Friday, October 30, 2009

How Halloween Mocks Humanitys Fear

Happy Halloween!

From Denny: The original Halloween first was a custom back during Medieval times. The poor went from door to door begging all souls cakes on All Souls Day. Over time it evolved into children begging candy on the threat of trick or treat.

A lot of Christians feel threatened by the holiday. As a Christian it doesn't intimidate me at all. In my estimation it's a good idea to remind us of what evil really is: a perversion of goodness. When evil is mocked it goes a long way to reducing it to where it belongs in humanity's psyche. Fear is something to be faced, challenged and defeated.

Besides, it's festivals and holidays like this that give people permission to act silly, contemplate their fears and then costume up for a night. When they go back to their normal every day lives, they feel refreshed and thankful for what they do have after all.

Funny Quote

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. - Jean Baudrillard
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