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Old 11-02-2018, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JerZ View Post
Well, I can't picture Jesus in his temperature controlled living room anonymously posting on internet forums, either. I can't picture him having fast food. I can't picture him having sex or putting up a Christmas tree. Or eating meat and dairy together. I can't picture him wearing jeans. Or skipping synagogue. So you do any of those things?
What does a modern-day Jesus in a temperature controlled room posting on the internet which eating fast food, have to do with non-biblical holidays or the wearing a devil's costume to celebrate a worldly holiday.
While alive on Earth Jesus was under the Constitution of the Mosaic Law.
Jesus' faithful death freed him and us from the old Mosaic law for the ancient nation of ancient Israel - Romans 10:4.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:18 PM
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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Nontheist w/Buddhist and Taoist leanings. We absolutely celebrate. Love Halloween.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:45 PM
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Christian and my fundie brother tried to take away all Holidays as pagan but I don't care! It's costumes and candy and parties and fun. What is not to like?
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:13 AM
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One of my best early memories was a haunted house put on by some older kids at a Catholic school. Scary makeup but pretty mild and tame by today's standards. My more fundie church would have NEVER done anything like that. Never. Not even today, decades later. But I could tell it was all done in fun. Images of death are a natural part of life. Some Christians are in such denial about reality that they can't even accept images of death. Some things just come to an end, but some people will NEVER be able to accept death.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:26 AM
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I haven't done haunted houses in a loooooooooooooooooong time. I am a giant baby about them! I scream like a little girl.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Originally Posted by JerZ View Post
Just curious! If this question offends you, it's okay not to answer. I realize this may be personal. But otherwise, feel free to chime in. I'm curious about why people do or don't celebrate Halloween.

For disclosure's sake, I should say I'm agnostic, loosely Buddhist (sometimes) and I do celebrate Halloween. I celebrate it very secularly but I put a heavy emphasis on the season of fall itself and all those images because I've always felt a special connection to this season. I am, however, very fascinated with the "death" imagery and I think it may be because it's something that's scary and taboo, and just once a year we get to sort of laugh at it. It's a tension-reliever.
I just read that trick or treat is from ancient Iran/Persia originally. They have a festival called Qashoq-Zani where young people in disguise run through the streets, banging with spoons on pots, knocking on doors, so they get candy
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I am a Christian. I love Halloween. Such a fun holiday! I enjoy having my own H-ween display and going out to see other displays.

There used to be an excellent H-ween yard display years ago. Link is: Hallowed Haunting Grounds
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:27 PM
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Let's see if you can understand where I stand on Halloween:

I do not believe in Halloween. It glorifies/celebrates the devil (I don't believe in that, nor the invisible man in the sky). It's too commercialized. The scare element is glorified too high. It's not a federal holiday. I treat October 31st as just another day.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:36 AM
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its a fun day that we can dress up, party, and make the fool of ourselves. and mock death for a day knowing full well we are all afraid of it, to a degree.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:20 AM
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If it weren't for people knocking on my door and all the entitled kids it'd be my favourite holiday.
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