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Halloween was created by the catholic church in order to appeal to pagans and convert them.
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Orly?


Yep.
Prove it!


Halloween came from All Hallow's Eve, a tradition formed in the 16th century.


I forgot to add that it is followed by All Saint's Day.
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Halloween was created by the catholic church in order to appeal to pagans and convert them.
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Orly?


Yep.
Prove it!


Halloween came from All Hallow's Eve, a tradition formed in the 16th century.
That proves what?
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Anyways, I don't really see the harm in Halloween. Just another stupid holiday that the market can take advantage of. It isn't dedicated to the devil or anything of the like. I can't understand how you claim it is "evil" and "satanic". And also, I am Christian.
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o0 actually it doesn't celebrate witchcraft at all... it was originally a celebration of the change of seasons and to remember the dead.


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Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.


At any rate, it's just like how Christianity took practices of the Celts and put them in their own religion to gain more followers, like Easter. It was originally a celebration of fertility (hence the eggs and rabbits). I'm sorry you think that that day celebrates witchcraft but you happen to be mistaken. You should look into doing some research before making such bold accusations.

Easter was created because of the Christian belief in Jesus' ressurection.
Just saying
But its true. Halloween does not celebrate Witch Craft unless you're a wiccan whose celebrating witch craft. Churches hold Halloween events so kids don't get harmful candy from kids.
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Anyways, I don't really see the harm in Halloween. Just another stupid holiday that the market can take advantage of. It isn't dedicated to the devil or anything of the like. I can't understand how you claim it is "evil" and "satanic". And also, I am Christian.
I still think it represents Witchcraft; and I too am a Christian. ( I think I already said that.)
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wow so u dont celebrate halloween .............................man u will miss all the fun its fun on halloween u can scare people and give out candy its soooooooooooooooooo fun i feel soooooooooooo bad for you becasue u cant celebrate halloween
Doing oujia boards is against my religion and it's part of Halloween, which celebrates Witchcraft.

The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
o ok i get u i had a wige borad how eva u spell it but my mom through it out because she heard voices at night how stupid is that
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wow so u dont celebrate halloween .............................man u will miss all the fun its fun on halloween u can scare people and give out candy its soooooooooooooooooo fun i feel soooooooooooo bad for you becasue u cant celebrate halloween
Doing oujia boards is against my religion and it's part of Halloween, which celebrates Witchcraft.

The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
o ok i get u i had a wige borad how eva u spell it but my mom through it out because she heard voices at night how stupid is that
Your mom must be a retard.
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wow so u dont celebrate halloween .............................man u will miss all the fun its fun on halloween u can scare people and give out candy its soooooooooooooooooo fun i feel soooooooooooo bad for you becasue u cant celebrate halloween
Doing oujia boards is against my religion and it's part of Halloween, which celebrates Witchcraft.

The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
What about this, then?

i never said i didn't believe ouija boards are freaky as hell i just said that they have nothing to do with halloween and this story doesnt even mention halloween so yeah u proved absolutely nothing
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wow so u dont celebrate halloween .............................man u will miss all the fun its fun on halloween u can scare people and give out candy its soooooooooooooooooo fun i feel soooooooooooo bad for you becasue u cant celebrate halloween
Doing oujia boards is against my religion and it's part of Halloween, which celebrates Witchcraft.

The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
What about this, then?

i never said i didn't believe ouija boards are freaky as hell i just said that they have nothing to do with halloween and this story doesnt even mention halloween so yeah u proved absolutely nothing
I proved that you are stupid.
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wow so u dont celebrate halloween .............................man u will miss all the fun its fun on halloween u can scare people and give out candy its soooooooooooooooooo fun i feel soooooooooooo bad for you becasue u cant celebrate halloween
Doing oujia boards is against my religion and it's part of Halloween, which celebrates Witchcraft.

The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
What about this, then?

i never said i didn't believe ouija boards are freaky as hell i just said that they have nothing to do with halloween and this story doesnt even mention halloween so yeah u proved absolutely nothing
I proved that you are stupid.

i dont see how but ok have fun being brainwashed in your little religious group
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The only thing taht oujia boards have to do with halloween is that people like to take them out during halloween to give themselves a scare it has nothing to do with the tradition or history of halloween oh and someone earlier said that halloween was created when beggars came to doors for food and that masks were because people didn't ant their faces seen when they played tricks. im not surre about the first part but the masks were originally to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking you were one of them
What about this, then?

i never said i didn't believe ouija boards are freaky as hell i just said that they have nothing to do with halloween and this story doesnt even mention halloween so yeah u proved absolutely nothing
I proved that you are stupid.

i dont see how but ok have fun being brainwashed in your little religious group
You are mislead, sir.
I'm Catholic-Christian. Halloween in no way was created to be evil, satanic, or represent witchcraft in any way, unless you are of the Wiccan religion and witchcraft rituals are a part of your Halloween. My church and my Christian friends' churches all hold Halloween. Plus, Halloween would not be held in public places like the zoo if it were about witchcraft. It wouldn't be allowed. Get your facts straight about your religion and Halloween before you post something (:

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I find it ironic that some Christians are against Halloween, considering that Christians created it in the first place to overshadow the pagan Samhain. Thus, it is the exact opposite of a celebration of witchcraft; it is an attempt to destroy it.
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Its against my religion to celebrate
Christmas and Easter
WUT NOW
It does not celebrate witch craft. It's all for fun.

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