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Old 10-31-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Another thing on my list...

Trunk or Treat. This really irritates me. Now, I'm not pagan or anything, but I understand some of the origins of this holiday. The fact that the Christians have decided to try to overtake this day with their own brand of holier than thou attitude gets on my nerves. Bad enough they invented Christmas to obliterate another pagan holiday...

Thoughts?
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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I actually had to Google this to see what you are talking about, as I have never heard of it. I don't see a big deal, if they are uncomfortable with traditional Halloween and want to do their own twist on it, I have no inherent problem with that. It doesn't effect me anyway, other than positively. Everywhere I've lived in recent years there are just a dribble of trick or treaters anyway, we don't eat candy in our house, so I end up buying a bunch of candy I can't use and lately I've just been closing the shutters, turning off the lights, and pretending I'm not home, frankly. So this kind of thing just means even fewer trick or treaters.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I'm not sure how a perception of holier-than-thou attitude mixes into this. A woman I work with (Greek Orthodox) does this at her church, which is in a somewhat rundown city. It's a way for the kids to do the trick-or-treat think in a safe place and not go out on the streets. The adults dress up in costume, decorate their car trunks in the parking lot, and the kids go from car to car and get candy and treats. It's not as though they hand out pamphlets and try to convert people or anything.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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They do here. They push their church and have very Christian displays against 'sins'.

Mind you, I live in the south...
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They do here. They push their church and have very Christian displays against 'sins'.

Mind you, I live in the south...
OH, OK, that's a different story! I do know that it's different in the bible belt.

That's funny, because other churches are anti-Halloween altogether.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: WA
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How is walking around a parking lot getting candy from strangers any safer than trick or treating in your own neighborhood from people you know and see every day?
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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How is walking around a parking lot getting candy from strangers any safer than trick or treating in your own neighborhood from people you know and see every day?
I don't think they are getting them from strangers. I got the impression that the kids from the church attend the event, but I really don't know. I imagine neighborhood kids and their parents could see this going on and go there, too.

LOL, but at least if you got poisoned candy, you can go get the cops and bring them to St. Whoever's and say, "One of them gave me the rat-poisoned Snickers!"
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Many people do this in the south. Its good for the kids, usually held at churches or meeting halls. And in No. Virginia not everyone's a zealot or anything.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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How is having "trunk of treat" being "holier than thou?" If a church wants to provide a safe place for young kids to trick or treat, why is that a bad thing?
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: WA
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How is Trick or Treating unsafe again?
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