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I Hate Halloween

It’s almost here: the night responsible citizens and property owners sit up all night, guns in one hand and phones in the other, preparing for that one night of “mischief” where the worst of the population is allowed to wreak havoc, destroy property, and worship satan. All while law enforcement and other mindless citizens chant, “Oh well, kids will be kids…”

I HATE HALLOWEEN. Hate it. I’ve hated it ever since I was 14 or so. What a crappy “holiday.” I can’t believe that people actually recognize this day, let alone “celebrate” it!

Don’t give me that crap that this is “all for the kids” and “it’s only about dressing up.”

NO WAY!

Let me ask you something, you who say this– if my town celebrated Hitler’s birthday, what would you say to that? Oh, we don’t bake a cake that says “Happy Birthday, Hitler” on it, no… but we dress up, pass out holiday cards, and have games and pass out goodies. We carve zucchinis with little arms in the raised “heil” position; some of us dress up with little black mustaches, too, ALLL in GOOOOD fun– knowing in the backs of our minds that it’s Hitler’s special day and it’s because of him that we set aside this day… but we celebrate guilt-free, and what we’re doing is OKAY, because ALL we’re doing is HAVING FUN and DRESSING UP! That’s what makes it OK, isn’t it?? Well, isn’t it?!?!

So now do you see how stupid that kind of reasoning is?

Halloween has disgusting pagan roots, and anyone whose brain hasn’t been washed by commercialism knows this. You can cover up the crappy celebration with decorations, treats, costumes, goodies, and apple-bobbings….. but we all know what it’s about. In the United States, Halloween was anathema to our godly forefathers… until the Celts brought the crap over in the late 1800s. Once the businessmen got ahold of the idea that they could sellsellsell all sorts of useless trash for this day and this day only, *BANG* it became a nationwide, celebrated “holiday!” There was no stopping it! And what’s absolutely gut-wrenching is that Christians actually take part in it, too! :wassat:

In other countries, holidays have spiritual significance underlying the physical celebration (for good or bad). America is unique in that the only thing that makes us tick is MONEY and SHOPPING. Thus, Halloween is a-OK. It’s *just* a dress-up day Let the shopping celebrations begin!

BAH.

HUMBUG.

I’m staying home, with my Mace. I’m also thinking of renting a rabid, nasty German Shepherd and setting him lose in my yard, to bite the prowlers who dare to paper my trees. I won’t get in trouble for it! No one ever gets in trouble on Halloween! After all, like the police department says every year, “these things will happen on a night like this.”

P.S. Does anyone happen to remember that October 31 is Reformation Day? Does anyone even know what that IS?! If not, well, WHY NOT, huh??? How come Reformation Day isn’t celebrated in public schools, but satanic Halloween is, huh???

BAH! :rage:

15 Responses to “I Hate Halloween”

  1. Blazing Minds Says:

    I’m with you on this one, I can’t stand Halloween, the incessant screaming of “Trick or Treat” from kids and their parents …. Ooo don’t get me started!

  2. Marcia Wilwerding Says:

    Amen and amen! I was just telling my daughter yesterday how much I HATE the Halloween junk in the stores. It’s all about death, darkness, and demons. Why would anyone want to concentrate on that?!?!

    Just be sure to leave your porch light off while you sit there “with your gun in one hand and your phone in the other” or you’ll have a whole pack of screamin’ meme’s holding you hostage for a sugar rush. ;)

  3. Jan from BetterSpines Says:

    People forget (or never knew) that it’s All Hallows Eve. Or Hallow E’en. Or All Souls. It used to be a religious observance. It certainly has nothing to do with pumpkins. Or have the powers that be confused a harvest festival in there somewhere?

  4. American Idiot Says:

    Interesting perspective. I thought you would like this quote from “Associated Content.com” It is as follows:

    “The word Halloween is shortened from All-hallow-even Because it is the evening before All Hallows’ Day also known as All Saints Day. It was a day of religious festivities. On Halloween night in today’s Ireland, adults and children dress up, light bonfires, enjoy fireworks, and knock on doors or ring doorbells to get their sweets.”

    Growing up in the 90′s I always thought “Devil’s Night” was the night before Halloween too. Also, you need some new police authorities if they really blow off toilet papering your house and such with such ease.

    I know that stuff does happen more around this time of year, (The day before Halloween here), but that’s still no excuse to ignore it!

  5. Beth Says:

    I agree. I have always hated Halloween. I hate going into the stores in October. Halloween in our family is spent in a darkened house watching a video and going to bed early.

    BTW, I was listening to Chuck Missler (khouse.org). He was relating an incident when Pat Matrisciana (a friend of our family from years past!) of Jeremiah Films used that very illustration of Halloween for the Christian being like celebrating Hitler’s birthday as a Holocaust survivor. I hadn’t heard that before, but that is exactly the way I feel.

    My 19 yo daughter, on the other hand, was wondering out loud the other day if she could start Reformation Day celebrations and have it catch on. In my mind, that could be a worthwhile endeavor.

  6. Beth Says:

    BTW, my understanding is that the occult aspects of October 31st predate the Christianized observances of All-Hallows Day on November 1st and All-Saints Day on November 2nd. It is true that Halloween is short for All-Hallows Eve, but the sources I’ve seen say that it was the religious observances were brought in in an attempt to keep the pagans happy as Christianity was spread.

  7. Penny Raine Says:

    GO GIRL!

  8. Joanne Says:

    to night is the night I stay in my room and watch TV, the dogs outside barking like mad and the lights turned off. I’m with you, sister!

  9. Angie Says:

    I agree!!! I was listening to a radio show yesterday and he asked why at Christmas ppl are to be sensitive to others views but at Halloween it’s not considered that someone wouldn’t agree. Instead they decorate their offices and dress in costumes at work! Makes very little sense…

  10. chilly Says:

    Hi There! If you guys don’t like Halloween, uhh……. ummm, tHeN cAn I hAvE yOuR cAnDy……. ;-)

    lol
    Hope all is going great with you guys!

  11. Crabby Blogging Lady Says:

    I’m gratified to see I’m not alone in my disgust for this day.

    Beth- and here I thought I was singularly brilliant with my allegory.

  12. DenzelWk Says:

    Dear Friends, HAPPY HALOWEEN!!!

  13. Dave DeWall Says:

    Hi Crabby,I’m with you on this one. Just retired to the Philippines this past July and thought I would escape the Halloween crap. Well, they had the Halloween stuff in all the big shopping malls here,and my twin nieces even had a Halloween party at their high school (but they have some “volunteer” teacher from America that gets paid, how does that work? so I figure that is the force behind the party.)

    No trick or treaters,though. People are just trying to feed their kids here let alone buy candy to pass out. Great post!

  14. Alex Says:

    I hope a similar post is put up for Christmas since Christmas has its roots in paganism. Since the 24th of December of every year is a pagan holiday celebrating the alignment of the Earth, Sun, and the center of the Galaxy. The date of Christ’s birth was fudged to coincide with this alignment and keep pagans happy.

    Keep your grumpy Halloween rhetoric, the rest of us will go have fun.

  15. Crabby Blogging Lady Says:

    Oh Alex, Great One come to Enlighten Us!

    Yes, I know about Christmas, too. DUH! But at least for Christmas, people are HAPPY and think about Christ and peace and love while celebrating Saturnalia! On Halloween, it out-and-out devil adoration.

    So you celebrate Halloween, pagan or no. Do you celebrate Christmas, too?