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Originally posted by LordBucket
If the crown and beard were removed, what would be left? A white robe? Removing the crown and the beard changes the costume from Jesus to "random guy wearing white."
I have to take issue with you Anon.It's true that Halloween was the Celtic New Year(Samhain)but here in the UK we were a pagan nation for centuries before Christianity came along.In fact it's a well known fact that Christianity hijacked a lot of pagan festivals ,turning Eoestrus into Easter etc and a lot of churches were built on pagan temples.The persecution of many women who were wise women and healers(aka witches or women with power)is a huge blot on Christianity.It's true Halloween is when the veil is at it's finest but I suppose it's how you view life after death.If you believe in the spirit world then Halloween is no biggie and remember Halloween has always been big in Ireland who are very psychic nation who accept the existence of ghosts as a natural part of life but who are also deeply religous.I'm not condeming your belief system I'm just saying that I think there is alot of misunderstnding about paganism in the US.But going back to the original post I think it's disrespectful really to dress your child as Jesus for Halloween.If I was a Christian I'd be upset too.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
you all have to understand something.....Halloween to most christians, who actually read they're bible, is sacreligious, in the bible were are explicitedly told to abstain from things dealing with witchcraft, ghosts, monsters, demons, etc. Halloween dates back to times when the celtics believed that on Halloween eve the boundary between the dead and the living dissolved, and the dead would cause problems. in Christianity, it is suppose to be against our religion to associate with these things. now most people today of course don't see anything wrong with kids dressing up and getting candy, but thats not the point, picture a Jewish child bringing home a ham for dinner, or a muslim child dressing up as Mohammed on a muslim sacreligious day, etc, Halloween to Christianity is not a good thing, if you are deep in your faith, (not a fundie, or extreme) by deep I mean, you have faith in God and Jesus, and your read your bible, and you go to church, and you try your best to do what God instructs us to do, then Halloween is not suppose to be for the christian faith. Which is why I don't understand the parent's confusion, if they believe in Jesus, then they should have known this. Yes Jesus was a great man, , a perfect man, and therefore dressing up as him on one of the most sacreligious holidays to a christian is cause for concern.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
Did you even read the article you posted?
Originally posted by theindependentjournal
Satan lives in that person who made this unconstitutional abhorrent decision.
Originally posted by anonamousantichrist
All joking aside, I agree with the school's decision. My kids have the choice to worship whatever god they want free from any influence. Even if that influence is just a "costume."