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1 posted on 11/03/2001 5:06:55 PM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood
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They inculcate their children into the practice of it and feed them the most unhealthful things you could give a child to eat.

Candy? The horror!

2 posted on 11/03/2001 5:11:52 PM PST by dighton
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Who really cares?
3 posted on 11/03/2001 5:13:13 PM PST by america-rules
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Peer pressure?
4 posted on 11/03/2001 5:14:21 PM PST by Int
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Or have you been so lost in the conformity of it all to really take a look at what you partake in?

So that's where I've been! I thought I was in Milwaukee.

5 posted on 11/03/2001 5:16:16 PM PST by DallasMike
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I'm an atheist an right now I am worshipping all the excess candy left over because the Trick-or-Treaters were scarcer than normal this year. Mmmmmm, candy (in Homer's voic.)
7 posted on 11/03/2001 5:16:50 PM PST by jlogajan
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Lighten up, Francis.....
8 posted on 11/03/2001 5:17:21 PM PST by yooper
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Agreed...celebrating Halloween the way we do is very unChristian. Perhaps even blasphemous.
9 posted on 11/03/2001 5:19:58 PM PST by Gimlet
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Not surprisingly, most Libs can't tell the difference between a party, respect for the dead, or a real Holy Day. Getting 'advice' from these kinds of 'friends' is the scariest halloween i could imagine. Tell them to go suck eggs.
10 posted on 11/03/2001 5:21:02 PM PST by Darheel
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I would think the most unhealthy thing our kids could be eating is the carcasses of atheists. With a second most unhealthy meal being leftist political crap at schools all over this nation.
11 posted on 11/03/2001 5:23:18 PM PST by CARTOUCHE
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Maybe we don't accept your interpretation or assessment of the practice, which in fact I don't.
15 posted on 11/03/2001 5:26:37 PM PST by Imperial Warrior
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Ask the average Joe what the origins of Haloween are, and what will he say? Likely you'll get shrugging shoulders. Ask the average kid collecting candy, and you'll get some storyline about monsters. Big deal. It's become the modus operandi of the left to research to find things to be offended about.

Someone did sufficient research to find that the actual origins of the word "Sioux" actually means snake in some obscure tongue from the Canadian frontier. So, now the formerly Sioux people in my state want all the things named "Sioux" (including my city) erased. It became offensive because some jerk dug far enough to find a reference.

Well, Haloween surely was a pagan holiday, but it's not now. Right now it's just a fun excuse for kids to dress up. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

17 posted on 11/03/2001 5:30:53 PM PST by SoDak
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Why do you "celebrate" on certain "holidays,"

Following your logic, celebrating birthdays is right out. Celebrate for any reason you like or none at all, or for reasons obscure and bizarre. Who cares?????????

18 posted on 11/03/2001 5:33:02 PM PST by jlogajan
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Another caught up in ones own definitions… Observance is not celebration.
21 posted on 11/03/2001 5:36:50 PM PST by Eric Esot
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feed them the most unhealthful things you could give a child to eat

You don't like candy? No wonder you're so grumpy.

22 posted on 11/03/2001 5:37:12 PM PST by xm177e2
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My question is this..as an atheist, why are you (or any atheist for that matter) concerned about the practice, customs, celebrations, tick or treats of any God-believing family?

If you are an atheist, then I say shoo! go away, this does not concern you. Unless of course you are part of the sugar patrol. Then I say "Get over it."

24 posted on 11/03/2001 5:38:53 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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I was in a convenience store on haloween night to buy a Coke and when I came up short the arab at the till let me take it citing a holiday and that it was an occasion for generosity. I mentioned haloween. He fired back " No, our holiday" he went on to explain rather confusingly that Oct. 31 was the birthday of Mohammed's son who will return someday, apparently along with Jesus, to restore peace and God's kingdom on the earth.

Possibly I misunderstood the part about Mohammed's son, but I was able to gather it was a rather important day in Islam.

Conclusion: It is a night of ghosts, gobblins, witches, demons, Islam and dead Catholics, an eclectic mix indeed. To me at least, plenty of good reasons not to celebrate it.

25 posted on 11/03/2001 5:40:53 PM PST by america76
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Blessed be and merry meet at Samhain!!
26 posted on 11/03/2001 5:42:25 PM PST by rightofrush
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Speaking strictly as an atheist, a.) I like candy as well as the next person, and b.) a party is a party is a party.
28 posted on 11/03/2001 5:43:46 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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Wow dude.... that was like.... deep man.

Really really deep.

Got any fritos?

30 posted on 11/03/2001 5:47:44 PM PST by OWK
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The practice of giving gifts to people on their birthday dates back to the Three Wise Men in the story of the birth of Christ. Jesus was God's gift to the world, and most Christian parents think of their children as gifts from God; hence, the giving of gifts.

As a self-proclaimed atheist, why do you give gifts on birthdays? Do you think of this idea by yourself, or do you do it because everyone else does?
37 posted on 11/03/2001 6:02:29 PM PST by ConservativeNJdad
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