It's Halloween once again. And once again it is my least favorite holiday. Do you think Halloween should be celebrated?
Yes, and All Saints Day the next morning.
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.
I've never been a fan of Halloween but it's not for religious reasons. I just don't care for it.
But I've always participated for the children who like it.
I don't like this holiday but I wouldn't go as far to say that it shouldn't be celebrated.
Yes, and any of you fun-sucking ghouls can go elsewhere. :p
I'm totally with you
Finally, someone understands.
Me too. Not a fan.
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?
Because it's based on evil spirits.
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.
Yes, and I understand.
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.
Yes, but I don't like it.
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
spiritual pursuits if you want/need to.
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!
I am going to tonight. Trick or treating is not bad, but the origins are.
> Says Halloween shouldn't be celebrated
> Says they're going trick or treating
It's a party. I am going with friends, and we will not be focusing on trick or treating.
You're still going to a party celebrating the holiday. and you said you're trick or treating
Peer pressure man, what can I say..
But you're hating on the holiday, that's kinda hypocritical
What wrong with having fun on halloween? It's not a holiday to me, it's just a day!
Ya, I know.
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
Maybe for you, but to me it just isn't right.
White, most of the current customs are rooted in the Catholic Church.
Catholic? Some kids came by and I think one was Jewish and another Lutheran. The others I had no idea what they were.
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.
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..
Personally in favor of celebrating tomorrow, All Saints Day, or at least just a general harvest day.
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.
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
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.
Also, I'm not a huge fan of spookiness or candy.
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
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...
Includes his birth, and the Magi coming to him, but it is not a holiday to model what they did for Jesus.
I don't care about the origins, I just do t like the way it is done now.
In what way?
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
I don't like costumes, hate creepy things. I don't do spooky or horror.
But you can get away from the consumerism in Christmas. In Halloween if you get away from consumerism it just becomes worse.
Yes, me neither. I don't understand those things.
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.
Genocide was not at the origin of Thanksgiving, thankfulness was.
It's my favorite holiday! :D