Halloween: I can't be the only one that hates it.

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:16 AM
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Morning All, Here we are at that time of year again, the unofficial start of the money spending season. Oct, Nov, Dec. Halloween, it should be banned. It is the dumbest money maker of a holiday there is. Tomorrow night all across America little kids will drive their parents to the point of distraction with Trick or Treating. So glad my kids are grown and no longer fall prey to the halloween money goblins. We dont give out candy, kids cant even get to my house, man I love that fact. We will get up Friday and read about some one somewhere being poisoned or slipped drugs or robbed, or a small child somewhere being hurt or killed because of a stupid holiday.

We'll have boat loads of adults ( as they call themselves) dressing up and getting trashed then getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. We'll have fights and broken relationships (cause Billy's looking at that Vampire girl) with of look of wanting to be bitten. Some will dress in very distastefull costumes, Somewhere theirs a guy that will dress as a tampon, and think he's the man!! All the pedophiles licking their lips as the prepare the candy bowl. Alas, the teenagers who should'nt be going trick or treating in the first place. If you stiif em, they'll damage your pumpkin, or your property. And last but not least " the kid with two bags" I'm trick or treating for my sick sister or brother...all the while he's just a selfish only child. Yea it'll be great, when it;s over. I know I aint the only one that hates this holiday.
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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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You are the only one.
My wife loves it.
My kids enjoy it.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:27 AM
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Halloween is actually my most favorite holiday of the year.

In fact, I think all the rest of the holidays should be modelled after it.

Turkeyween - Dress up as pilgrims or turkeys, or First Nations people, go knock on doors and get lots of sleep inducing food.
X-mas-ween - Dress up in X-mas costumes, go knock on people's doors, and get presents.
Birthdayween - Same as X-mas-ween, but birthday themed.

St. Patrick's-ween - wear green, go knock on doors and get beer.




posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:31 AM
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Actually, most of those reasons are why I enjoy it. It is one night a year that chaos can reign. I enjoy a funny costume. Plus, most of your other hang-ups are even WORSE around other holidays. 5 out of six times pedophilia is performed by a family member or close family friend (Thanksgiving, Christmas)...drunk driving-4th of July, New Year's Eve, Hell even Labor Day.

I am dressing up as a 1950's cartoon devil complete with union suit and pitchfork and having as much fun as I can...
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and though I respect yours, I do disagree.
Happy Halloween to everyone else who reads your thread.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Man...you are the Grinch of Halloween! I LOVE HALLOWEEN
Most of that stuff you rant about happens daily..and the whole kids being poisoned is just wrong..the chances are slim to none..sex offenders cannot give out candy and if caught face severe penalty..also the news puts out a star list of sex offenders homes so you know which houses to avoid.

Anyway..I feel sorry for you..you seem a little miserable



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Poisoned candy, candy with needles, etc. was all a myth perpetuated in the 80's by the likes of "investigative reporters" like Geraldo Rivera. Makes me want to play some heavy metal albums backwards and drink cat blood for my Dark Lord.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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Sorry, I love it as well. I love dressing up scary, and scaring the **** out of kids that look to be at least 10. Won't do it to the little ones. The only regret I have about living in the country now is that we don't get but maybe 2 kids, so I usually go to a friends in town.

I've always been a huge horror fan, so this is definitely my favorite holiday!
I guess I just don't see it as a big money grabbing holiday.
That's Christmas, and if it weren't for the youngin's in our family, I wouldn't participate in that holiday.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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I like Halloween.
I think it is because of the way that I deal with it.

-I do not decorate my house for it.
-I am not home at all on Trick or Treat night in my neighborhood (well, not during the sanctioned Trick or Treat hours)
-I take my kids out Trick or Treating in the neighborhood.
-I check out all the MILFs that are dressed 'distastefully' at the houses that we visit.
-I check out my kids candy 'loot' when we get home and take some of the good stuff for myself... part of the cost for them because I took them Trick or Treating.

ETA: I don't dress up!



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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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No, you are not alone. Most people who hate fun and happiness also hate Halloween. Also religious nut-jobs.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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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 .



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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I'm not a grinch, just dont understand Grown folks acting stupid and spreading that stupid around . As far as kids being poisoned is a myth, check that again. As far as pedophile getting ready for the night, not all pedophiles have been caught yet. As far as adults getting slammed and getting behind the wheel of a car, that's reality. Yea happens each day, but happens with a vengence on this particular night.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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I'm an atheist, and acting a fool is fun for you. To me fun isnt dressing in a damn cosplay outfit and roaming the open halloween parties.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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I knew I could'nt be the only one. So now there's two of us. Are you like me, hate fun & happiness as was posted earlier. I did'nt think so.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 08:56 AM
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openyourmind1262
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I'm not a grinch, just dont understand Grown folks acting stupid and spreading that stupid around . As far as kids being poisoned is a myth, check that again. As far as pedophile getting ready for the night, not all pedophiles have been caught yet. As far as adults getting slammed and getting behind the wheel of a car, that's reality. Yea happens each day, but happens with a vengence on this particular night.


The only cases, and they were isolated events of candy poisoning were traced back, once again, to family members, i.e. a step parent trying to use the media myth as cover for their actions...yeah...I check these things as I Love HALLOWEEN. The Catholic Church has more to do with pedophiles than Samhain. And I already stated three other holidays even worse for drunk driving...

Adults should set an example and act responsible around children, but that doesn't mean you have to be the Fun Police and ruin everyone else's good time. May the Great Pumpkin show you the Spirit of Halloween...



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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openyourmind1262
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I'm an atheist, and acting a fool is fun for you. To me fun isnt dressing in a damn cosplay outfit and roaming the open halloween parties.

"acting a fool"......
I think we just found your problem, Grandpa. Cozy up with a blanket and grumble about those darn fool kids.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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gortex
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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 past.

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 holiday 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.
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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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Sounds like an old person.
"Stay off my lawn damnit"
Live a little, who wants to spend their time hating something.
Granted it's not my favorite holiday, but it's not so bad.


I for one plan on dressing up and getting haaaaaaaamed.
Who's with me?



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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It is one of my favorite days of the year. My family and myself very much, enjoys the time we spend together on this day.
Happy Halloween.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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I can't stand Halloween either. Not one bit. For 363 days out of the year, parents drum into their kids heads NOT to take candy or gifts from strangers, yet on this night and on christmas(shudder) we toss a years' worth of instructions out the _ What kind of example is that to the kids? That there are exceptions to every rule? That, when it benefits you, you can just ignore the rule? That maybe there are other rules that can be broken? "Dad says not to smoke cigs....he'll forgive me this time. They said don't take candy from strangers, but told us to go ahead on halloween." Hypocrites, everyone of us, that ever took out kids to get candy.

yeah, I hate halloween, because while partaking in the festivities, i was being a hypocrite and a liar in front of my nephews and niece, and in their innocence, they pointed it out to me and i was shamed.

Then with modern churches with their 'harvest festivals'----more hypocrisy!! "Do not be conformed to the ways of the heathen' the bible says, yet these yahoos insist on bending, twisting their laity into the very forms that they are warned against. BAH!!! Piss on all of it.



posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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A tampon is funny and all...but one of the best improvised Halloween costumes i ever laid eyes on was a guy during college who cut a hole for his face in a large brown plastic lawn bag and taped yellow balloons to it. I asked what he was supposed to be...and with a hearty laugh said "A TURD with Corn in it!" Now, THAT is a man with confidence and a good sense of humor.





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