Halloween is a holiday for the attractive, creative, or sweets-lover and I am none of those. Sure, I go out to parties, but I don't really think about as much of it as say, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
But no one can deny it's joy for children. Freeper culture, though extols extremism, not joy. So what better way to show how extreme you are than come out against this national expression of fun? Especially when you're old and lonely...
First I must highlight the 2008 fiesta wherein Freepers loved using Halloween grumpiness to bash Obama's presumptive economic policies. This year, Freeper knarf posts a disjointed and angry post about how he's so devout that he won't celebrate it. To me, it seems pretty clear he's hoping other Freepers will attack him so he can bask in the righteous persecution.
But, alas, most of his fellows agree with him, and go on about these fallen Satanic times, not like when they were kids!
knarf posts a couple of times to try to get people angry at him:
Hallowe'en is all about (these days) maintaining that evil and blood and gore are (along with homosexuality) all normal elements of growing upWait, homosexuality? Honorary Serb gives the details:
I have NEVER seen anyone dress like Jesus and rather than take a treat, pass out a tract ...
(This thread attempting to rouse the rabble and get something going)
Halloween has ALWAYS—in living memory, been a “gay” day. I say let the “gays” have it, and let Christians leave it alone!!!!Wait, no details. I guess costumes are gay now.
Amusingly, just me calls out knarf for being judgmental, which is totally a liberal thing:
I don't celebrate Halloween and you shouldn't either.mrs. a is so sure things were more wholesome when she was a child!
I don't own a gun, you shouldn't either.
I don't eat meat, you shouldn't either.
Sorry but you sound like a Liberal.
When I was a kid, Halloween was just for children. We went out with our trick-or-treat bags dressed as brides, ghosts, cowboys and cowgirls (with cap pistols!), ballerinas...MayflowerMadam stays home and stews about the real evils - Satan and the UN:
All the neighborhood houses had candy to give, and sometimes even caramel apples or popcorn balls.
Nowadays, you would never let your kids eat a home-made treat. We give out little plastic toys because we don’t want to be sued if Little Snowflake has an allergic reaction to some candy that their parents haven’t taken the time to remove from their haul. Kids are treated to the sight of their parents heading out for a drinking binge with Mom dressed as a slutty nurse and Dad dressed as a woman.
An innocent holiday has been coarsened and, in my opinion, ruined.
We don’t participate. If at home, our lights are off and the house is relatively quiet. Sometimes we help with a kids’ program at church.ilovesarah2012 hates kids once they're about 11:
Adding insult to injury, besides the Satan-centered actual Halloween “celebration”, sometimes the little freaks are collecting money for commie UNICEF. It’s a creepy, creepy time of the year.
We have three dogs. They don’t like strangers coming to the door. We go upstairs and turn out the lights. Very few kids in our neighborhood but we get kids from other areas because our development is one big circle with no thru traffic so it’s safe to walk. I used to love sitting out front and passing out the candy to cute little kids. Now so many “big” kids, teens, are coming around and I just don’t feel comfortable, not to mention the price of candy.Gaffer is as reliably grumpy and sour as he always is:
At first I didn’t mind the indigenous county residents who didn’t have anywhere to take their kids - what I DID and DO mind is all the illegals and other immigrants who give their kids a pillow case and send them out to get their freebies. They increased in number year by year until it is just another invasion of illegals. No costume, no speaking, no Thank You. I stopped two years ago altogether. I turn out my lights and let them pass by.No one tell Eccl 10:2 about Easter's origins. Or Yule!
I have discussed Halloween with a number of good Christian pastors and they uniformly believe that it has its origins as a pagan, anti-Christian holiday.Rolling with the supernatural paranoia, Aleya2Fairlie wants more fasting, I think:
I would encourage anyone to do a search on the origins of Halloween. If you are a Christian, you should not participate in Halloween in any way.
The sad fact is that we don’t have any “holidays” that haven’t been corrupted to some extent by the purely secular and pagan influence. Even the true meaning of Christmas has been all but drowned in our society by the commercial, the mercenary and materialistic society in which we live. The same goes for Easter with it’s bunnies and eggs that overshadow the real glorious meaning of it.SkyPilot yells about Satan, of course:
Satan is a master planner. It takes decades and generations to lull a society to sleep and dull it’s perceptions of what is good versus what isn’t.
You’re so right about what you say. I don’t “do” Halloween either but my kids and grandkids do. They’re not allowed to go out but they have a party at church where goulish costumes aren’t allowed. Still, the concept; in my opinion, has no place in a house of worship.
The “generation of vipers” spoken of in Scripture most likely doesn’t arise out of thin air. It will take decades of subtle(Satan’s specialty) insinuation and brainwashing by the media and society to produce them. How close are we, I wonder. Given the atmosphere of current events: I think we’re pretty far along.
It is a celebration of the Satanic and death. Heck, even the Satanists claim that Halloween is their high holy day.stars & stripes forever breathlessly shares this urban legend:
It has morphed from little kids in cute costumes going through the neighborhood in search of some candy into a pagan death festival that celebrates the demonic and evil - and it is adults who are acting this way.
Family who hung 'corpse' from a tree and impaled a bloody 'body' on a stake take down gruesome Halloween display after neighbors complain
If people cannot recognize the Satanic when it is right in front of them, then they should be called what they are: blind fools.
There were baby sacrifices going on during Halloween in our region in the 1980s. Mothers would not notify the hospitals they were pregnant, so the births were not registered. The whole thing was kept hush, hush. Horrible.yefragetuwrabrumuy tries for some pseudo-scholastic theological claptrap:
Halloween is only grotesque because Christians have surrendered it as a Christian holiday, part of Allhallowtide.ifinnegan brings the Hellfire:
The Allhallowtide triduum encompasses the Western Christian observances of All Hallows’ Eve (Hallowe’en), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’ or Hallowmass) and All Souls’ Day, which last from October 31 to November 2.
It helps to think of it in the manner of the early Christians, who traditionally believed that the veil between the material world and the afterlife thinned on the evening before All Saints’ Day.
If you have Anglo-Celtic-Nordic ancestry like a good bit of us here, that pretty much sums our people up 1500+ years ago. I guess those people were damned in hell fire?rfreedom4u has an odd habit:
Just like you, heathen.
This year when any teens with no costume show up I will be dropping condiments from various fast food places in their bags. I also have a bunch of pecans to get rid of.Wait, ErnBatavia too???
I’m cheap....I save the condiment packets from In-N-Out, Taco Bell and Wendy’s; the way I do the wrist-action in bagging ‘em for the little darlings, they’re none the wiser until they take inventory later.Is this some kind of new thing? WTF?! Are they short on toilet paper or something?