over the next nine months and I just think that it being a public school he shouldn’t be doing it. I might just be over sensitive from my ex being a rude jerk with his religion too so I wondered is it just me or would that bother anyone else?
I do find it annoying because I don't tell them to "have a rational day;" but, I don't say anything. I also find it highly annoying when people talk about their god blessing them--for everything from giving them their natural talent/abilities, providing them with a good meal, or finding their keys. They don't stop to think--if their god is actively choosing to bless them, it is also actively choosing to not bless others. They think it is a sign of being humble (giving credit to their god). I see it as the epitome of arrogance when one thinks that they are so special that this god blesses them while simultaneously ignoring others.
Depends who it is, my current frustration level, whether I know them, and other factors. Random strangers irritate me less than folks I deal with regularly. If it was my child’s teacher, I’d be concerned about other religiousity in the classroom. And I’d be major pissed if there was more.
In sixth grade our teacher testified and tried to save us all. I recall it well because I recall my eyes rolling. By that age, my scorn for Xtianity was well established.
There are moments when it bubbles over and gets to me. One year at "Meet the Teacher" (when parents went from class to class for their child's schedule) the science teacher must have used it 32 times in 10 minutes: I'm blessed to teach your child. Your children are such blessings to me. I want them to feel the blessings of the world. Have a blessed day. A science teacher! In public school! I was flummoxed and exasperated, but it's my job to ease my child into the world, not create problems. The kids laughed at my rant later, but they liked her: she was free and loose with the candy dish, and had live snakes they got to hold. And she meant no harm. Sometimes it's all people have to hold on to, so I let it go.
The bless shit is tip of the visible iceberg....ask your child general questions by this theocrat pseudo-educator.....is he "home room teacher" ?? First class of the day ? Are there assemblies in the Auditorium gym or outside by the flag pole ? Take notes write down in a log all the religious details....number the BLESS notes of his....prEying to the flag UNDER gawd....how does your child feel about these alleged gawds alleged blessings.....what songs are students forced to sing ? Don't react to the bless notes....spend a day with your child in school....take your own safe folding chair....don't try to sit in student chairs take notes .....don't cheat with child during tests.....put all those notes into an ACLU file and ask them if other parents, students or faculty are reported/reporting to ACLU, AMERICAN ATHEISTS, FFRF or Americans United about your school....don't go it alone and don't let this bastard blessing on your child's papers provoke you...take careful informed steps to respond to all your findings.....a magical "teacher" could be a serious subverter of biology curriculum/texts and history same subversion like Texas taking Atheist Thomas Jefferson letters out of history books....Betsy deVos so called Secretary of Education is doing billions of dollars damages to public schools and the blessed bastard notes man may be bucking for a job in VanAndel AmWay private religious school nearby....welcome to theocracy mom
Yes,this and other unsolicited religious statements irritate me.If made during government functions by "public servants"I am much more offended.Religious statements or advocacy are not part of your job.My taxes should not be used in this way.Your freedom of speech begins on your own time.I tend to avoid any commercial operation that permits or encourages such religious advocacy.I do not have that choice with goverment.If I did trust god for everything,I would not need constantly devalueing currency with religious statements.
I get them everywhere and most of x I smile back and say " thank the lord ". Debating w idiots is never good for your stomach , blood pressure , or mood . And it does not matter .
If it was said to me here , a place for non believers , yeah , I got a problem w that . I don't come to your house to talk about my absence of religion , don't come here avertizing yours .
How old are your kids ? I won't say I thing to him . U are not able to prevent any idiot who is going to influence your kids in life . Instead , talk to your kids .
My opinion .
Sounds like a Texas Thing, and a way of injecting religion into public school. It’s wrong, and I hope you do speak up as you can.
Fortunately, I rarely hear that.. Though, it’s irritating enough having someone demand ‘you have a great ‘rest-of-the-day!’ How idiotic…
Take it for what it is worth, You have to wisely pick your battles, unfortunately in this case it is someone that has power over your children's future so you may need to tread lightly. He is dealing with his own demons, and may be a self delusional jerk, but he is only a symptom of the problem. Conroe only recently entered the 20th century, so it is going to take them a while to enter the modern era of thought. (I grew up in Baytown). CISD would be the one to make him stop, and I don't see that happening.
Lol, believe it or not, when they tell you to "Have a blessed day", they're actually saying, "Have a magically enchanted day". Since the word blessed means magically enchanted. So when they tell you to " Have a blessed day", tell them to "Have a magically enchanted day", and watch their reaction. Have some fun with it.