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Old 06-29-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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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.
I think that claim is utterly wrong. Like most anything about European Christianity and traditions, Halloween, too, goes back to ancient pagan and Celtic/Indo-European traditions. Long before the idea of a devil came about. I don't even see how the devil plays any role in today's Halloween, frankly.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It's not even July. Do we really have to rehash this tired old annual topic already?

Yeah, OK, it will come up again in October, and the same sets of people will say the same things they say every year. But June?
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:23 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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It's not even July. Do we really have to rehash this tired old annual topic already?

Yeah, OK, it will come up again in October, and the same sets of people will say the same things they say every year. But June?
Well, I rehashed that thread because of the Persian connection I had read about recently. Didn't know there are any rules against using the search feature and posting on-topic...
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Well, I rehashed that thread because of the Persian connection I had read about recently. Didn't know there are any rules against using the search feature and posting on-topic...
No, there aren't.

But we have to listen to the "it's all about the DEVIL" for a week every October, and I just hate seeing it take up another week on a beautiful summer day.

I do appreciate history and trivia, though.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:49 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Halloween is around the year now, get used to it
Will look into interesting Christmas trivia tomorrow
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