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Do you think Halloween is Demonic?

  1. tami23 profile image60
    tami23posted 7 years ago

    What is the history behind Halloween?

    1. nikki1 profile image61
      nikki1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No Halloween is not demonic, Halloween is fun, creative, festive. The best time of year to have fun. Getting decked out in a cool look'n costume.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not at all demonic, it was supposed to chase away evil spirits.

    3. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Halloween is about as demonic as the demons, witches, goblins and wizards in the Harry Potter series.
      I wrote a "hub" about the Harry Potter series. Ya might want to read it: http://hubpages.com/hub/qwark27

  2. TMMason profile image73
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    Yes.

    Burn all the followersa of halloween at on the cross.

    Hold on... crosses are for Christians.

    Stone em them... stone 'em... ahhh... hold on thats the Jews. ?... hurmm.... I give up let em have thier holiday.

    1. Rod Marsden profile image78
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Halloween started off pagan then the Christians pinched it. I suppose it really is a mixture of the two like most festivals. It began with the druids if that helps. No demon need apply. Unless it is some kid in a mask in which case give him or her a toffee apple like a good fellow.

  3. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I actually have a Hub that covers both the history of Halloween but also how I celebrate it (which is similar to how a lot of other people celebrate it).  No, I don't think it's demonic in the least.  smile

    The title is, "What does Halloween Really Stand For?  Why Do We Celebrate It?"  (The title is kind of odd because I wrote it in response to a HubPages question/request).

    1. Rod Marsden profile image78
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds good Lisa HW.

  4. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 7 years ago

    Actually it originates with the Celtic festival of Samhain, or the "Evening" of "All Hollows".

    1. Rod Marsden profile image78
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes Iuvpassion you are right.

  5. Anesidora profile image82
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    yes it's one of those tricks of satan. Totally demonic.

  6. brianzen profile image61
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    The satan thing is a christian thing, leave everyone else out of it!

  7. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Halloween is not an evil holiday! It's one of my personal favorites of the year, it's where creativity shines!

  8. Anesidora profile image82
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    Nah, it's evil. Totally. Ghosts and witches and vampires.. little satans with their red horns and pitchfork wands.. children idolizing the devil's servants, all very bad for society. I think it's why Obama was able to become president. Just another sign of societal degeneration...

    1. brianzen profile image61
      brianzenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Paint chips are bad for you, seriously!

      1. Anesidora profile image82
        Anesidoraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wink


        Sometimes there's just no point in being reasonable.

        1. brianzen profile image61
          brianzenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          A very christian sentiment, I am reasonable enough to know that fun is in mortal danger when idiotic superstitions are left unchecked. So run and get an angry mob, we don't share your opinions.... How unfair for you....

          1. Anesidora profile image82
            Anesidoraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Alright, okay, untwist your panties over there.

            I was joking. To me it seemed obvious.

      2. mythbuster profile image85
        mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ROFLMAO...

        I didn't think I would laugh this hard for so long but I read this 3 times out loud and it got funnier each time.

  9. brianzen profile image61
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    I like my "panties" twisted over stuff like that, I was set on fire by baptists at 14 for being a "witch"

    1. Anesidora profile image82
      Anesidoraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hah! Too funny. I gotta hear that story. Do tell...  Got a hub on it?

  10. Anesidora profile image82
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    If ya want me to be serious, I will.

    It's been awhile since I looked, and my head gets mixed up with all these ancient myths, but I believe Halloween was originally a day of appeasing the dead. People were -and still are- terrified of death and the dead.

    I'm an atheist. Halloween is okay by me.

  11. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    The main thing about Halloween is the little ones can dress up and have fun, get sweets and be out of the house after dark. All very exciting and fun things to do. smile

  12. brianzen profile image61
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    Southern Baptist youth group, Lake county Florida, My "friend" invites me to speak about my pagan beliefs, 5 older boys wait till I leave and douse me with some combustible that smelled like kerosene and threw a match at me. Fortunately my clothing was only singed a little, and I spent the following three weeks going to their houses one at a time beating the crap out of them.

    1. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Were they put in jail or anything?

      1. brianzen profile image61
        brianzenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nope. The oldest kids dad was a friggin cop.

        1. Valerie F profile image60
          Valerie Fposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Did you even report it? I wouldn't want the sort of people who would torch others over religious differences out to do it again.

          Anyway, Samhain was always a day to commemorate and honor the dead. Christians also had a tradition of commemorating and honoring those who'd gone before on certain days, and since doing so all in one or two days isn't specifically forbidden, there's nothing demonic about Halloween.

    2. Anesidora profile image82
      Anesidoraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow. Religious people are so scary..

  13. Anesidora profile image82
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    Is that what they call religious persecution, a hate crime, or witnessing the love of jesus?

