If america is a christian geographical area as it claims. Why is it celetrating a paganist holiday.
Halloween is a pagan celebration. Yet, nothing is said about November the First.
Because hollywood dress ups and vacuous pop icons are sadly replacing meaningful spiritual celebrations and selfless saints. If it can't be marketed and mass produced with added junk food then materialism doesn't like it. Its part of the tastless new McCulture. Halloween and zombie marches are supposed to be fun, that is until you actually have contact with death and disease. Then and then only will all of us turn to the reality of spiritual matters.
Lastly, the stronger atheism's hold on pop McCulture the more trashy gangsta Hollywood porn dress ups etc we will see..
America is not a Christian country, no matter what anyone says. Though the Puritans who came to the New World were Christian, they settled here in the pursuit of religious freedom and that includes religious freedom for everyone.
Yes, Halloween is based on a pagan holiday. Majority of the holidays celebrated in Europe and the Americas have some basis in paganism. These traditions are brought over by immigrants from various cultures and belief systems and adapted to a new life and integrated into the common religion of the region.
November the 1st, or All Hallow's Day or better yet, All Saints Day was originally celebrated in May and was moved to the beginning of November to coincide with many of the pagan harvest festivals in an attempt to easily convert them. It's really that simple.
Very true! Christmas was moved to December 25th to coincide with the Winter Solstice/ the ancient pagan Roman midwinter festivals 'Saturnalia'/Dies Natalis Solis Invicti'. Pope Julius I declared the birth of Jesus to be celebrated on Dec. 25th.
America is not identified as being any particular religion. We have separation of church and state. Many folks identify themselves as being Christian. However it has no bearing on their secular choices.
Most people "cherry pick" which scriptures or verses they'll follow in their religious dogma. Everyone is a hypocrite about something.
Halloween, Valentine's, St. Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve and Cinco De Mayo are all holidays celebrated in the U.S. primarily for the FUN of it! Some religions are against celebrating birthdays!
No one is being "forced" to indulge in Halloween activities.
Even some churches these days host functions for their member's children to celebrate Halloween safely.
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