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(700 Club)   Christians begin their annual "Oh noes it's Halloween" complainathon   (700club.com ) divider line 342
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2006-09-27 09:56:10 PM  
Note that they're not blaming themselves or the capitalists for turning it into what it is.
 
2006-09-27 09:59:24 PM  
Hey, do the wiccans crap all over Christmas? The answer is no ... no they do not.
 
2006-09-27 10:07:39 PM  
"To counter the evil influence of Halloween, we need to join together and celebrate the reality of the heroic efforts of Christian saints over the evil in their day. Many leaders in the past -- and present -- have fulfilled the mandate of destroying the works of the devil through their sacrificial commitment to Christ and His Kingdom."

Those bastards!
 
2006-09-27 10:15:45 PM  
Seriously, what do these people have against orgies with witches and demons? Its not like we're forcing them to felate goblins, they do it by themselves!
 
2006-09-27 10:17:01 PM  
Aren't many Christmas traditions borrowed from pagan religions? In fact, isn't most of Christianity borrowed from earlier religions?
 
2006-09-27 10:38:42 PM  
Aren't many Christmas traditions stolen from established religions?
 
2006-09-27 10:40:37 PM  
Now that I know I'm supposed to be a Light in a world of Darkness, is it okay to celebrate Arbor Day? Can I be an Oak in a world of Shrubbery?
 
2006-09-27 10:44:45 PM  
You can always counter them by having a Christian themed Halloween haunted house featuring the horrific torturing and mutilations done by Christians in the name of god during the Inquisitions.
 
2006-09-27 10:49:40 PM  
These people who complain about Halloween, a holiday celebrated in America since the 1800's, will probably turn right around and be all "ZOMFG ITS TRADITION" about virtually every other issue they support.
 
2006-09-27 10:51:20 PM  
At least they're not rioting...like some other religion we know.
 
2006-09-27 11:05:55 PM  
"Halloween: older than state-sanctioned hetero-only marriage."

*giggle*

/totally made that shiat up
 
2006-09-27 11:38:05 PM  
Why are christians upset? Pumpkins come from gods earth. Witches are unattractive female angels that couldnt get that prison job they really wanted.

Ghosts are, well, shells of gods children that get lost roaming the afterlife when they find out the whole heaven and hell story was a lie.
 
2006-09-27 11:56:00 PM  
Just wait until I begin my "Oh noes it's Christmas" complainathon.
 
2006-09-27 11:56:10 PM  
"IT'S DARKSIDED!!!!!!"
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2006-09-27 11:56:41 PM  
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A priest, a whore, and a fat white pimp walk into an office building....
 
2006-09-27 11:56:42 PM  
I wish someone would stop the war on Halloween. I can't go anywhere without being wished Happy Holidays. It's Happy Halloween! Say it! Own it! I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart unless the greeters greet me with a proper Happy Halloween for the duration of the season.
 
2006-09-27 11:56:53 PM  
I'm scared.
Ain't you boys scared?
 
2006-09-27 11:57:41 PM  
southpark.org.ru
Hail Satan!
 
2006-09-27 11:58:13 PM  
This is exactly why I love Halloween.

Oh, and chicks dressing like sluts, too. I love that, too.
 
2006-09-27 11:58:15 PM  
I always find it interesting that atheists call themselves
"freethinkers", when they chain themselves down to their own perceptions.

In ripping on Christianity, many self-professed atheists (who are actually anti-theists) become just as belligerent and irrational as the fundamentalists they hate.

Hypocrisy goes both ways.
 
2006-09-27 11:59:00 PM  
Aren't many Christmas traditions borrowed from pagan religions? In fact, isn't most of Christianity borrowed from earlier religions?

Aren't many Christmas traditions stolen from established religions?


Yes and yes. Halloween is just one of the few that Christianity hasn't completely enveloped, so they just demonize it. Because honoring dead ancestors and spirits = devil worshipping. If you'd look at the calendar, November 1 is "All Saints Day". Which is... honoring dead saints. But its completely different than halloween, of course.
 
2006-09-27 11:59:09 PM  
I particlarly like this page:

What's as important today as it was when I was a child is honoring God, and to me that means protesting a tradition that is meant to slap him in the face. Rooted in Druidism and pagan worship, it is not a redeemable tradition, so I will not attempt to make this "holiday" a Christian celebration. I will simply close my door, put away the bowl of candy and shut off the light on my doorstep.

Who wants to break the bad news to her?
 
2006-09-27 11:59:36 PM  
I will rip the heart out of the next person who gives me a bag of candy corn.
 
2006-09-28 12:00:24 AM  
Nothing will be burned down and no one will be murdered, at least.
 
2006-09-28 12:00:30 AM  
Ha! Ha! I can officially take Halloween off from class as it is a religious holiday for me. I love Samhain.

/And I'm proud to be a Pagan...
//Where at least I'm Blessed Be...
 
2006-09-28 12:02:13 AM  
Where the fark is Bevets? I'd figure he'd be all over this thread...


/Anyone got the card?
 
2006-09-28 12:02:18 AM  
FukkyMcFuk
In ripping on Christianity, many self-professed atheists (who are actually anti-theists) become just as belligerent and irrational as the fundamentalists they hate.

Making fun of Christianity for no reason, sure, that's antagonistic antitheist behaviour.

Pointing out the ridiculousness of demonising the 'pagan roots' of Halloween while overlooking how important they are to such celebrations as Easter and Christmas is hardly irrational, and the manner it's expressed will determine if it's belligerent. The double standard itself is either frustrating or amusing, depending on how you react to it.
 
