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May the force be with you reminds me of the day my husband held my daughter's hand (his step-daughter)right before they wheeled her into surgery and we found out that she had cancer.  To this day it warms our hearts.  Blessings to all!

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If someone offers a positive, friendly thought, what is it in a person that demands a snarky response?


Hmm. So, whatever the Christian does is done of pure heart but any response from the Star Wars fan is snarky? I'll have you know "May the Force be with You" is one of our most revered blessings. 

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@Richva wrote:

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@epan wrote:

it reminds me to make it a blessed day for those I meet! 


A lovely thought - thanks for sharing it.


I am going to start using the old standby "and May the Force be With You".  It is  short, about as genuine and I know I can remember it easily. 

 

 


If someone offers a positive, friendly thought, what is it in a person that demands a snarky response?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@epan wrote:

it reminds me to make it a blessed day for those I meet! 


A lovely thought - thanks for sharing it.


I am going to start using the old standby "and May the Force be With You".  It is  short, about as genuine and I know I can remember it easily. 

 

 

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I respond with thank you ! 

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I used to actually say this..when I was in the "phase"...I felt sincere at the time..but now I look back and is "showy see I am Jesus lover"..I think now of sisters I know, whom smoke, drink and steal..and they say it, plus try to convert and praise "The Lord" it makes me shake in my shoes...so phony...Now I say back "asa lama lakum" when and if I hear this...yes, I am on my way...to Islam.

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@epan wrote:

it reminds me to make it a blessed day for those I meet! 


A lovely thought - thanks for sharing it.

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it reminds me to make it a blessed day for those I meet! 

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It's funny how so many claim that it is an innocuous statement of good will and good intent, then project, dismiss, and devalue others who think differently or have a different response. 

The question is how do you respond, not how should you respond? 

 

See the difference?

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In this day and age, any blessings or good wishes are welcome.  I just say, "thank you, you too" and move on. Why would I want to discourage anyone from being nice?  I am glad to know that there are still some nice people out there who can bestow good wishes to strangers for no reason.


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Just to be clear, I always say "Thank you" but every time someone does that I just want to respond; "And may the Force be with you".

 

I am not sure why this little bit of propaganda became acceptable, and it is harmless, but if I said "Have a Progressive year" or "May the Cubs win the pennant" I would be considered a kook.  Toss a little old time religion behind it and all is well. This is not to bless the recipient, it is to make the issuer of the blessing look good.  I compare it to spotting a Bible on the dashboard. All for show. 

 

 

 

So, how does: "And may ZhooL make all your children fertile" sound?

 

Any other suggestions on how to handle this?


 

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