So I'm non-religious. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself an atheist, but I don't really have religious beliefs. Even still, when I sneeze, I get offended if someone doesn't say "bless you", and I always say the same when someone sneezes. To me it's something that is totally separate from religion. It obviously had a religious connotation when it originated, possibly related to the bubonic plague when sneezing was believed to be an early symptom. Either way, it originated because people didn't understand what sneezing is, but now that we know what causes sneezing it's not as if the term really means anything anymore. It's just a courtesy, like saying "excuse me" when you burp. What does everyone think about this? Do you say 'bless you', or some variation, when someone sneezes?