  14. brianzen profile image61
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    Doesn't much matter it was so long ago. But I personally get mad when people of "faith" get to uppity. (I guess its like a quirk)

    1. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess that makes sense, I mean if someone tried setting me on fire over something, I'd probably get a bit uppity over that something too.

    2. Anesidora profile image82
      Anesidoraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Or a survival instinct. I'm out, it's late, been real.

  15. brianzen profile image61
    brianzenposted 7 years ago

    Yeah sorry for the "ferver" I guess I'm way outta line. Seriously.

  16. Anesidora profile image82
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    Naw I shouldn't have been screwing around in a religious topic. Don't have the time to get into them anymore, so now i just post sarcastic comments. Yer fine, yer fine, I'm just a witch is all.

  17. nikki1 profile image61
    nikki1posted 7 years ago

    The fictional pumpkin character has a particular name, I just forget, right now. That represents Halloween.

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jack was a blacksmith and a drunkard. He was a very stingy man, and earned the name "Stingy Jack". By tricking the devil, he was able to keep his soul from Hell, but since he was too wicked for Heaven, he was condemned to walk the earth forever.

      The devil gave him one of the burning coals of Hell and he placed it into a carved out turnip and used it as a lantern for his travels. Many believe that his ghost can still be seen carrying this light in marshes late at night.

      The Irish dubbed Jack "Jack Of The Lantern" which was shortened to "Jack O'Lantern". 

      Teri

      1. nikki1 profile image61
        nikki1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No I don't think that was it. The fictional character had a pumpkin face and looked human sort of. It was a cartoon I believe. I gotta say it was appealing to watch for a cartoon. I forget the title of the show. He had a catchy name though. Ha, so catchy I forgot. Talking about Halloween in all.

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The nightmare before Christmas?

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago
  19. anniedee profile image81
    anniedeeposted 7 years ago

    I think it's open to interpretation, like many traditions nowadays. Some people interpret it as lighthearted fun and kids dressing up as princesses and superheroes. Others use it for "darker" festivities, such as religious rituals and gatherings. It's a pretty multifaceted day, and an interesting one at that.

    I like Halloween for the fun factor.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, I certainly don't take it seriously.

  20. nikki1 profile image61
    nikki1posted 7 years ago

    coolest time of the year smile

  21. MickS profile image77
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Samhain, pronounced Sowen, not Sam Hain, means summers end.
    It was the end of the Celtic year, there then followed 5 days that were out of the calendar when spirits of the ancestors walked the land, at the end of the 5 days, great bonfires were lit to welcome in the new year.  Bonfires on 5th Nov is a much older tradition than Guy Fawkes  On the first evening, what we call 31 October, the children would go to the village dignitaries for food, if none was forthcoming they pelted them with old cabbages and stale bread.
    The Christians took the celebration and called it Halloween, All Souls Eve.

  22. Derek D profile image60
    Derek Dposted 7 years ago

    No I don't think Halloween is demonic. It's harmless fun for kids. cool

  23. talfonso profile image89
    talfonsoposted 6 years ago

    I don't think that Halloween is evil/demonic - it's just a way of commemorating the dead. Also, as the name suggests, it's a prelude to All Saint's Day!

    Oh, and for those who think it's evil and if their kids want to dress up, I have made a Hub about 3 alternative activities that allow them to do so!

  24. Glimmer515 profile image84
    Glimmer515posted 6 years ago

    not at all< its a reason to dress up and get candy as a kid and to dress up and get drunk as an adult!

  25. chubatemjen profile image60
    chubatemjenposted 6 years ago

    Halloween the Festival of Light ,has nothing to do with demons ,wicket witches with fork , vampires. It was in fact due to Medieval superstitious and the church that refrained the common people from pagan practices  ..
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    Rookie70posted 6 years ago

    To answer the question, "Is Halloween evil?" Well, let's look at it this way. During ancient history, when the Romans played sports, it often times, involved life-or-death situations, for example, fighting lions, bears, and whatever other animal they had to fight, using a spear. This was inside of the arena. Today, it is not legal for any business establishment to organize that kind of game, putting people's lives in jeapardy. Regardless of whether or not it was the normal sport in ancient history within the Roman empire, Americans today play a lot of sports. Now, answer this question, is sports evil, in view of the fact that there are risks, i.e, heart attack, injury, and etc? Remember the football athlete who died on the field during training? Knowing that there are such risks, is sports evil? Answering this question should make the question about Halloween easy to answer.

  27. stephensaldana profile image61
    stephensaldanaposted 6 years ago

    I personally think, like most things in life, it is what you make of it. If you want it to be about demons and evil, it would be easy to take it there. However, if you want it to be about fun with your family, dressing up as favorite costumes, carving pumpkins, and dunking for apples (do that do that anymore?), then make it so. I believe there are people who see both sides. For me? I will be dressing up as I do every year to pass out candy to the kids. I don't find that evil but I guess some do. To each their own!

  28. zzron profile image61
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    It sounds like it is.                     http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Halloween

 
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