Religious Candy

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Religious Candy
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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 7:05pm

If you've shopped for East candy during the past few years you might've noticed an influx of more Christian-themed candy. Now beside the chocolate bunnies there are chocolate crosses. That doesn't bother me that much, since even though Ostara is a Pagan holiday, Easter usually doesn't occur on or around the same day. And as a Druid, I don't celebrate Ostara anyway, so I'm fine with the Christians taking over Easter.

However, my absolute favorite holiday is coming up and Samhain is strictly a Pagan holiday (after all, the Christians have All Soul's Day after Samhain). As the secular holiday of Halloween, I know of Christians who do allow their children to go to parties and to go trick or treating. However, according to an article I found online today, Christians want to take over this holiday as well with religious-theme Halloween candy.

For me personally this is taking things too far. This is my most sacred holiday and I don't want others impinging on it. I just thank the Goddess that I don't have any children who might end up with "Jesus seeds" in their Halloween candy bags.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/so-heres-thing/2011/sep/14/religious-halloween-candy-treat-or-trick/

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 8:42pm

I have to admit, I find this slightly amusing.

Signature - Kim, mom to Oli and Keelan

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Registered: 09-26-2009
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 12:37pm

Jesus was a great person with wonderful ideas: feeding the hungry, healing the sick, helping the poor.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 11:42pm

"Gotta love the US where freedom of religion means as long as that means the Christian one."

Unfortunately, that's the ugly truth of it. :(

I will be buying the traditional candies to hand out, and decorating as usual. Later in the evening I will celebrate my loved dead and my spiritual New Year.


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 09-20-2007
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 11:29pm

I've talked about this with some online Pagan friends and they've said that their kids have actually received those biblical tracts with their Halloween candy, which to me is completely wrong. Yeah, freedom of religion and all that, but this is a Pagan holiday and we Pagans don't preach to Christian kids, so the Christians shouldn't be pushing their beliefs onto Pagan kids. I'm guessing that this religious candy will fly mostly in the South (lucky us!) and small towns. It mostly won't happen in the major cities. Gotta love the US where freedom of religion means as long as that means the Christian one.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 10:38pm
I have 2 little ones who will be trick or treating and I'm not worried about any Christian candy. It's only candy - that's not what the holiday is about anyway.

There aren't a lot of Christians on our street anyway - mostly "no religious beliefs" and then a few Muslims.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 4:57pm


Oh, good grief! :O What intolerant crap is this?!



Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 4:02pm

ThaT is the MOST Ridiculous thing I have ever heard or Seen!

I mean Halloween isnt even remotely Christian.I just think this is some crazy evangicals who are trying to find away to justify the fact that they cant get their kids to not want to partake in Halloween. (and what kid wouldnt?)

Errrrrrrrrrrr. I agree with you 100% Sisterhoney. This kind of thing drives me crazy!!!!!

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