Oh, yes; I agree. Dear me! I never realized that dressing up and pretending
to be scary or scared was sinful. But then, we Catholics are tobogganing our
handbaskets down that slippery slope to You-Know-Where, anyhow, right?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Daniel Nephilim" <revnephilim@...>
To: <A_Strange_World@yahoogroups.com>; <AGHE@yahoogroups.com>;
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 11:41 AM
Subject: [UFOnet] Oct. 31 has been reduced to Hallo-wean
> October 27, 2005
> Oct. 31 has been reduced to Hallo-wean
> By Gary Pettus
> Every year, when trick-or-treaters venture out on Oct.
> 31, my house turns into a kind of reverse Charlie
> In It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, at each and
> every house Charlie Brown petitions for a treat, he
> gets a rock. Linus, Lucy, even Pigpen, receive fruit,
> candy, cars, free golf lessons, a trip to Vegas, Super
> Bowl tickets, Chatelain dinnerware by Noritake, etc.
> Then Charlie Brown peers into his sack and says, "I
> got a rock."
> It doesn't help that his costume is a white sheet shot
> full of holes.
> Gary Pettus
> That's my house. Every Halloween, in the eyes of
> children, my house resembles a big, scary chunk of
> Swiss cheese dissolving in a fondue pot. There's never
> a knock on the door. Or a little tot's voice squeaking
> from the doorstep: "Trick or treat!"
> Not even a rock.
> To try and get into the holiday mood, I may pop in a
> video of Frankenstein or Dracula or, if I'm really
> brave, a Joan Rivers special.
> But it's not the same.
> If the law doesn't recognize the right of a grown man
> to dress up like a giant bunny rabbit and extort candy
> from his neighbors - and I'm guessing it doesn't - at
> least he should be able to stay home and give candy to
> their children. If for no other reason than to feel
> young; to savor, first, the sight of those shiny happy
> faces lighting up when you plop a big, red apple into
> their trick-or-treat bag, then, the sound of their
> grateful reply: "You broke my *&%$# cookie!"
> I miss that.
> What happened to Halloween?
> Here in the Bible Belt, many children, along with
> their parents, have been shamed off the streets by
> claims that Halloween honors demons. It's an
> interesting concept: The late cartoonist Charles
> Schulz, the creator of the Great Pumpkin and Charlie
> Brown, worshiped Satan. People who carve pumpkins are
> serving the cause of eternal damnation.
> In 1960 when I went door to door as Mickey Mouse, I
> was really a 5-year-old Beelzebub stoking the
> Everlasting Fire.
> Now that's scary
> One alternative to trick-or-treating now is these
> spectacles and dramas that condemn Halloween's
> emphasis on grotesque images and gore. They get across
> their message with grotesque images and gore. These
> anti-Halloween concepts are marketed.
> Surely, this is not just one more way to make a
> killing by exploiting fear. Americans spend an
> estimated $6.9 billion annually on Halloween, so,
> maybe, someone figured out a new way to grab a piece
> of Satan's very rich pie.
> But that's too cynical. True, the American tradition
> of Halloween probably can be traced to England's All
> Souls' Day; that's when families gave pastries to the
> poor in exchange for their vow to pray for the
> family's deceased kin.
> But let's ignore the pious undertones. Let's focus on
> the infidel origins of animal sacrifice and diabolical
> fires. While we're at it, let's consider the origins
> of Christmas. Does the pagan significance of the date
> Dec. 25 detract from the true meaning of Christmas for
> What about Thanksgiving? As much as I enjoy it, the
> holiday - originally an expression of gratitude for
> divine deliverance - is now mostly a worship service
> for gluttony and the Great Heathen God of the Spiral
> Pass. But go ahead: Try and pull that turkey leg out
> of Billy Bob's mouth. Knock on his door and tell him
> he doesn't love Jesus if he watches the Lions.
> You'll get your Hell House.
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