Does anyone else dislike the halloween color theme thing here?|
yeah... doing it for the day of would have been fine. For the whole week is just lame.
It reminds me of the general trend of extending holidays for marketing purposes. I like my holidays for short periods. Halloween should be a day, Christmas 12 days, etc. stores doing longer themes for shoppers, okay, I wince, but okay. But any other place, the celebrations should be limited. And optional if possible.
Also, for me? Halloween is about being scary, not gory. So the dripping blood thing annoys the hell out of me.
I'm a Christian and I don't celebrate Christmas either. Don't do Hester... I mean "easter" either. Both are non-Christian holidays, and very fine ones too, but I don't think it appropriate for me do take part in them.
The 4th of July, tho - we usually have a big family barbecue and shoot off fireworks. Loads of fun!
hmm... well, I was raised agnostic with a fairly pagan version of Christmas, so I don't take that read on it at all, but that's me.
yeah, I mean, in most instances where you see or hear christmas mentioned, it's for commercial reasons, not reasons having to do with Christianity. And most of the symbols of christmas - the yule log, eggnog, rum toddy, rum pudding, santa claus, christmas trees - have nothing to do with Christianity at all. (viewing Saint Nick as a re-named Odin, anyway.)
My parents' friends, catholics, agnostics, athiests and all, get together for a Christmastime dinner each year and exchange small gifts and mostly appreciation of each other in a cheery atmosphere with good food, which is what Christmas is about for me. So no, it's not about non-christians not counting. Christians may have done a pretty good job of re-naming the yule, but they don't own the holiday, so far as I'm concerned.