Monday, October 31, 2011

The Not-So-Much War On Christmas



AlterNet.org has an article on The War on Halloween and the mixed-bag views of conservatives on the holiday.

My favorite quote is this...

Many on the religious right have long shunned the holiday as a force of evil. As a Christian website puts it, “Halloween is based upon modern Wiccan interpretations of pre-Christian paganism and involve occultic rites and practices that Christians should have no dealings with.”

WOW! You've just described Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas too!

Idiots!

Sorry, I've found a even more bestest quote:

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches..."

Puhleaze...as long as you continue bribing kids with candy (or at least the stupefying chemicals in turkey) the pagan-based holidays of Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas ain't going nowhere.

5 comments:

Closet Boy said...

Bullshit piled on bollocks piled on baloney! Hallowe'en is not pagan. It's the Eve (i.e. "e'en") of All Saints Day (or "All Hallows"). These people clearly don't know anything. Furthermore there's absolutely no evidence that the pre-Christian equivalent had anything to do with death. Quite the reverse! It was the old Celtic New Year, before the Saxons changed the New Year to Lady Day (25th of March). The war on Hallowe'en is actually just another manifestation of fundamentalist Protestant iconoclasm and puritanism. Boo to the lot of them!

Stan said...

The religious right always finds something to squawk about.

Writer said...

Well, Closet Boy, it's also Samhain which is the Celtic new year, so, yes, it is ALSO Pagan.

Writer said...

Stan, it's what they do knowadays. :)

Closet Boy said...

Except that Samhain has nothing to do with the dead! On the contrary, Samhain is the old Celtic New Year. The association with the dead is a purely Christian innovation. So apart from that they share the same date, it's very difficult to see what the two feasts have in common.