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Offline Timothy

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Halloween?
« on: October 03, 2013, 07:48:25 AM »
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  • Should children participate in Halloween activities?  Of course, I don't mean the truly evil and demonic stuff that goes on, but would you let your children dress up as cowboys, princesses, or something else innocuous, and go trick-or-treating?  I've heard some parents have their children dress up as Saints.

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    Halloween?
    « Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 08:13:08 AM »
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  • You could celebrate All Saints Day or have a Fall Festival if you wanted to do candy.


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    Halloween?
    « Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 01:48:29 PM »
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    You could celebrate All Saints Day or have a Fall Festival if you wanted to do candy.


    So, I take it you would not allow your children to trick-or-treat on the night of October 31, even if their costumes were otherwise acceptable?

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    Halloween?
    « Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 03:49:03 PM »
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  • We do not. We have our own party the next day. I suppose if my neighbors were more naturally good and there were not as many public school kids, or even if I liked and trusted my neighbors, I might consider it. For us, it opens to many doors that we would like to keep closed.

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    « Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 04:03:10 PM »
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  • We never heard of Halloween as children in Australia. Now thanks to the American influence through the media it is "celebrated" and actively promoted, and by people who have no idea what or who is a saint.

    I would have thought that the idea of trick or treat was a form of threatening behaviour - Give me this or you'll pay. I know that one All Saints Eve a friend had a raw egg thown on her car when the door wasn't answered. What is holy about the practice of going door to door and asking for things? I'm dead against it.

    Not that we shouldn't celebrate in a Catholic way the Eve and the Feast of All Saints.


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    « Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 04:08:19 PM »
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  • Please take time during this satanic time, including the weeks leading up to "Halloween" to pray for the children who are being tortured and sexually assaulted as part of this "celebration."
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    « Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 04:09:07 PM »
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    « Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 04:13:24 PM »
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  • I hate Halloween more each year.  It seems as if it is becoming the national holiday of America. I was already sick of it before we had kids.

     But, circumstances force me to allow my kids to go trick-or-treating.

    So, we bear in mind that Halloween is the Vigil of All Saint's Day.  This means no candy until the next day.  We drive to the nicest, safest, calmest neighborhood possible--where the adults opening the doors handing out candy are usually older, very conscious of being kind, polite and generous.  The candy givers appreciate the good manners my kids show.  We never, ever knock on any door where the decorations look satanic or in "off" in any way.  Many store-bought costumes are so horrible, our kids rake in extra candy because the people seem to like the old-fashioned kind.

    So, that's just me making the best of something I don't like to do.  If I were a millionaire, I'd jet off to the islands for that night.









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    « Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 05:12:55 PM »
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  • The focus should be in All Saint's Day, not Halloween. Take the opportunity to make it a special day for your children. A day in which we celebrate the saints, those wonderful soldiers of Christ.

    We will be celebrating this day in our chapel. The children are supposed to select a saint, dress up as him / her, and play the role during an activity contest. The other children will guess who the saint is.  The winner will get a prize. The others will also have treats.

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    Halloween?
    « Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 05:33:22 PM »
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  • Quote from: Timothy
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    You could celebrate All Saints Day or have a Fall Festival if you wanted to do candy.


    So, I take it you would not allow your children to trick-or-treat on the night of October 31, even if their costumes were otherwise acceptable?


    I wouldn't but at the same time I probably wouldn't make a big fuss if grandma wanted to take them around the block during daylight hours. We always did a fall festival at a protestant church as an alternative.

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    « Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 06:36:03 PM »
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    I wouldn't but at the same time I probably wouldn't make a big fuss if grandma wanted to take them around the block during daylight hours. We always did a fall festival at a protestant church as an alternative.

    Around where I live, it is the fundamentalist protestants who are most opposed to Halloween and their reason is what they cite as it's Catholic roots.


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    « Reply #11 on: October 03, 2013, 06:41:28 PM »
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  • Halloween has NO religious meaning in NYC except for Satanists, maybe. All Saints Day has been hijacked by the fags.  They use it to mock Christians, Catholics, in particular.  I went once, out of curiosity, as a Protestant, to the Greenwich Village Halloween parade.  Had to leave after about five minutes.  It was a gross public display of blasphemy and perversion.  If I ever go again, it will be with a large group of Catholics equipped with Our Lady's Rosary.  The funding for it this year has fallen on hard times.  Please pray it is cancelled!  Our Lady of Victory, St. Michael, pray for us!
    I have no children, but if I did, they would not go trick or treating.  My neighborhood has many Muslims who despise Halloween and most people live in apartment buildings, so nobody goes trick or treating in residential areas.  Some businesses do participate.  If so, they place a sign on the sidewalk indicating they are giving out candy.  I suppose it's a way to get parents to come in and buy merchandise.  A lot of vandalism and general mischief occurs at night by teens, gangs.  I always leave my car locked in a friend's garage and take the subway to work on All Saint's Day. In the past, I've had nasty things painted on it, windows smashed, radio stolen, etc.  It's a good night to stay home and have a holy hour of reparation.  My school where I teach, nondenominational, basically Protestant, does not observe Halloween.
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    Halloween?
    « Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »
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  • Quote from: OHCA
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    I wouldn't but at the same time I probably wouldn't make a big fuss if grandma wanted to take them around the block during daylight hours. We always did a fall festival at a protestant church as an alternative.

    Around where I live, it is the fundamentalist protestants who are most opposed to Halloween and their reason is what they cite as it's Catholic roots.


    My protestant relatives did not allow any witchcraft play or on tv and I knew to stay away from it. I remember when I first started homeschooling being overwhelmed by the amount of witchcraft and sorcery references I found in children's books.

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    « Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 08:13:52 PM »
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  • My kids all went trick or treating.  My grand kids don't.  My children have more sense than I did on this issue.  However, it was a different world then, even though it was not really so long ago.  
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    « Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 10:53:52 PM »
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  • Quote from: Timothy
    Should children participate in Halloween activities?  Of course, I don't mean the truly evil and demonic stuff that goes on, but would you let your children dress up as cowboys, princesses, or something else innocuous, and go trick-or-treating?  I've heard some parents have their children dress up as Saints.

    Why not dress them up like saints?

     

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