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Old 10-28-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Well, some of the posts on this thread really irk me. I am so irritated by the Christians who try to impose their beliefs on other Christians let alone non-Christians. Honestly, as a young child I was terrified of Halloween because of some of the horror stories like the one sandgirl posted. The little tracts that some people put in our trick-or-treat sacks showed satanic people cursing candy and putting broken glass and poison in it and at the end of the tract the little kids died from eating the Halloween candy. I was so scared of Halloween as a little kid because of things like that. My parents are strong Christians, but they had none of these beliefs like the belief that all people who participate in trick-or-treating or other Halloween festivities are supporting some satanic holiday. It was wrong and rude of these other "Christians" to push their own sick twisted beliefs on other people's children.

Sorry about that rant but it really ticks me off. I am a Christian and that pumpkin didn't offend me at all! I actually think it's very creative and cute! LOL!!!! I may even use that idea next year. As a Christian and a person who is friends with people who are not Christians (gasp unequally yoked, that was taken out of context) I can tell you that if your friend was offended by that image it is not a typical Christian reaction to ignore someone and not point out what offended you. I personally, if I am ever offended by anyone, religious or otherwise, will let that person know, because usually it is not intentional and I value my friends enough to keep them posted on how they make me feel.

I would try to talk to your friend in person. Chances are it's just a mis-understanding and all will be great again.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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You know, Haloween WAS a demonic thing, but like other pagan festivals the Church co-opted it.

Is is the eve of All Saints Day when we remember the martyrs, saints, and those who died before. All Hallows Eve. Haloween became a festival to ridicule, rebuke, and remind Satan that he held no power over them.

It is also the birthday of the Protestant Reformation when Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church at Wittenburg.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Oh , wow, I can't wait to see how long it takes to dig up the pagan, satanic REAL meaning of Mothers Day, Fathers's Day and all the other days we celebrate.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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I didn't know that they dress up like demons on Mothers/Fathers Day.



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Oh , wow, I can't wait to see how long it takes to dig up the pagan, satanic REAL meaning of Mothers Day, Fathers's Day and all the other days we celebrate.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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I don't know anyone who dresses up like demons for Halloween either. Mostly Superman, Spiderman, The Hulk, Princesses, Pixies and Ladybugs.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I didn't know that they dress up like demons on Mothers/Fathers Day.
What's a demon look like?...Seriously..I am not talking about what we have seen in the eyes of an artist in their portrayals...What does a demon look like?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Where do you think those artists got their ideas from?

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What's a demon look like?...Seriously..I am not talking about what we have seen in the eyes of an artist in their portrayals...What does a demon look like?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Where do you think those artists got their ideas from?
Quite honestly, not just artists but enormous Christian Theologians got these types of ideas about hell and demons from books like The Divine Comedy. It's a long read but it puts a whole new meaning into hell.

A simple fiction book... That's where a lot of it comes from.

P.S. - I've got a nice little space reserved for me in the ninth circle just overlooking the view of the center of hell as Dante described it. I got it at a good rate.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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I never read that book but I can tell you they do exist from personal experiences.

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Quite honestly, not just artists but enormous Christian Theologians got these types of ideas about hell and demons from books like The Divine Comedy. It's a long read but it puts a whole new meaning into hell.

A simple fiction book... That's where a lot of it comes from.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Where do you think those artists got their ideas from?
It is called imagination..It ican be a wonderful creative thing for us..I do not expect anyone to believe any of the short stories I write to "believe" them to be true..There is a famous picture of God drawn by Michaelangelo..Am I to believe that God looks like Michaelangelos imagination?
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