Quoting glowinthedark:" Yes, all organized religion is lame."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Many of the Neo-Paganist beliefs all base their religion from the ancient pagan rituals and beliefs. ... [snip!] ... 'lame', when many of those are not the same as the original writings intended them to be. Are all of those branches lame too?"
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Most people (even Christians) call several denominations of Christianity lame.. and if they don't say it they are thinking it! "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Eh, I think people just need more respect for each other's religions. If it's your belief, it's not lame. The way someone may choose to CELEBRATE it may be lame, but the religion itself is not..."
Quoting Minion:" Why do some people refuse to celebrate Halloween? I've been told by a few that it's because Halloween ... [snip!] ... of saying a day is evil, when most people do not treat it as such. What do you think? Is Halloween evil? Do you celebrate?"some believe it is evil because of the origin of Halloween. a long time ago people once believed on that day evil spirits could get you.the costumes and the jack o laterns were meant to ward off those spirits. a lot of holidays have a
Quoting aubriesmom:" some believe it is evil because of the origin of Halloween. a long time ago people once believed on that ... [snip!] ... to ward off those spirits. a lot of holidays have a different origin then you think. obviously now people just think its fun "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Uhhh, not quite. Halloween is traditionally linked to Samhain, the first and most important of the ... [snip!] ... and invoke the Gods through sacrifice. That's where Halloween originated from originally... there were no jack o lanterns... "
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" The reason people believe it's evil is because of the sacrifices... My father HATES Halloween, when ... [snip!] ... evil stuff are out and about on Halloween. He really has gotten better about insulting other religions, I was nagging. "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Awww, but they didn't always sacrifice people, many and most times it was animals. I hate when people have misconceptions like that about the Pagan faiths... "
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" As do I! I am Christian and all but I studied Paganism and it's a beautiful religion. My sister practices ... [snip!] ... done over the years in the name of God! Extremists and fanatics ruin things for every religion ruins it for the normal ones!! "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Didn't Christianity have human and animal sacrifice as well? I'm sure I remember seeing that when I ... [snip!] ... I do Christians, and I couldn't be in a religion like that anymore. And a LOT of what Wicca says makes a lot of sense to me. "
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" What do you think Jesus did? He sacrificed his life for us... His human life. Other than that ... [snip!] ... demanded them to do so. But, that changed when Jesus came into the picture; he said that God no longer needed the sacrifices. "
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Ah, I thought God actually had someone sacrifice their children. I missed where he stopped it. ... [snip!] ... stopped it. But yeah. Lots of unnecessary hate over something few people actually understand, because they choose not to."
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" People are afraid of things they don't understand or things that are different, and they just don't ... [snip!] ... was a teenager with the occult and some "crazies" or extremists. I've heard things of it but my dad would never talk about it."
Quoting ☾BizzyBee♉:" Exactly. People hate what they can't/don't understand, and it's so sad. It's the same thing with homosexuality... ... [snip!] ... dad had a bad experience, you get crazies with every group I'm afraid. Pagans AND Christians are no exceptions to the rule. "