Posted on by Stewart
Well, that’s how I feel about the coming Halloween “festivities” which was originally designed in the Middle Ages to scare away evil spirits before All Saint’s Day. It has changed significantly over the centuries.
Only in the US has it become such a massive ordeal. I think it is the worst day of the year. It is positively rude to have obnoxious children ringing your doorbell constantly asking for treats. What is the purpose of that? I don’t ring their doorbells asking for anything!
When I lived in New York, males who were in their 20s would come by as late as midnight going trick or treating. Absolutely absurd. Mostly, they were drunk and loud. It was just an excuse to do mischief. There was a time when many children were attacked on the streets at Halloween and also received poisoned candies and fruits. Why would a decent parent allow their minor children to go out on a cold night alone and ask strangers for sweets? Bizarre!
Plus, the costumes! Dressing up to look like dead people, astral entities, demons, ghouls etc…..why is that fun? Trying to look like someone or something that is evil and kills people makes no sense at all. Why would a parent help their child to do that?
A celebration of death and destruction and committing bad deeds should not be allowed. In my opinion, Halloween should be abolished. It has degenerated into something that it should not be. Hmmm…reminds me of politics and Hollywood!
At least here in St. Joseph, Trick or Treating is only allowed for 90 minutes in the early evening. So, I am relieved by that much consideration. However, I work a lot and do not feel like answering my doorbell all the time, even for that short period of time.
Some of you may think that I am being overly harsh about it. But, when you consider the ritualistic programming aspects of all of this, you can hopefully understand that this so-called holiday is bad news.