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Posted: 31 October 2011 05:20 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Happy Halloween to my fellow sceptics!!  I don’t know if I’m alone here, but I’ve always thought that Halloween fits well with freethinking, more so than any other American holiday.  Thank you Irish immigrants, for bringing it here.

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Posted: 31 October 2011 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Happy Halloween!

Ghosts and urban legends go well with freethinking?

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Posted: 31 October 2011 06:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Happy Halloween! The only Celtic holiday left that the Christianized Romans didn’t steal from our ancestors! (Samhain).

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Posted: 31 October 2011 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yes, I think of it as the prototype for a once-religious holiday soundly secularized. Now on to Christmas! grin

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Posted: 31 October 2011 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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domokato - 31 October 2011 05:45 PM

Happy Halloween!

Ghosts and urban legends go well with freethinking?

Sort of;  the spectacle, the horror, and other “freakishness” of the experience is fun to take part in, but as freethinkers we (hopefully) know it’s all fantasy.

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Posted: 31 October 2011 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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mckenzievmd - 31 October 2011 07:47 PM

Yes, I think of it as the prototype for a once-religious holiday soundly secularized. Now on to Christmas! grin

  Actually, I didn’t consider that at all, but it’s a good point.

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Posted: 01 November 2011 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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NYC Village Halloween Parade was a good one, thousands of people in costumes.  They even had people doing the dance from Micheal Jackson’s Thriller video, it looked very good because over one-hundred people were in the zombie costumes, and they all knew the choreography, and a truck played the Thriller song, it was a fun spectacular.  It was all seemed like the common people joining for a festival, rather than a big commercial advertising vehicle. smile 

Skeptical?  Ah, maybe not quite, but I didn’t see any Christian crosses, so that was good.  smile  The good thing about Halloween compared to the other holidays is that its a weird holiday, the other holidays would be far to normal without it.  smile  And what other event asks you to dress up however you want to, spooky preferred?

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Posted: 01 November 2011 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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mid atlantic - 31 October 2011 07:58 PM
mckenzievmd - 31 October 2011 07:47 PM

Yes, I think of it as the prototype for a once-religious holiday soundly secularized. Now on to Christmas! grin

  Actually, I didn’t consider that at all, but it’s a good point.

Indeed a good point!Halloween is something I can enjoy. I do not need to begin an inner debate with celebrating a religious holiday vs a hallmark one. This fits quite nicely!

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