Ya know — I am so fed up with all this halloween bullshit going on. Sure, it’s on Sunday this year. Whoop-de-doo. I was reading CNN and there was a front-page article about how people are freaking out cuz Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. Here is the best quote in the article:
“You just don’t do it on Sunday,” said Sandra Hulsey of Greenville, Georgia. “That’s Christ’s day. You go to church on Sunday, you don’t go out and celebrate the devil. That’ll confuse a child.”
I’m sorry, it is hardly so black and white. And honestly, how often is Halloween visibly portraying the celebration of the devil? I mean, do you see people burning babies scream “Praise Lucifer!”!? No, I don’t think so. And I’m from the South (they may burn crosses, but never a baby).
Social presentation of holidays is really starting to piss me off. Everything is completely blown out of proportion and misconstrued. I mean Christmas … Halloween … Thanksgiving … It seems like the only holiday that still does what it is supposed to do is New Year’s — but that’s pretty hard to fuck up. Well, that and Valentine’s day. Leave it to America to get the two holidays right that involve booze and sex. Score one for America.
So, Ms. Sandra Hulsey, I think there are plenty of other things out there you should more concerned about that whether or not your child gets confused on Halloween. And, love, if your child does start to confuse Christ with celebrating Satan, you might want to look at the church you attend, cuz it doesn’t sound like their message is very clear.
Have a Happy Halloween!