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    I think in the situation the OP posted about, it's reasonable for a person to say "we don't believe in it"; as others have pointed out the family may have been Christian or another religion which views Halloween as having origins related to Paganism or the Occult and so genuinely see it as something that you "believe" in or not.

    That said, clearly in a modern context it's become not so much about beliefs and more about having a bit of fun so I can understand why others might find it strange hearing someone say they don't "believe" in Halloween.

    I don't think the mother in question was incorrect in expressing her view in this way if she genuinely doesn't believe in celebrating Pagan festivals and sees Halloween as a Pagan celebration. To her it would seem like a logical statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummyBic View Post
    Before I read his thread I would have said that its and American tradition that I won't encourage with DS. Though after reading I can see that it's a bit of harmless fun strongly with a long history Have I admit I love good dress up event and lollies. I do resent the commercialisation of it all though, but I hate that with a lot of things.
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    Default Re: Not believing in Halloween?

    Geeze, im glad to see so many non Christians giving their opinion on why Christians don't celebrate Halloween *sarcasm*.. Speak for yourself please don't generalise.

    I as a Christian do not celebrate Halloween because of the way it's represented. I couldn't care less about occult or pagan stuff... To me it is making light of/encouraging acceptance of ghosts, spirits, monsters, demons.... All the things in the bible that it tells You NOT to follow.

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    Default Not believing in Halloween?

    I love Halloween !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    To me it is making light of/encouraging acceptance of ghosts, spirits, monsters, demons.... All the things in the bible that it tells You NOT to follow.
    I am not religious at all so I have no idea what the bible says, so PLEASE take this as a genuine question and now a snide comment.
    Does your comment mean that you dont like how Halloween encourages acceptance of ghosts and spirits and the bible says thats not on?
    Thats how I read it....if so, then whats with the 'Father, Son and Holy Spirit' about? Wouldnt that be accepting spirits?

    Again, a genuine question because I am confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Geeze, im glad to see so many non Christians giving their opinion on why Christians don't celebrate Halloween *sarcasm*.. Speak for yourself please don't generalise.

    I as a Christian do not celebrate Halloween because of the way it's represented. I couldn't care less about occult or pagan stuff... To me it is making light of/encouraging acceptance of ghosts, spirits, monsters, demons.... All the things in the bible that it tells You NOT to follow.
    Two people gave answers, and one made it very clear she is a Christian, so what's the problem. Geez, lighten up. It's a harmless question and people made it pretty clear they were not answering for ever Christian.

    I don't believe in monsters and ghosts, nor the Easter bunny, or Santa. Still makes it fun to pretend, just for one day of the year.

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    Default Not believing in Halloween?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Geeze, im glad to see so many non Christians giving their opinion on why Christians don't celebrate Halloween *sarcasm*.. Speak for yourself please don't generalise.

    I as a Christian do not celebrate Halloween because of the way it's represented. I couldn't care less about occult or pagan stuff... To me it is making light of/encouraging acceptance of ghosts, spirits, monsters, demons.... All the things in the bible that it tells You NOT to follow.
    It's ironic that you would find it irritating and make snide comments about non-Christians are giving their opinion on Christian beliefs...when many Christians freely give their equally as irritating opinions on things that effect non-Christians beliefs and lives...because that's fair...I wish I could say 'speak for yourself' when it came to things like personal autonomy or same sex rights...it's all cool to generalise and dictate on those topics..

    FWIW Halloween is not about accepting, following or making light of ghosts, demons or monsters..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I don't believe in monsters and ghosts, nor the Easter bunny, or Santa. Still makes it fun to pretend, just for one day of the year.
    Lol, this ^^

    It's this thing Elmo taught me, we call it 'making believe'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    I am not religious at all so I have no idea what the bible says, so PLEASE take this as a genuine question and now a snide comment.
    Does your comment mean that you dont like how Halloween encourages acceptance of ghosts and spirits and the bible says thats not on?
    Thats how I read it....if so, then whats with the 'Father, Son and Holy Spirit' about? Wouldnt that be accepting
    Again, a genuine question because I am confused.
    I hope I can answer this. I am a Christian and we don't believe in celebrating Halloween as it has its roots in the occult and also misrepresents ghosts, ghouls etc as just being fun etc. Christians believe that there are two forces , God and his angels and satan and his demonic angels. We are not to have anything to do with the latter which is why we would never have a seance etc....it's just not something I want to be involved with nor do I want ds to be involved in it. There's just much happier , nicer stuff around than ghosts , death etc etc. I probably haven't explained very well .

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    We celebrate anything and everything here ... but not Halloween.
    Skeletons, witches, ghosts - everything associated with this event is just so dark and dreary.
    I don't see anything wrong with what the mum said to her children. She snapped at her kids? Not nice, you're right. But just how many times had she patiently responded to her kids requests before she got a little narky?


 

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