Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Why?, Oct 31, 2007.
It seems that Halloween has a pagan origin. Do non-believers object to the celebration?
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No they dont, they revel in it. Poor souls.
What's interesting to me is that Christians are the ones that really get into it.
Well, being a Christian, I can see why. Halloween is all about demons, ghosts, evil and other worldly beings. It's about the other side - not God's.
then why did they burn witches?
...and here we go again.
If you like caramel are you an atheist?!!!!
Well, doesn't celebrating Halloween seems inconsistent with the atheist's view that there are no supernatural forces?
No, Atheists shouldn't object to Halloween.
Even so, I still don't enjoy Halloween that much.
Halloween is just a day about candy and dressing up.
But they should object. If there are no demons, ghosts and other scary things, then isn't Halloween just a big farce?
Well, To an atheist its all just fun and games. Celebrating Halloween doesn't mean you believe supernatural forces exist. Its just a celebration, a festival, perhaps one of fear, wonder, our mastery over such things. We have control over the things that go bump in the night, we control (or try to) our fears.
They allow Christians to celebrate their God so why not allow the witches their celebrations as well.
Why on earth would a non-believer object to a religious fest ? Unless the fest includes burning witches of course :bugeye:
Because God wants us to burn them.
I thought your God was a tolarant one that preaches love, understanding and peace?
Wha ? Quit the bullshit.. are you serious about that !?
The witches should enjoy being burned. Afterall, it's just like where they're going.
You are quite correct, and I am reluctant to celebrate Halloween for that reason. On the other hand, I like that it pisses off Christians, so I'm torn.
This is a common misunderstanding. God doesn't give a rats ass what you do to unbelievers, except convert them. If you don't because they wont listen, you can do whatever you want to them. Peace and love is reserved for believers.
What has witches done to you that makes you want to burn them?
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