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Halloween outfits 'create fear'

Posted on Tuesday, 19 September, 2006 | Comment icon 61 comments


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"Retailers who sell traditional Halloween merchandise, such as scary masks, are creating a "climate of fear", the Bishop of Bolton has said."

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Comment icon #52 Posted by Lady Warrior Ravynwynn on 28 September, 2006, 7:37
YES!!!! thank you someone who's not blaming us as a whole! people saying these things about holidays being evil and being an all around annoyence are radicals. I promise the majority of us are NOT that way. i mean hell, Halloween is my all time fave! You're not alone! I'm a Celtic-Christian, and I love having fun on Halloween! I love making cool, creepy costumes, and making fun memories! I am not a radical either! They drive me crazy, and are embarassing to real Christians everywhere! It's not about rules and regulations! Yes! Nice to meet you!
Comment icon #53 Posted by Xenojjin on 28 September, 2006, 8:44
I dont care what the bishop says if all he has is an opinion on what fear should be without a real reason.
Comment icon #54 Posted by blizno on 28 September, 2006, 20:51
You're not alone! I'm a Celtic-Christian, and I love having fun on Halloween! I love making cool, creepy costumes, and making fun memories! I am not a radical either! They drive me crazy, and are embarassing to real Christians everywhere! It's not about rules and regulations! Yes! Nice to meet you! Sane Christians everywhere, PLEASE start shouting down the handful of insane zealots. YOU are the people with the most to lose from their madness. Don't be silent because the maniac spitting venom is a Christian. Those few mad freaks are tearing USA apart. Stand up and be heard!
Comment icon #55 Posted by the Shadamaun on 28 September, 2006, 21:07
Costumes dont create fear; people create fear. Is anyone really afraid of a few pieces of plastic, some fabric, or some face paint? If you tell your kids that everything is gonna hurt them, then they will be hurt by everything! Halloween is the one holiday of the year where we dont have to pretend that religion has something (however far stretched the logic) to do with it. No one worships pirates or frankenstiens or jackolanterns any more than they worship santa or egg laying rabbits or little naked flying babies with projectiles. Its all about fun, dagnabit! I say we should dress up for every... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by Lady Warrior Ravynwynn on 30 September, 2006, 2:08
Sane Christians everywhere, PLEASE start shouting down the handful of insane zealots. YOU are the people with the most to lose from their madness. Don't be silent because the maniac spitting venom is a Christian. Those few mad freaks are tearing USA apart. Stand up and be heard! Oh, I am, I assure you! I just won't do it the way they do. Always a spirit of love... I try, anyway...
Comment icon #57 Posted by blizno on 1 October, 2006, 2:29
Oh, I am, I assure you! I just won't do it the way they do. Always a spirit of love... I try, anyway... Alas, the mad zealots aren't operating in the spirit of love. They're using the most highly-developed techniques of the highest-powered advertising firms in the world and are saying anything-ANYTHING as long as it achieves their goals. Watch Bush at any public announcement. He'll be standing in front of some sort of banner or battleship or few-syllable "patriotic" statement cast on an enormous screen behind him. The Republicans are The Party of Business and they've learned along with Busines... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by Pandora2173 on 2 October, 2006, 17:07
Man don't even get me started on this subject!! I love Halloween. It's my favorite holiday. Everyone has their own personal beliefs and their own personal way of celebrating. If you don't like it being scary then don't celebrate that way or at all. Thankfully, we still have freedom of religion and expression in this country. Celebrate what and how YOU want to, but don't try to inflict your beliefs onto everyone else. I don't want to dress as a bunny an attend a stupid "Fall Festival." I personally will be dressing up in the scariest thing I can find and I intend to hit EVERY homemade haunted h... [More]
Comment icon #59 Posted by DevaDevil on 3 October, 2006, 20:53
That's soo cool , im originally from the Netherlands as well , & moved to the USA . But I choose Netherlands as location as it's pretty cool I could choose it from a list. What part did you move too? Im in Florida right now Then you're quite some distance away I am currently working in a National Lab in Argonne, 20 mins from Chicago. Where Halloween will probably be a very cold and dark night (hopefully not wet for a change, the current thunderstorms every night are getting annying :angry2: ) As for comparing Netherlands to USA, there is no comparison
Comment icon #60 Posted by demonic presence on 3 October, 2006, 21:45
Retailers who sell traditional Halloween merchandise, such as scary masks, are creating a "climate of fear", the Bishop of Bolton has said. The Rt Rev David Gillett has written to supermarkets asking them to rethink the way they promote the pagan festival, celebrated on 31 October. He said they are focussing on the darker side of Halloween. Mr Gillett suggested shops stock hair braids, bright balloons and colourful costumes alongside traditional items. "I share the view of many Christians that large retailers are increasingly keen to commercialise Halloween celebrations in a way that pressuris... [More]
Comment icon #61 Posted by heinrich himmler on 9 April, 2007, 21:03
bright balloons? Please.... Why ruin it for the rest of us? I think the little kiddies should have a curfew, and then the older people can do as they please. That way, both sides win.


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