Halloween and Christmas

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  1. davidelkins

    davidelkins Interfaith Forums

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    What is the meaning of True Halloween and True Christmas? True Halloween is wearing a Grim Creaper costume and laughing and saying to your loved one, 'I am not afraid of death. Love is forever.' True Christmas is knowing that when your loved one is safe, to know that you can enjoy wearing the Santa Clause costume.

    By David Elkins,
     
  2. Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot Being Deviant IS My Art.

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    So if I am understanding you, they are secular and devoid of any past religious significance whatsoever? Or are you saying they are that way now?
     
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I'm not understanding if you are asking sometihing or telling something.

    But namaste and welcome to the interfaith board.

    You've got some explaining to do as for me...I can wear a Santa Suit for Christmas in most any conditions, while I'd love to know those I love are safe, it is not a prerequisite. As for Halloween, for me it is a time to have fun, its origins in the day of the dead, or other festivals I've yet to get into.
     
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    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Pardon me, but I think you forgot true Thanksgiving, where one is eternally grateful to have a loved one(s). :)
     
  5. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    Eternally grateful during the span of a weekend? Oh you atheists... :p
     
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    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    So you think I'm an atheist do you? How funny! :)
     
  7. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    You're the enemy now that you came to their defence in that other thread! There can be only one...side.

    *this is a sort of humour everyone.
     
  8. Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot Being Deviant IS My Art.

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    Now Tea you should know better. There are always two sides. The Light side and the Dark side. Haven't you ever seen Star Wars?!?!?
     
  9. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Really? Tell me about that.
     
  10. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    Halloween has a pretty much Celtic-Druidic origin. Very Strong in Mann, Wales and the West of Scotland. Pretty much limited to that core, Ireland and the U.S.A. (at least after the XIXth century influx of Scots-Irish.

    Thanksgiving has similar dark origins, a celebration of the death of the Pequod Nation (who welcomed the Pilgrims that first winter) in King Phillip’s War.

    Christmas, come on, now, the Religious tradition (at least in the U.S.A.) seems to have been lost in crass commercialism.
     
  11. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    It was only a matter of time before those the darksiders obliterated the lightsiders. (have to keep it in past tense in true star wars spirit)

    Humour? Well it's an advanced form of communication that the alien overlords can detect.
     
  12. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Yes, and sometimes it can be a way of avoiding something.
     
  13. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Actually, I think David was talking more about his experience with these holidays than commenting on what they are objectively.
     
  14. davidelkins

    davidelkins Interfaith Forums

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    Dear Mr. Paladin,

    My name is David. You are correct. I was commenting on my personal experiences. The next time I mention that thought to someone I will use language that is more overtly personal so that there is no confusion. Thank you for the polite manner and thank you for the chance-giving. I appreciate that.

    "If too many agree with me I know there might be a problem."
     
  15. Paladin

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    You're welcome. I really like it when people talk about their experience with life rather than just talking about things academically. We actually have a dearth of that sort of thing here, too much dogma too little humanity.
     
  16. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Welcome to the forum, David.
    (I am a professed atheist, unlike Paladin) :D
     

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