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Old 27 October 2013, 15:23   #11
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It's not American, it's actually mostly a Celtic festival with a light veneer of Christianity smeared on it to take the rough look off it.
Really? What part of Halloween is Christian? My rabbi says I'm to stay away from the whole thing because it's occult. It's really is an Americanised load of bogusity, what with all those wretched kids coming round trick or treating and where I live it's been hijacked by the middle classes which is another reason to despise it.
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It's not American, it's actually mostly a Celtic festival with a light veneer of Christianity smeared on it to take the rough look off it.
And that's what it used to be when I was a kid, when - if anything - it was more scary. All the 'trick or treat', sweets, dressing-up and other paraphernalia has come eastwards and changed it. And it didn't last six weeks, overlapping with Easter / Christmas / Bonfire Night / New Year in the shops.

My children have already been invited to Pinata parties. Don't tell me that they are Celt festivals!

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It's maybe just possible to mention that the great festivals of the modern year, Christmas, Easter and Halloween were pinched from the Celts.

Those lads knew how to party
And you will be saying the the celts invented the bagpipes next for all the partying and dancing



Who invented bagpipes
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Really? What part of Halloween is Christian?
Other than the name?
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And you will be saying the the celts invented the bagpipes next for all the partying and dancing

Who invented bagpipes
Of course not! The English invented the Bagpipes and made the Scots play them to keep Queen Victoria "amused"

The Irish only play them to beat the Scots at their own game...

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It's not American, it's actually mostly a Celtic festival with a light veneer of Christianity smeared on it to take the rough look off it.
American concept isn't that far from the truth, more americanised and commercialised.
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Those lads knew how to party
I think we've all seen Wicker Man.

(That's another thing the Americans ruined!)
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It possibly wouldn't be so bad if the kids had some intelligence or presence to actually offer a trick if they don't get a handfull of treat. The last lot that I opened my door to were completely lost when I responded 'trick' to their enquiry.
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Other than the name?
Well, yes. I can't see anything about trick or treating, fireworks, obnoxious kids, jack-o-lanterns or Charlie Brown in the gospels. Most Christians believe Halloween is a non Christ-compliant pagan festival promoted and sustained by Mr Satan Potentate.
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Of course not! The English invented the Bagpipes and made the Scots play them to keep Queen Victoria "amused"

The Irish only play them to beat the Scots at their own game...


Zzzz.... its was a long one that willk
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