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whitepuppy October 31st, 2014 8:36pm

It's Halloween once again. And once again it is my least favorite holiday. Do you think Halloween should be celebrated?

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madeit Houston Area
11/02/14 9:12 pm

Yes, and All Saints Day the next morning.

jmw7477 Indiana
11/01/14 3:40 am

Absolutely! It's my favorite holiday. I love decorating our yard. I dress up as a witch to pass out candy (100-150 kids). I watch scary movies all day. I love seeing the kids in their costumes. It's the most fun and stress-free holiday of the year.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/14 5:10 pm

I've never been a fan of Halloween but it's not for religious reasons. I just don't care for it.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/31/14 5:11 pm

But I've always participated for the children who like it.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/31/14 3:19 pm

I don't like this holiday but I wouldn't go as far to say that it shouldn't be celebrated.

KudosToYou California
10/31/14 2:56 pm

Yes, and any of you fun-sucking ghouls can go elsewhere. :p

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:20 pm

Finally, someone understands.

screename1 Alaska
10/31/14 3:25 pm

Me too. Not a fan.

swervin Maryland
10/31/14 2:15 pm

Sure. You don't have to like every holiday in order for the rest of the country to enjoy it. It's a chance for people to dress differently than they normally would and have fun. Why is that a bad thing?

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:20 pm

Because it's based on evil spirits.

swervin Maryland
10/31/14 2:22 pm

And you believe in that? I can't argue with someone who believes that, it is so far off my expertise, I wouldn't know where to start. Good luck.

Dazey Beagles Rule
10/31/14 4:11 pm

It's actually not based on evil spirits. It's just a celebration of the dead. Sort of a giant funeral! That's why the Christians could move All Saints Day to Nov 1st. Their celebration of dead martyrs and saints coincided nicely.

Dazey Beagles Rule
10/31/14 2:02 pm

I think you should appreciate the secular versions of "holidays" for what they are..just plain ol' fun and celebration. Even Halloween. Don't get stuck on "what it means" or its origins. Take a load off. Have fun! Then dedicate time to any relevant

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Dazey Beagles Rule
10/31/14 2:02 pm

spiritual pursuits if you want/need to.

rons WOKE is sick
10/31/14 1:53 pm

Why is it you least favorite? It's fun! Some kids came by and I gave them some candy. Go out and trick or treat!

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 1:57 pm

I am going to tonight. Trick or treating is not bad, but the origins are.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:29 pm

> Says Halloween shouldn't be celebrated
> Says they're going trick or treating

rons WOKE is sick
10/31/14 2:31 pm

Bah humbug!

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:32 pm

It's a party. I am going with friends, and we will not be focusing on trick or treating.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:36 pm

You're still going to a party celebrating the holiday. and you said you're trick or treating

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:37 pm

Peer pressure man, what can I say..

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:38 pm

But you're hating on the holiday, that's kinda hypocritical

rons WOKE is sick
10/31/14 2:39 pm

What wrong with having fun on halloween? It's not a holiday to me, it's just a day!

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:44 pm

I'm the same way though, I HATE the diamond insustry, but I'm buying my girlfriend a diamond engagement ring because that's what she wants.

I'm not judging, I'm just saying there is nothing wrong with watching scary movies or trick or treating

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:46 pm

Maybe for you, but to me it just isn't right.

SugarShaq
11/01/14 2:58 am

White, most of the current customs are rooted in the Catholic Church.

rons WOKE is sick
11/01/14 5:11 am

Catholic? Some kids came by and I think one was Jewish and another Lutheran. The others I had no idea what they were.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/31/14 1:52 pm

Just because it is celebrated doesn't mean you have to participate. I celebrate Christmas, but not everyone participates. Same with Thanksgiving, Easter, and the May Revolution. That doesn't mean that these holidays shouldn't exist.

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 1:40 pm

I do not think it should be celebrated, because of its origins mostly. It was originally when people would dress up to scare bad spirits away. Also, people today take it as a day to do "spooky" things which I don't understand the fun of. I am..

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 1:41 pm

Personally in favor of celebrating tomorrow, All Saints Day, or at least just a general harvest day.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:00 pm

Christmas is the day of the year it was to coincide with a pagan holiday and it's meaning has changed to include a Catholic saint bringing gifts and has changed even more to be based on consumerism.

my point is holidays change from their origin.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:01 pm

Halloween now is about candy and spookiness it is all fun just like Christmas is and just because you don't like it doesn't mean it shouldn't be celebrated

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:07 pm

It was on that day, not originated from that holiday. Gifts come from the idea of love and modeling what the Wisemen did for Jesus. Halloween has always been about spookiness and dead things, not something we should focus on.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:07 pm

Also, I'm not a huge fan of spookiness or candy.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:08 pm

I wasn't aware that the bible says the day Jesus was born.

And the gift giving is about gift giving now not modeling the wise men

and modeling the wise men is done on epiphany a holiday in January

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:18 pm

It does not, what I meant to say was that just because Christmas falls on a pagan holiday does not mean it was based on that pagan holiday. I don't understand the second one. And no, epiphany is a celebration of the manifestation of Jesus which...

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:18 pm

Includes his birth, and the Magi coming to him, but it is not a holiday to model what they did for Jesus.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
10/31/14 2:20 pm

I don't care about the origins, I just do t like the way it is done now.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:22 pm

Go to Walmart on Black Friday and see how many of those people actually go to church on Christmas.

Christmas has had its meaning change over time for some people just as halloween has

again just because you don't like it doesn't mean it shouldn't

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
10/31/14 2:24 pm

I don't like costumes, hate creepy things. I don't do spooky or horror.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:27 pm

But you can get away from the consumerism in Christmas. In Halloween if you get away from consumerism it just becomes worse.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:27 pm

Yes, me neither. I don't understand those things.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/31/14 2:35 pm

So what about other consumerist holidays like thanksgiving

get rid of the consumerism and you have a holiday reminding us to be thankful that the natives saved our asses....so that we could commit genocide against them.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
10/31/14 2:38 pm

Genocide was not at the origin of Thanksgiving, thankfulness was.

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/31/14 1:39 pm

It's my favorite holiday! :D

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