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05-09-2017, 01:48 AM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2017 03:36 AM by Oaken.)
Haunted Humanism Halloween
Boo! Scared yah.


Ok, seriously now. My favorite holiday has been Halloween (favorite movie too thanks to John Carpenter) and I want this Halloween to be better than ever. However, if the Jesus people get to Christianize their holidays (can you say Harvest-Fest? Blech!) I would like to HUMANIZE Halloween by incorporating my Humanistic beliefs into it...but only for me. (I don't want to force my views down anyone's throat) To make matters more complicated (and hopefully more fun) I plan to try to celebrate Halloween the entire month of October. (Minus trick or treating everyday). So I am open to suggestions for THIRTY ONE days of how to celebrated a Haunted Humanism Halloween. Am I certain it can be done? Hell no. Do I think it will work? Maybe a little. But I like the idea of taking 31 Humanistic things I can do and trying to paint them in the orange and black colors of Halloween.

In short, I would like to do 31 Humanist things during the month of my favorite holiday. Any suggestions for filling those 31 days?

I will offer the first one. I could speak to the hospital about getting dressed up and giving kids things like Halloween markers or stickers. That's an idea.

Update: I came up with a second one! I could do something creative or visual to bring to light the Salem Witch Trials and those who were killed. Also, Uganda and Nigeria have serious problems with innocent little children being accused of being witches by Christian pastors. Those poor children endure rejection, abuse and even get murdered because their entire village turns on them. So, I could do something to bring that to light as well.

Update 2: And I could celebrate my Atheism by wearing a shirt that says, Sorry Linus, there is no Great Pumpkin. Wink

Thanks.

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05-09-2017, 11:27 AM
RE: Haunted Humanism Halloween
When Halloween comes, I turn off the lights and hide in the basement until all the children go away.
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05-09-2017, 05:34 PM
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I need that shirt, let me know if you actually find one.
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05-09-2017, 07:40 PM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2017 07:58 PM by Oaken.)
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(05-09-2017 05:34 PM)Jedi Rainbow Dash Wrote:  I need that shirt, let me know if you actually find one.

Zazzle let me create this idea.

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05-09-2017, 08:16 PM
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(05-09-2017 07:40 PM)Oaken Wrote:  
(05-09-2017 05:34 PM)Jedi Rainbow Dash Wrote:  I need that shirt, let me know if you actually find one.

Zazzle let me create this idea.

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So freaking cute!
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05-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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If I had some sort of platform like a blog or something I'd do something like print them and sell with proceeds going to foundation beyond belief. Very cool.
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05-09-2017, 08:26 PM
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THERE'S NO GREAT PUMPKIN?!?

THERE'S NO GREAT PUMPKIN?!?

I am so upset right now.

Where are we going and why am I in this hand basket?
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05-09-2017, 08:39 PM
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(05-09-2017 08:26 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  THERE'S NO GREAT PUMPKIN?!?

THERE'S NO GREAT PUMPKIN?!?

I am so upset right now.

The Great Pumpkin died for your sins...and can now be found at Costco.

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06-09-2017, 03:43 AM (This post was last modified: 06-09-2017 04:28 AM by OakTree500.)
RE: Haunted Humanism Halloween
Halloween, at least how I've come to know it in the UK, is such a strange event for me.

The one time of the year that having horror movies out on display and encouraging kids to dress up as scary things, whilst decorating your house with cobwebs/blood and stuff, seems weird to me. 15ish years ago, Halloween was seen as "An American Thing" over here, so very few of us did it. But it's been slowly coming on more and more, and now it's a full blown thing. Not that I don't like the idea of kids having fun, but the general concept/execution of it is just nuts.

Then again I also think this of the UK's "Bonfire Night", a night in which we celebrate the foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament, [by Guy Fawkes], by sticking an effigy of him on a (sometimes gigantic) bonfire, then setting it alight, watching it slowly burn. And later we have fireworks. Seems a bit random to me. Again I "get it", but in hindsight, it's a bit of backwards thing to do, some 412 years AFTER it happened.

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06-09-2017, 09:27 AM
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As an Aussie, I can only see the whole US Halloween "industry" as yet another corporatist-driven scam in order to suck more dollars outa peoples' pockets. And considering it celebrates the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, plus a Protestant religious holiday, it's somewhat bizarre that atheists observe it—or at least they do in America, which of course is described ultimately as a "Christian" country.

And just like Father's Day and Valentine's Day, which were unheard of in Australia when I was growing up, Halloween is just another insidious, over-commercialised US import that we don't need. Angry

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