Talk:Halloween

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Urban legends[edit]

Anyone want to help fleshing out a "fundie urban legends" section? I'm particularly interested in covering how the idea of a death god named Samhain developed. Religious Tolerance has a pretty good overview to start from. Balaam (talk) 17:09, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Snopes or Wiki it first. I also have an awesome folklorist as a professor here, but I don't have any good contact information I can throw around, sorry. Osaka Sun (talk) 18:27, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Muslims Against Crusades[edit]

Well, this is an interesting twist on the same old hooey: Islamic fundies against Halloween!

In 21st century GB (Ghastly Britain) pagan pilgrims are about to embark on an annual celebration which stems from backwardness, ignorance and prehistoric thinking. The evil theme of this corrupt activity is based around darkness, devilish dares, death-camps, demons, destruction, dread and druids. How thick or peat can one stoop to? Lowering the intellect to blindly following something that has polytheistic origins, all in the name of fun, happiness and jokes. These realities should not surprise us at all considering most of the nation’s IQ (internal quibbling) is conned into idolising the likes of Batman, Spiderman and Superman, covertly done in the name of selling satanic superstitious slogans to the sleepy (masses).

31st October is the night of mischief, legalised by the highest symbol of this anglo-saxon authority HRM - Her Robbing Monopolising Queen Elizabeth of Englutland; her loyal heathenist’s will pay homage to the ghosts, witches and fairies who will be working overtime on this “infernal” night.

Hmm. Seems to have been written by a drunkard. Balaam (talk) 18:47, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Associated with the dead and Samhain (the festival, not the god)[edit]

I thought it was associated with the dead because Halloween traces much of its origins to Samhain, a holiday in which The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them.Wikipedia's W.svg I know that religions sometimes absorb each other (or at least did in the past), and that this went for holidays as well. Do you think it is likely its association with the dead started from 2 different holidays before they merged? -- Corpse in the bed (talk) 12:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

From what I have read, anthropologists have debated this, there is no solid answer.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 19:24, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
Nobody really knows a whole lot of what Samhain was or how it was kept. The one shared feature seems to have been the building of bonfires, a custom that in the British Isles tended to get fobbed off on Guy Fawkes' Day. But the association with the dead seems to have come in during the eighth or ninth century in Western Europe generally, with the fixing of the date of All Saints and All Souls Day in early November. This is quite independent of anything Celtic, was observed in one form another wherever Catholicism was practiced, and was part of the package that was exported to Mexico where it became the Day of the Dead. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 21:00, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Chick Tracks[edit]

There are the most vile thing to give a kid during Halloween, they claim to be Christian yet they are highly judgmental; last time I checked judging and lying were sins or did I miss something?--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 19:28, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Is it worth keeping the Jesus Ween section anymore?[edit]

Is it worth keeping the Jesus Ween section anymore? The Jesus Ween website is dead. The Jesus Ween Facebook page no longer exists. Everything on the web about Jesus Ween is from 2011. All events at which the name Jesus Ween were used happened seven years ago. It was a name that a Canadian pastor came up with in 2011. It didn't catch on and it isn't being used anymore. Spud (talk) 13:28, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Maybe just a line saying it happened, and then nothing happened? It's good to snigger at these stupid ideas falling on their faces. But yeah, a whole section is too much. 88.105.157.122 (talk) 13:36, 4 October 2018 (UTC) (Sophie)
There is now a paragraph about Jesus Ween in the main section instead of a separate section about it. Spud (talk) 14:30, 8 October 2018 (UTC)