Society & Culture


Society & Culture

Posted by: Ashash

28th Aug 2022 02:21pm

Halloween is soon approaching and it'll be spooky season! Do you celebrate Halloween even though it's traditionally big in the US? Why do you think it's not that big here in Australia when we celebrate days like Saint Patrick's Day etc ? Personally I love Halloween and feel it's slowly getting more popular in Aus

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  • 27th Oct 2022 07:13pm

Absolutely not. This is a deeply-rooted satanic ritual that "business-insider" did a good article on some time ago (google it). It's not big here because it doesn't belong here & deserves to be banned. Anywhere that Christians or any other religious folk see darkness, foul energy, blatantly obvious evil and opportunities for worse, they owe it to the rest of us to counter it with the opposite and be the Bearers of Light you were called to be. "Hallo-" (Holy) & "-een" (eve) combined mean "the day before All Saints Day" which used to celebrate the lives of departed Saints, which helped set an example of what we should be aiming for, good & virtuous deeds, goodwill towards our fellow man and thoughts of peace, love, harmony, heaven, etc. Like all local festivals, Samhein was combined with Christianity to make Christianity acceptable to the masses (just like Easter {bunnies, anyone?} or Christmas {Santa Klaus?}) and for no other reason. Do not try to convince me that Halloween is a Christian Festival. The two are diametric opposites, in plain sight! Every single activity inside of Halloween is a deep-rooted satanic ritual... none of which belong in Australia nor the Christian Churches. In the 1950's, we came very close to banning "trick or treat" as a form of extortion. Do not let this "season of sacrifice" go unheeded. Watch the news to find out just how many more deaths occur around this time than normal. Look at all the kids that 'go missing', ending up on Jeff's Island or with some other pedo ring. The whole thing disgusts me to no end. Ban the practices, celebrate All Saints Day on a grand scale and make that a public holiday as a compromise. See things for what they really are & expose them. Teach your children to finish their homework, play in the sunshine, eat healthy and sleep well at night at a minimum. If they have so much energy left over, there's chores to do.

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  • 26th Sep 2022 06:21pm

Although I like Halloween (especially doing something for kids who door knock), I think a lot of Australians feel that they are losing their own traditions when they constantly accommodate for US/British traditions too. Considering how many people can't even name an Australian tradition (despite living there), I guess the fear of Australia becoming a mini US/Britain isn't unreasonable.

  • 19th Sep 2022 04:32pm

I love Halloween!
I'm a Christian and I like to lean into the traditions that we've started to ignore over the last few centuries. All Hallows Eve is a chance to remember our deceased and celebrate the connection we have to them through God and Heaven.
I also think it's really interesting that it's deemed not to be a Christian festival - we have histories from the first Sunday after Pentecost as being All Saints services, and we know that popes in the 8th and 9th centuries started to define them with specific dates.
Over time, all of the different religions (old Roman, Christian and a few Celtic) blended different parts of their cultures together, and now we have Halloween!
You have to dig pretty deep to seperate the cultures though, so I think it's such a niche area that people find it easier just to dismiss it entirely, because it's so much effort to do anything else!

  • 18th Sep 2022 02:17am

I am Christian and I don’t celebrate Halloween. The day is set to the eve of the feast of All Hallows Day. And as jtmorri points out, it isn’t taught (at least I have no recollection of it in the catechism when I completed my confirmation). It’s easy to suggest that it’s a commercialisation of a religious event…but I don’t know enough about All Hallows’ Day, so the tradition as it is today may have evolved from one small aspect of the event over millennia. It would be fair to say that the sweets industry is quite happy for it.

Do I celebrate it, no. I’ve recently moved so I don’t know what this neighbourhood does. In my previous community, you put balloons out to indicate you were happy to participate, which I thought was a good strategy…taking away the stress of ignoring door knocks and disappointing the kids.

I don’t know why it’s not big in Australia, maybe because we as children, never observed it, so for us to start introducing it our children, parents would need to make a conscious decision for their children to observe it. It needs higher levels of participation for it to grow and gain momentum. Maybe it is growing, albeit slowly.

If I was a parent, and Halloween was a ‘thing’ here, I wouldn’t want my children to miss out on the experience, so I would definitely dress up and escort them as they did the rounds. :)

  • 17th Sep 2022 01:25am

Seem company

  • 14th Sep 2022 03:36pm

I do not like Halloween or celebrate it. To me sending kids out to beg for lollies is bad but it also allows for creeps to mingle with everyone else and maybe go un-notied til they do some damage :(

  • 16th Sep 2022 01:49pm
I do not like Halloween or celebrate it. To me sending kids out to beg for lollies is bad but it also allows for creeps to mingle with everyone else and maybe go un-notied til they do some damage :(

I agree Debbie. Parents have enough to buy for children and provide them with food, clothes and an education and shouldn't have to bother with some silly costume or non nutritious lollies.

  • 14th Sep 2022 02:36pm

I don't like Halloween as it means nothing to me. I am not a Christian and the message behind the day isn't even taught to the children which is hilarious. It is commercialism and I don't buy into it. I don't answer my door when children knock as I find it intrusive and not at all compliant with stranger danger teachings. Most of the time I am eating dinner with my family and they are bothersome. The children see it as an occasion to hoard free treats from people they don't know which in my view is a selfish outlook being promoted by the parents. If they wish to dress up then do it in your own house or go to an organised event in your city rather than imposing yourself on people who don't care or want to know about a silly dress up holiday. I hope it is never popular in Australia like the U.S.A.

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