Don't Say "God Bless You" Or Else


God bless you.

Somebody sneezes, you say “God bless you.”  It is a nice thing to do.  Common courtesy.  But not in one classroom.  If somebody says “God bless you,” they had points deducted by the teacher.

It will likely not surprise that this school is located in the Bay Area.  Must be some leftover LSD in the water or something.

Teacher Steve Cuckovich deducted points from children’s grades for using the phrase.

“The blessing doesn’t make any sense anymore,” Cuckovich told the Fox affiliate in Sacramento. “When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body. So they were saying, ‘God bless you,’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, what you’re doing doesn’t really make any sense.”

Parents complained noting the obvious anti-religious aspect of what the teacher was doing which is backed up by the above quote.  It should be noted that people do not say this because they think evil spirits are being dispelled.  They say it out of courtesy and as a wish for your good health.

Put on the spot about his anti-religious behavior, he backtracked, kinda.  Actually, he kinda lied. He claims that his policy is in response to kids being disruptive in his class with exaggerated sneezes.  A teacher must control his classroom, for sure.  But if were truly his motivation, wouldn’t it make more sense to deduct points from kids with the fake sneezes, not the kids displaying common courtesy?