Maybe this is a silly topic for discussion, but does anyone else find this awkward?
It is the closing of a conversation (phone or live) and right before the other person hangs up or walks away they say, "god* bless you."
I usually say, "Thank you," or "You take care"; but it almost always catches me off guard.
Since it is at the closing of a discussion, it seems odd to reopen the conversation to tell (or remind them) that I am an atheist and do not believe in god. When a stranger says, "god bless you", it hardly seems worth it to even have that discussion at all. If it is not a stranger, of course I never remember to bring it up to that person until the next conversation tag, "god bless you", pops up again.
The assumption of other people think that I am christian* does irk me,
* In writing this post I have decided god and christan do not deserve capitalization. Spell check! I defy you!