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June 2010

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look at this webpage I found. Im slightly offended.
http://wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm

At the end of the page, there is a paragraph that states this: " So, although some pagan groups, cults, and Satanists may have adopted Halloween as their favorite "holiday," the day itself did not grow out of evil practices. It grew out of the rituals of Celts celebrating a new year, and out of Medieval prayer rituals of Europeans. And today, even many churches have Halloween parties or pumpkin carving events for the kids. After all, the day itself is only as evil as one cares to make it. "

Is it just me, or do they not realize that Paganism is a celtic relgion? HELLO! lol. And Paganism is far from being a cult. And if we believed in Satan, then maybe we would be somewhere close to satanism. Man, sometimes people really have their information BACKWARDS!

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Can you say ignorant? I knew you could!
Ig--...Ig...Ignor...Ignorant!
I agree totaly. However, the word "Paganism" is not always in referance to a particular religion. Paganism is the worship of multiple gods. It IS a form of religion as you stated, but it also has a fundamental and general meanning as well (worship of more then one god). Kinda like the term "Christian", it encompasses many different forms of the religion (some would argue even the druids and some vikings held beliefs that where christian). If they would have just said "So, although some pagan groups and cults may have adopted Halloween as their favorite "holiday"..." I would be offended as well. :) *HUGS*


Just my 2 pennies... I could be wrong hehe
Not sure about the Celt thing, the person whom wrote the article may think they were early Christians. I know I see alot of Celtic Crosses. The Celtic Goddess Brighid was turned into a Catholic Saint. The Goddess into the Virgin Mary. Not too long ago I read that the Claddaugh is sometimes referred to as the Immaculate Heart of Mary. St. Patrick helped to convert Ireland to Christian. In fact, one legend has it that he chased all the snakes(representing Pagans) out of Ireland. That's one reason some Pagans refuse to acknowledge St. Patricks' Day. Oh, but we're on Halloween. Damn that time warp earlier. LOL! Thanks for sharing the article!