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PostSubject: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:36 am

Halloween also known as All Hallows Eve and All Saint Day is an age old festival for many countries, but does the modern day Halloween celebration trivialise Christianity and seems to the celebrate the occult or is it just harmless fun?


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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:20 pm

Okies the debate is now open Very Happy

So what do you think? does the modern day Halloween focus more on the occult than the Christian meaning of Halloween?
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:54 am

NO. I think its a bit of fun for small children - imported from America.
 
which shops quickly grabbed as opportunities for selling.
 
I don't believe it trivialises Christianity - its just fun.
 
 
HOWEVER - it can be unpleasant to have OLDER kids banging on your door - and nor is it safe to let little ones go it alone.

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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:57 am

Probably.

I would go into it a bit deeper with big words like crop rotation and mascherano cherries,but sons of anarchy is on me telly.
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:49 am

So why do some Christians think that Halloween makes light of the occult? 

Does children dressing up as devils, witches, zombies etc teach children to value the real meaning of Halloween?
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:10 am

Halloween is to remember the dead and who visit on Halloween, bonfires were lit to scare off evil spirits and it was also for protecting crops.

In some countries candles would be put on graves, children would be given sweets.

It is thought that pagans were the ones who brought the Halloween celebrations to the forefront and long before Christians
began the All Saints Eve.
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:14 am

Nightmares are the stuff of one's own creation through the process of dreaming. In those dreams sometimes the monster is defeated -conqured ,and in the same dream perhaps a different increment -or in the same increment .as we dream as a rule in 10 minute increments as many as five or more during sleep. The monster is confronted in the deam than defeated as you can make anything happen in your own dreams because you create those dreams. The monster changes into something more friendly and gives you gift in that dream of pass'es along information -the dream having gone full circle. The gift could be something like a toy or candy -likeness to a reward.

Fer the kids dressing up in scary costumes is like ot r the same as confronting one's own fear ,receiving candy is simbolic of receving a reward fer having conqured fear and finding the meaning in it.

Of course there is deep psychological bennifits in the process.
commericalization be as it may ,Holloween is fer the kids.

When it mades it's way to the America's having been brought over from Europe,the concept caught on in multi cultural comminities and in the process it evolved.

Lot's of things caught on and evolved in the process. for example, it is common at the family table to set aside certain days designated for a particular meal-one all in he family look forword to, spaghety night is one example of the cultural exchange and as you know the Italians gifted us with it through sharing that one.Exchanging recipes is even today a gold standard. Spaghety night puts smiles on peoples faces.Or toco night ,our Latino friends,Irish stew, Swedish meat balls and on and so on. And of course recipes evolve as certain ingreediences are ever so carefully added to give the recipe something of a unique quaity. There it is all about cultural exchange and the goodness that comes of it.

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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:36 am

Hmmm? which would be better to have thrown at your house as a Halloween trick......eggs or spag bol?? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:19 am

Heard a good quote about halloween on the tv today..

"Its not ghostly...its ghastly".
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PostSubject: Re: Does Halloween Trivialise Christianity? Debate Is Now Open.   Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:30 am

We've got the lights off and watching Most Haunted lol!
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