Do atheists object to Halloween?

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Why?, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    I'm gay for demons.

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    I'll pick you up at 9:00pm O.
     
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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    We will stop by later to see you puking!

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  7. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Hey Shi, we're going to need a virgin for the sacrifice to the prince of darkness tonight...you got darksidzz's number?
     
  8. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Hey now, you know that Why..errr I mean darksidzz is not down with being a sacrifice, even though he is clearly a virgin

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  9. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I have a really great time celebrating Christmas and Easter. They still have a shred of religion about them, but it's pretty easy to ignore and just get on with the eating and drinking and partying. Halloween lost its last shred of religion in the 19th century--at least in America. There's nothing to it except eating and drinking and partying. So why should we not enjoy it?

    It's been said that in America, the two most widely recognized icons of Christianity are Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. I get a big kick out of that so the celebrations don't bother me at all.
     
  10. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    Its over Why? stop it now. You insults are nearly insane and we don't need another hater of knowledge on a forum based around that very same idea.

    On a final note, Halloween is a wildly celebrated holiday that has roots in religion but that aspect as left it completely, I don't enjoy Halloween as much as others but I do find much to respect in it, specifically the way us humans master our fears and turn it to entertainment, it really shows us how far our minds have evolved.

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  11. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Depends on the atheist.
    Atheism does not equal anti-religion. It simply is a theological stance which does not affirm a belief in a god or gods.

    For example, I'm an atheist. However, I am also a neopagan, and my religion celebrates Halloween, or Samhain, in respect for the ancient Celtic palaeopaganism which contributed so much to mainstream neopaganism.


    Generally, however, most atheists reject organised religion, and are more often Humanists. They practice Halloween because of its tradition as a civic, secular holiday.
     
  12. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Nope, I don't. It's just harmless fun.
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, here is a quiz about me, try to guess if I like Halloween or not!:

    1. I generally don't like children.
    2. I like candy.
    3. At Halloween strange children come to my house begging for candy.

    Thus Syzygys ..... Halloween.

    What's your answer?

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    P.S.: Oh yes, and Halloween is just the Christianized version of a pagan holiday....
     
  14. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture.
     
  15. Mystech Adult Supervision Required Registered Senior Member

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    Only people who hate the joy of children, fun costumes, and candy object to Halloween.

    Look at San Fransisco's Castro Street - possibly the gayest neighborhood in the world, full of elitist atheist effete homosexuals, and yet they celebrate Halloween as if it were the birthday of gay-Jesus. (well except this year but that's because the city were a bunch of jerks and canceled the celebration and cut off train service to the area)
     

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