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    does Halloween make sense? why?

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    Encyclopedia Americana says: "Elements of the customs connected with Halloween can be traced to a druid ceremony in pre-Christian times.  The Celts had festivals for two major gods -a sun god and a god of the dead (called Samhain), whose festival was held on Nov. 1. the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The festival of the dead was gradually incorporated into Christian ritual."


        This holiday honoring the dead make no sense and  is contrary to the Bible. -Eccl. 9:5,10: Psalm 146:4.


     

    michmar118

    More detail please..............
    Benthere

    Eccl.9:4
    But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

    Psalm 146:2
    Praise the Lord, O my soul!
    While I live I will praise the Lord;
    I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

    I guess it matters where you read in the bible whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Gotta love how a question about Halloween goes all Christian, lol.

    THUMP, THUMP, THUMP!!!! One would expect to hear the sounds of thumping on Halloween, no? Spooky.... thump, thump, thump....

    Does it need to make sense? The kids have fun and get free treats. You don't have to celebrate it. Just turn your lights off. 

    sawal

    your answers are fringing on arrogance,moderator! Modesty will do you good. i just asked why - turning off lights is not why.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Your whine is fringing on annoyance user. Modesty will do me good? Really? Don't you think you're being a big ol baby considering my answer? Turning your lights off keeps you from being pestered by that which you do not understand. I am only moderator when I'm moderating. Outside of that, I answer as a member because I can. :)

    You remind me of another member here, how many accounts do you have?
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Not as many as I use to. Use to be about 17 hours a day, now only 2 or 3 hours. Too many whiners here now. I'm thinking about leaving. I can't stand the stupid questions and the "sensitive" users who get all wounded with answers they get.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    I take vacations and still come back to people yelling at me just because I am a moderator. The whiners don't change. They just expect coddling. I do not coddle. Wearing a target for free gets tiring.
    clu

    Colleen You are an excellent moderator! Your homework stuff cracks me up! Keep up the good work!
    jhharlan

    I'm gonna whine, you took my answer from me.....!
    Colleen

    Moderator
    @ jh, I saved you from being called arrogant and being reminded to be modest :p
    tabber

    Hi Colleen. To me you are doing a great job. Don't let nobody get you upset. I look at it like a pinball machine. Every now and then somebody touches our button and we get upset, me too. But in the long run, like with the pinball machine, the balls touch each other and roll in a good or bad direction. But, by the balls touching each other, it makes a balanced pinball game. Same in this kind of crazy world. When we touch each other, even if we are off a little, the touching helps us each keep a balance. We are all really a blessing to each other. Thank you for all your everyday wonderful comments!
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Thanks tabber. I've been doing this job since April so after months of being a target, it has grown thin. Now I just yell back. ;)

    Just a little fun for the kids,nothing wrong with that.

    sawal

    u have not answered the question and why it does or does not make sense.
    ClevelandRick

    My answer make's sense to me,and that's all that matters (just a little fun for the kids).And to get some free candy that my grandkids don't want.Does that make sense to you,here let me spell it out for you...Free candy means I don't have to buy it.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Why you cheap old grandpa! (kidding) :)

    I have no idea why they celebrate it.

    Colleen

    Moderator
    They celebrate it to annoy sawal because it makes no sense to him/her.

    Holloween does have a history.  I don't know it though. However, that is one of the fun days for kids and grownups with the fun spirit. That's good enough.

    In my parent's day is was a opportunity to scare one another. Going door to door for candy came later. Halloween does have a history. People would demand cakes (sweet) to keep from doing mischief...

    If you don't enjoy it don't join in.You're the one missing out on the fun.


    It's a thing for the kids to have a little fun,get some goodies & it does no harm.


    Why does it have to make sense?

    Well sawal, perhaps you should have mentioned to the members that you were asking because of old christian ideals. No one today links the holiday with Christianity. Except maybe you and sheryVW.


    Today's Halloween does not honor the dead like old Christians did. Today it is based on the old belief that if you dressed like a ghost or goblin and the like, you could blend in the evil spirits looking to steal souls and they would not come after you. This makes sense for the belief.


    Actually today's Halloween really follows no old beliefs. Today it's all about having fun and giving treats to kids. If anyone is stuck on old beliefs and do not agree with them, they can turn off their lights and not answer the door. 


    Please provide more information as to what exactly your question is about when necessary.


    There I go being arrogant again. 

    sawal

    i asked having nothing to do with christianity. When I see kids in 'ghostly' costumes I wonder why it has to be given importance. Anything ghostly is not Godly. Have a day -u name it- ehen kids can fancy dress up, go around and get candy etc and I'd be glad. It has nothing to do with old beliefs that may be construed as evil.
    But then everyone to his/her belief!
    Colleen

    Moderator
    You contradict yourself. You chose the christian bit as best answer. Then you said it has nothing to do with that. Then you said let them dress up but not as ghosts because ghosts are not Godly, only Christians believe that because that's what they've been taught to believe. "Ghosts" are lost Souls. They may have been the perfect Christian in life but got lost after death when they could not find the fictions pearly gates. Does it make them less a Christian or Godly if they are lost? There are many children who dress up as princesses, comic book heroes, cute little animals, firemen, policemen, sports heroes, TV characters, etc...will you punish them and turn your lights off on them for the few that might actually still dress as a ghost? I can't even remember the last time I saw a kid in a ghost costume. It's pretty outdated now.
    Dressing up as these "ghostly things" actually show that there is little belief that they even exist. Who would make fun of something terrible that really existed and could chomp their head off if it wanted to? :) When was the last time you saw a real ghost or demon or even goblin? It's fun to play the scary monster once a year. Harmless and fun. Weren't you allowed to have an imagination growing up? Don't you remember what it was like being a kid? Did you not have Halloween when you were a child? Did it need to make sense then?

    It is the evening when the souls of the living are closest to the souls of the dead...dress up like one of them and they can't scare the beegeebies out of you!  Ha Ha ..........Halloweek!  It's fun.  It's not Biblical but every once in a while it's ok to just have fun. 


    It doesn't hurt anyone to decorate your house, open the door and give a child a lovely treat.  Halloween makes all sorts of sense to me.  I laugh and I meet my neighbours. They are so proud of their children. The children are happy and dressed up.   I love it.

    When jhharlan runs out of treats, she will sometimes give you "cents". 

    Sure it does, just ask any candy company.

    WHY............HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    Halloween should be just for the children. They seem to be more responsible with the idea of dressing up and having fun. When the older (teens) do this.. they seem to do it for intimidation purposes.


    It builds character in the kids, as the little ones have fears of death and the unknown. It gradually breaks them in and gives them a sense of relief to know that they are the " Goblin " on that night.


    Then, in the end, they all get to eat their treats and the excitement lingers for a couple of days. Adults are the ones that ruin it for the children. Next .. we'll be capping on Santa Clause.



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