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Old 11-01-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There was no honor in this, only shame ;-)
Lol!!!

I love dressing up and have no religious attachment to Halloween at all. It's just a fun day.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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I don't live in the south, but a creation science museum is 3 blocks from my home. If there is a Bible Belt in my jurisdiction, I live in the buckle of it.

It's a small town, and I really had to think back to the days when I used to go door to door for trick or treat. I was driving home from the post office, and I saw a number of children going door to door, without an adult in sight.

Tell me that happens in a big city!
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:54 AM
 
Location: California
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This isn't even a "Christian" thing, even if some are trying to make it so. It's just a way to make things easier and to pack a lot more into a smaller area. Part of it is parents not wanting to let kids run around alone, being too lazy to go with them, living in areas where many people don't participate, and more. Malls do it, downtowns do it, if people want to park a bunch of cars somewhere and do that too then why not. I said before on another thread, there's more cars on the roads now and that alone makes it more dangerous for kids to run around in the dark. We aren't taking anything away from them, we are just adapting to new things like we always do.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Our town has a big trunk or treat on main street, because it is a huge rural area. There are very few neighborhoods here, mostly farm and ranch land. Last year we had about 100 cars set up on main street to give out candy. We also had bands, a parade, and a carnival.

In areas where houses are really spread out, it makes sense to have something like this.
Sounds cool to me.

Incidentally, Easter is another holiday with pagan roots.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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Sounds cool to me.

Incidentally, Easter is another holiday with pagan roots.
As is Christmas. It was co-opted by Christians way back when so the pagans that lived in the area would be more accepting of the new philosophy.
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