2006-09-28 12:02:24 AM  
hexane: This gentleman would concur with you.

70.84.8.166
 
2006-09-28 12:02:46 AM  
At least they're not rioting...like some other religion we know.

But they would if they could.
 
2006-09-28 12:03:16 AM  
The power of Christ compels ye!

Είναι αποκριές!
 
2006-09-28 12:03:30 AM  
Best costume ever.
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2006-09-28 12:03:44 AM  
Woot! Its halloween, I can dress us like a slutty tavern wench!

/christian.
//very christian.
 
2006-09-28 12:03:47 AM  
Urgh.
TFA claims that All Saints Day is the day before Halloween? Lame. They lost me there.
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and no, I'm not any kind of a goth or anything. It's the day before my birthday, so it's like the world is giving me candy.
The people that can't handle Halloween are those that can't stand its topsy turvy nature. Every society that I can think of has some kind of celebration where the order is temporarily reversed. It's a necessary thing. Relieves tension and whatnot. Indulges the darker thoughts that everyone, 700 Club devotees included, has. And it's a lovely ritual, though I'm heavily biased on this one.

/sigh.
 
2006-09-28 12:03:55 AM  
i must have that priest costume! So awesomeness..


/yea i mad it up
// It's better than my friends idea as going as the anchor man crew
 
2006-09-28 12:04:14 AM  
Ha! Ha! I can officially take Halloween off from class as it is a religious holiday for me. I love Samhain.


I always try to take it off of work. I'm a dog trainer, so i don't hold classes because usually people take their kids out anyway. So i get the night off.
And its my fiancee's birthday. Coolest birthday evar.

I once worked with a lady who took all 8 quarter/cross-quarter days off, but also demanded christmas eve and all the normal christian holidays to "spend time with her family". Always irritated me.
 
2006-09-28 12:04:19 AM  
damn it, that's UP not US
 
2006-09-28 12:05:38 AM  
2006-09-27 11:56:41 PM Donald_McRonald

Gotta love Frosty, Hiedi, & Frank
 
2006-09-28 12:06:37 AM  
Many of the mystic aspects of christianity are directly from other religons, heck, the whole 'died and rose again, lifted bodily into heaven' comes straight out of Appollo worship, as does the whole "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" bit: Terms dictated by the Emperor at the council of Nicea he wouldn't sign on to christianity as the state religon otherwise.
 
2006-09-28 12:06:45 AM  
hexane: I will rip the heart out of the next person who gives me a bag of candy corn.


Wouldn't the easier solution be to just give the bag to someone who likes candy corn? Like me?
 
2006-09-28 12:07:39 AM  
Katie98_KT: damn it, that's UP not US

just admit that you refer to yourself in the plural, which makes you as crazy as us.
 
2006-09-28 12:07:52 AM  
Heh. I approve of this inane hypersensitivity. It polarizes people and causes even more chicks to don slutty costumes and party hardy.
 
2006-09-28 12:08:35 AM  
Lay off Halloween, you busy body idiots. Christmas is based on a pagan holliday, something that it expressly says not to do in the Bible. So suck it, fundies.
 
2006-09-28 12:09:09 AM  
Christianity is a disorder in which the sufferers think that their imaginations and narratives are interchangeable with reality.

And FukkyMcFuk, you're an idiot in the first degree, choosing to see symmetry where there isn't any. 'Atheists are just like religious people!'
 
2006-09-28 12:09:14 AM  
those who celebrate Halloween either are unaware of its roots, or are intentionally promoting a world where evil is lauded and viewed as an ultimate power.

Silly Theists with their wizards and bogeymen. It completely blows my mind that there are so many people who really and truly accept this fantasy as fact.
 
2006-09-28 12:09:51 AM  
Um, Halloween is a community effort to get kids to dress up, get candy, and have fun. Even if the basis of Halloween was in fellating recently tortured baby corpses, that's not what it is today.

Why do Christians hate community?

/I will not be partaking. halloween is lame!
 
2006-09-28 12:09:53 AM  
Here we go again....
what is the difference?

There are 2 kinds of people in the world

Catholi and Pagani

That is it, so who cares if some pagans complain about
a holiday carried over from another pagan religeon.

We Catholi have no problem using the holy days from
other belief systems (whatever it takes to bring them into the flock) If these lost former "christians" would find a Priest, get confirmed, and go to confession, they would be saved, without all this posturing.
 
2006-09-28 12:12:09 AM  
jesus died for your discounts!
 
2006-09-28 12:12:30 AM  
Who cares? My mothers a devout catholic, and so's my grandmother. Both of them say that no one ever celebrated really celebrated Halloween until the current tradition started anyway.
 
2006-09-28 12:12:48 AM  
plaidcat:
I once worked with a lady who took all 8 quarter/cross-quarter days off, but also demanded christmas eve and all the normal christian holidays to "spend time with her family". Always irritated me.

Sounds reasonable, if she arranged to take some of those as *unpaid* holidays.

/always thought that one of the benefits of multiculturalism was to be each others' "shabbat goy"...
 
2006-09-28 12:13:12 AM  
FTFA:

those who celebrate Halloween either are unaware of its roots, or are intentionally promoting a world where evil is lauded and viewed as an ultimate power.

Oh those wacky Christians.

I'm well aware of its roots, and the only thing I'm intentionally promoting is my annual Halloween party.

And you're all invited!

/born on Halloween
//married on Halloween
///would like to die on Halloween
////at the hands of a slasher
//but not this Halloween
 
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