Here's a cute performance celebrating Halloween in an entirely non-theistic way. I thought you'd enjoy it. Have you any Halloween treats to share?
Ahhh, from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fun stuff, with thanks to Danny Elfman's music.
Oh yes - I love Halloween. My favorite holiday.
That was fun to watch Ruth, thanks!
yes can't wait
Stacey, my kids are now 19 and 21, but we've always done all the holidays. They were never taught any religious aspect. It's just fun stuff. Like in the Spring, a bunny brings you a basket full of candy and fun things. Same with Santa. Halloween is just fun to dress-up and go around collecting candy, decorating the house with "spooky" stuff. We just celebrate FUN!
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the decorations and its interesting marriage of ancient pagan and Victorian era lore. As a kid, one of my favorite October pastimes was making Halloween decorations and soaking up everything possible that was Halloween related, from books, TV, movies, magazines, etc. As an adult, even though I don't believe in ghosts, I can still get chills from a well-told scary ghost story. I have quite an array of vintage Halloween decorations that I cherish and display. Halloween really does bring out the kid in me, much more so than that other big holiday.
The amateur psychologist in me thinks that what makes Halloween such a popular holiday is that it forces many people to think about death. People don't like to talk about or deal with their own mortality, and this day gives them the opportunity to peer into the abyss and contemplate "the end," but in a controlled setting. For those persons with deep-seated fears of death, Halloween provides the opportunity to face that fear and, as a coping mechanism, laugh nervously.
That is really neat Carl! Also, I love the graphics you posted. Is that the right word? I only ever think of Halloween as costumes and candy. Maybe I'm shallow... ;)
You're not shallow, Mindy. Perhaps I'm a little too analytical? lol
Maybe we could meet in the middle Carl! lol :)
I especially like your cat in pumpkin graphic. Yes, I agree that Halloween helps us to face death, the easy way as it were.