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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I am just saying it used to be such a fun time as a kid...
- We didn't have to work
- We didn't have to pay bills
- Someone washed our clothes
- Someone cooked our food
- The holidays were actually fun for us
- We didn't have a mother in law
- We could commit crimes and not be sentenced as adults
originally posted by: mblahnikluver
originally posted by: spiritualarchitect
Too much violence in our country has ruined a holiday about evil.
Halloween has NOTHING to do with evil!!!!! Absolutely nothing about Halloween is evil, NOTHING!
Halloween had its origins in the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland.
People set bonfires on hilltops for relighting their hearth fires for the winter and to frighten away evil spirits, and they sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts thought to be present. It was in those ways that beings such as witches, hobgoblins, fairies, and demons came to be associated with the day.
The period was also thought to be favourable for divination on matters such as marriage, health, and death. When the Romans conquered the Celts in the 1st century CE, they added their own festivals of Feralia, commemorating the passing of the dead, and of Pomona, the goddess of the harvest.
Others have effigies of great size interwoven with twigs, the limbs of which are filled up with living people which are set on fire from below, and the people are deprived of life surrounded by flames. It is judged that the punishment of those who participated in theft or brigandage or other crimes are more pleasing to the immortal gods; but when the supplies of this kind fail, they even go so low as to inflict punishment on the innocent (trans. Anne Lea, in Koch and Carey 1995. 22).
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: Nyiah
Regardless of the real meaning or how it started or when it started, our kids and kids today still don't get to experience the greatness of Halloween that we got to experience as kids. That's the main point.
but complaining about the generational shifting that happens for holidays naturally from one generation to the next is pretty stupid.
Edit: And I must point out that you make the holiday fun or not for yourself. If you're going to sulk in the corner over days of old not being today's routine, then sulk away, you're still not going to be any less unhappy unless you suck it up and make the effort to have fun yourself. Quit waiting for everyone else to make something enjoyable for you -- DIY here. It's not hard.
None the less, the "Halloween" we all know in the 20th and 21st centuries bears no resemblance to those days of old, and only the celebration remains...for now (until some butt-hurt liberal takes offense at that too and virtue shames the celebration into oblivion).
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