Alright, I have to start saying I do not want to offend anybody when it comes to religious beliefs, I respect any beliefs as long as anybody tries to shove it down my throat.
I have to start saying: HALLOWEEN is a commercial "holiday" or festivity if you want to call it that, it is now an excuse to be silly, wear a costume, play tricks and pig out on candy and NOTHING else!!
I could understand if somebody would feel offended if I say I would invoke spirits, adore the devil and do witchcraft on halloween but I accept you feeling offended but that won't give you the right to tell me I am doing wrong because there should be some comprehension and accpetance of other people's beliefs, right?? So this is a two way road, which means there may be some people who won't appreciate this post.
This is a vent since unfortunately I do have an ex (father of my child) who is a born again christian and definitely an extremist, yesterday this is the conversation we had:
Me: On the 27, our son has a halloween party but it is your weekend and since I do know you don't celebrate halloween, I am offering to pick him up and drop him off after the party.
Him: You know halloween is a sin, it is my weekend and I will talk to my son about the dangers of celebrating halloween, I know you do have a different point of view about this.
Me: So, you are going to talk to your son and try to convince him not to go?? By telling him it is a sin and he will burn in hell for it? Like you have done many times before?
Me: *pissed off at this point*(the reason? narrowmindedness irks me!) My point of view is not different, my point of view is normal, or do you seriously think that your son wearing a costume and eating candy is gonna condemn him to hell? could you use a bit of common sense? He is not going to be adoring the devil or doing witchcraft that day!! He will be dancing and wearing a costume and eating candy for God's sake!!
Him: Don't use the name of the Lord in vain
Me: *click* I just had to hang up or I was going to end up cussing his a$$ out.
So as you may see, my son wants to go to the party because a lot of his friend's are going to be there too plus he is excited because it is his first halloween party and his father had to ruin it with his extremist religious beliefs, I mean, whatever floats your boat but why ruin your kid's childhood? why scare him with eternal damnation when he is just a innocent sweet 8yr old??