posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by openyourmind1262
You're not alone mate , Halloween or more precisely All Hallows' Eve is just another Pagan festival hijacked by corporate interests to sell us crap we
don't need and food we won't eat .
As with Christmas it is now far removed from its original meaning and just serves to fuel greed and gluttony .
When kids made their own costumes and people made popcorn balls as treats it was fun. But now - as with Christmas - the 1%er's have ruined it -
greedy corporations have turned Halloween into an expensive party time
Homemade costumes, or paper bag heads are considered tacky and commercialism has shamed parents into buying costumes only the rich would rent in the
Yes Halloween has been co-opted into a profit making holiday for the greedy corporations.
Christmas is even worse.
Christ's birthday is really in the spring, ask any religious scholar (not your church ordained pastor - but a real religious scholar at any seminary
or a 4 year seminary grad). Christmas (Dec 25) was picked to supplant the huge "gentile" "pagen" festival of winter solstice. So what everyone is
really celebrating is winter solstice and they think they are being religious.
True Christians should really re look at what Christmas has become, a profit making enterprise for the 1%er's, and how it came to be (had nothing to
do with the real date of Christ's birth). I think churches and Christians should demand an end to Christmas, asking it return to a winter holiday.
Then quietly celebrate Christ's birth (no gifts, just worship) shortly before Easter.
I am not a grinch, I just think those who are offended by Christmas have a point and Christians should join with them in eliminating the
and moving a quiet celebration to early spring. And take back the intended religious meaning of Christmas.
By the way - I love a good party and I love a good holiday.
I just think that the excess caused directly by commercialism and commercials and the resultant social pressure have turned these previously
wonderful holidays into an obesely crass and overindulgent extravaganza of socially pressured overspending and sickening debt inducing excess.
edit on 30-10-2013 by grandmakdw because: added last paragraph
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