Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

The Weekly World News. I miss it.

We had a 'Harvest Festival' here yesterday. It's the namby-pamby version of Halloween backed by some of the churches. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the eve of All Saints Day? I have to wonder how much of the opposition to Halloween is based on the presumed 'satanic' influence of kids dressed up as Batman or a pirate, and how much is simply anti-Catholic bias.

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Blogger lemmiwinks said...

Wow. While I'm vehemently opposed to celebrating Halloween down here (I consider it a long standing northern hemisphere tradition and attempts at popularizing it here are just pathetic, money grubbing commercialism), I find it both bewildering and infuriating that religious groups would oppose it.

Are they not the slightest bit embarrassed to admit they believe in magic? Considering everything else they gladly admit to believing in, I suppose not.

(Feel free not to post this Ed, I know how touchy some people are about religion, particularly in the USA and I don't want your comments section to degenerate into a flame war (not that I'll be drawn))

5:50 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

You're certainly free to speak your mind, Lemmiwinks, and I'll post your comments here. For that matter, I'll post reasonable, rational comments from anyone who disagrees with you, too.


Since I moderate all comments, anything that degenerates to name calling or personal attacks simply won't make the cut.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Steve A said...

It is AMAZING what one learns on the Internet. To wit: "anything that degenerates to name calling or personal attacks"

Who'd have thought it was so simple?

PS: You had more trick/treat kids than we did.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Ed W said...

Steve, I am the King of all I survey!

But...She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed says the only King She knows is a dog and dogs sleep outside. So while I'm the beneficent absolute ruler of my kingdom, the kingdom itself is kinda tiny. And I know better than to bark too loud.

9:52 PM  

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