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Halloween isn't the same

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posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:12 AM
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Well, we had close to 500 kids again even though it raid a lot and was pretty crappy.

Thankfully no one asked me for gluten free candy or came dressed in a Mets uniform.




posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Halloween is the new Christmas for people that aren’t Christian. I predict Halloween will be bigger than Christmas in ten years.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

hahahah it rains every year on halloween in Scotland, well mostly , I can barely recall a halloween that wasn't pishin it doon fae the heavens



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: neutronflux

nah , Halloween doesnt have that full on deity # going on

there are no figures

like santa or Jesus

it doesnt have the same appeal , basically you can make more money from christmas as the celebration is normally associated with giving gifts to those who dont have anything .

but of course its all just about commercialism



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:54 AM
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originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: neutronflux

nah , Halloween doesnt have that full on deity # going on

there are no figures

like santa or Jesus

it doesnt have the same appeal , basically you can make more money from christmas as the celebration is normally associated with giving gifts to those who dont have anything .

but of course its all just about commercialism
No just the hordes of darkness and satanic rituals... I prefer to
Be in a different mode and keep a vigil of light.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Jesus Christ. Five HUNDRED kids?

Surprised you have enough space to store them all.

Whaddyou plan to do with all those sweetbreads?
edit on 11/1/2019 by DictionaryOfExcuses because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
Jesus Christ. Five HUNDRED kids?


Yeah, there's a Halloween parade in our neighborhood every year so we get kids from all over.

Whaddyou plan to do with all those sweetbreads?


My Lodge Brothers love me this time of year.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It used to be packed, I think I got 20 kids this year.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: JAGStorm

Halloween is the new Christmas for people that aren’t Christian. I predict Halloween will be bigger than Christmas in ten years.

I don't know why I think the opposite. Every year I see less kids and less people with their lights on and less people decorating.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: sapien82

Believe what you will. But as the world moves from faith to one of secularism, Halloween will continue to grow, and the spirit of Christmas will diminish.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

I blame the Democrats, they ruin everything. They are party poopers!!



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: SeaWorthy

there is nothing rotten about halloween or samhain as it is originally known

its a celebration of the end of the harvest and beginning of winter, it just so happens to coincide with the time when the veil thins between worlds and so the Celts would often ensure they weren't haunted by spirits disguising themselves as the dead.

If pagan celebrations are so rotten why did Christianity steal them for their own celebrations ?



True Christians never celebrated anything but Jesus death which was for our lives.




The Celtic peoples celebrated four fire festivals since fire was considered by them to be a physical symbol of everlasting divinity: (1) Samhain, the most important of the fire festivals, for it marked summer's end and the coming of the Celtic New Year, (2) Candlemas, (3) Beltainne, and (4) Lughnasadh. Both Samhain and the Beltainne represented mystical figures suspended in time, and both allowed the living access to the realms of the dead denominated Tir na n'Og. Since those departed ones who had traversed beyond the land of the living could provide information on both past or future events to those left living, the practice of divination and occult wanderings thus began and subsequently became associated with Samhain.

The 31st of October also became a time for paying homage to the Sun God Baal, who had given the ripened grain for safe storage. A week later, the Celts’ Indo-European cousins in India celebrate Diwali, which is their New Year’s festival that honors the safe return from the dark forest of the celestial couple Rama and Sita.

www.linguatics.com...
They are still worshiping these ancient "gods" and even likely burning sacrifices to them on these dates.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

You


They are still worshiping these ancient "gods" and even likely burning sacrifices to them on these dates.


I don’t think most people celebrating Halloween believe in ancient gods.

But I do see an increase interest in behavior as depicted in the Purge movies.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: SeaWorthy

You


They are still worshiping these ancient "gods" and even likely burning sacrifices to them on these dates.


I don’t think most people celebrating Halloween believe in ancient gods.

But I do see an increase interest in behavior as depicted in the Purge movies.


Well those who claim to follow Jesus have to believe that these creatures are real. Jesus quotes from the old texts constantly and they in turn tell us constantly that demons are worshiped calling themself god or gods in order to have us do things our creator hates.
By letting the blind lead we blindly follow false gods by imitating their worship practices on dates that do mean something to them. What are the so called holidays about? Greed wanting to much and very little does good.

We can't forget what they do and have us do in the hidden name of fun and recreation. We cannot serve the worlds ideas and God, why are the same symbols, colors names and dates the same as the old worship?

I would think this goes for many things besides money.
Matthew 6:24 ESV
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

1 Corinthians 10:20 ESV
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.

Mark 7:9 ESV
And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

Jeremiah 10:2-5 ESV
Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move.
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.”

Romans 12:1-2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Deuteronomy 12:30-31 ESV
Take care that you be not ensnared to follow them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods?—that I also may do the same.’

You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way, for every abominable thing that the Lord hates they have done for their gods, for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018

Major score today. Found a 3lb bag of Smarties for $1.22 as leftover Halloween candy sale at the store this morning. Couple of bags of Kit-Kat, Butterfinger, Crunch and something else for $2.78. So for four bucks, pretty set for awhile. No Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, naturally but not a bad haul.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: LSU2018

Major score today. Found a 3lb bag of Smarties for $1.22 as leftover Halloween candy sale at the store this morning. Couple of bags of Kit-Kat, Butterfinger, Crunch and something else for $2.78. So for four bucks, pretty set for awhile. No Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, naturally but not a bad haul.


Ah nice?

www.health.harvard.edu...


Diabetes has grown to become one of the most important public health concerns of our time. A review by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that the number of affected people has quadrupled in the last three decades.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a type of diabetes traditionally occurring in adults and associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, is now the ninth leading cause of death worldwide. It therefore comes as no surprise that this rapidly emerging epidemic is giving rise to a profusion of diabetes-related complications.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

You are supposed to eat it all at once or by yourself. And Smarties are 25 calories per roll. 13 pieces per roll so about 2 calories each. Far better than the mini candy bars which are all less than 100 calories each. So a 15-20 minute walk burns it all off.



posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Ahabstar



How much sugar?



posted on Nov, 2 2019 @ 01:40 AM
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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Nyiah


you don't see homemade stuff anymore since the razor candied/caramel apples myth came about

Myth? I'm guessing you've never seen a kids mouth bloodied by a razor blade shard embedded in one of those apples. It's not a pleasant sight. Nevertheless, it was blown out of proportion by the media even back then, but there were isolated cases.



FYI that was all an urban legend. From whenever on till the late 90s I think it was, there were stories but in reality there had never been found a razorblades piece of candy, poisoned candy, nothing. And when it finally first happened, the guy who poisoned the candy only poisoned his own children not the other kids. I don't know about since then but given how dead Halloween has gone since the late 90s, I can't imagine it suddenly had all these incidents.



posted on Nov, 2 2019 @ 01:52 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

My nation doesn't even celebrate it, but it hasn't stopped conglomerates from pushing costumes, lollies, chocolates, lights and decorations...I live fight across from a busy roundabout near the centre of town, not one trick or treater, no carved pumpkins, nothing. Just stupid malls trying to tap into American consumerism.

There is no spirit like holidays days gone, it's just buy buy bye.



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