Should Halloween Be Banned...Forever?!

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Should Halloween Be Banned...Forever?!

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In the news "School Cancel Halloween" it happens more every year. Halloween gets re-named "Black and Orange Spirit Day". People say Halloween in not "inclusive" enough. Notes are sent home with a list of culturally unacceptable costumes or a request to not wear a costume at all. When exactly did a day when kids got dressed up as a witch, cowboy or superhero and go out Trick r' Treating become so offensive?

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The kids seem to enjoy it, so I see no reason to ban it. Guess I would get in trouble if I rubbed charcoal on my face like we did when I was a kid??? I see no offense in any costume as that's just what it is....a costume!

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Rooster Rooster

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I'm not for banning anything....

They ban everything else in schools, so it just sounds like the norm.
All the same...kids just want candy..

The candy you bought to hand out... throw it in a bag or a pumpkin and give it to your kid.

Pretty sure they're not going to complain...just because they're not dressed up like the Hulk or Wonder Woman, while gobbling it down..

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DandyDon DandyDon

In response to “I'm not for banning anything.... They ban...

Hi DandyDon ~)

My experience, particularly with little kids, is that picking out a costume and getting to wear it is a huge event for them. My smaller grandchildren start talking about what they want to dress up as for Halloween in September. But undoubtedly all that candy is met with almost as much excitement.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “Hi DandyDon ~) My experience, particularly...

Hi darjack (smile)

They get fun out of it, that's for sure..

Hopefully it isn't taken away by the people that think...everything should be their way or not exist..

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DandyDon DandyDon

The kids seem to enjoy it, so I see no reason to ban it. Guess I would get in trouble if I rubbed charcoal on my face like we did when I was a kid??? I see no offense in any costume as that's just what it is....a costume!

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Rooster Rooster

In response to “The kids seem to enjoy it, so I see no reason...

You can rub that charcoal on your face, I will dress up as Hitler and Zonk will wear a KKK outfit. If people are so offended at least let's give them a proper reason to be, they're ruining it for everyone anyways.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “You can rub that charcoal on your face, I...

That would definitely give them something to talk about.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “The kids seem to enjoy it, so I see no reason...

Yes Rooster, rubbing charcoal on your face would not be met with much appreciation in some circles. I miss the good old days when having fun didn't include a checklist of who you might offend. I agree, it's just a costume. ~)

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Dar Dar OP

Mandatory participation

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VicZinc VicZinc

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Now there's a way out there thought...I like it.

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Dar Dar OP

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Oh they won't go for that either, nothing makes some people happy. Everyone can be a ghost or not because that will remind some of something.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

When I was a kid, back in the Pleistocene Age, we didn't celebrate Halloween in school. We went around to the different neighbors after dinner. At some point, it was deemed unsafe for them to be out after dark, so they moved the celebration to schools. Now, the holiday has become offensive. Well, if you're offended by it, don't participate.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “When I was a kid, back in the Pleistocene...

Pleistocene Age...did you have a pet mammoth?!

Seems these days the demands of a few control the masses.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “Pleistocene Age...did you have a pet...

As a matter of fact, I did. His name was Hairy. :)

You're right. People take themselves entirely too seriously these days.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “When I was a kid, back in the Pleistocene...

We always trick or treated around the neighborhood when I was a kid, which was way way back in the late 90s-00s so...

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DWF DWF

In response to “We always trick or treated around the...

I guess is still goes on in suburban areas, but not as much in apartment buildings these days. You never know who your kid is going to run into in a building.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “I guess is still goes on in suburban areas...

I mean, you can always send out a parent or older sibling to chaperone

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DWF DWF

In response to “I mean, you can always send out a parent or...

Yes, and when I first moved into this apartment 40+ years ago, the kids and parents would come around and ring our bell. There have been no kids coming around for the past five years. I don't even buy candy anymore.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “Yes, and when I first moved into this...

I keep a container of quarters in the kitchen for various things, so if that rare child or two came to the door, that's what I'd put in their bag. :)

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “I keep a container of quarters in the kitchen...

I did that with pennies one year. For me it is just better to ignore the whole thing . If I buy candy I eat some and I really don't want the extra fat on me.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Really makes you miss those times when people weren't such whiny little bitches and when they saw something they don't personally like they would simply ignore it instead of being a **** and ruining it for everyone.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “Really makes you miss those times when people...

I couldn't agree more. Everything is offensive nowadays, I'm so tire of it.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “I couldn't agree more. Everything is...

It gets very tiresome.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “Really makes you miss those times when people...

All those who protest are welcome to stay home in their safe place, turn off the lights and not answer their door.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “All those who protest are welcome to stay...

But instead they'd rather complain and tell you what a horrible person you are for condoning Halloween, no matter what aspect of it is offensive.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “But instead they'd rather complain and tell...

I find their offense offensive. But I know no one gives a hoot about that.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “All those who protest are welcome to stay...

That is what I do. I don't have any kids nobody I know has kids so no I don't need to feed strangers or their kids. (gst)

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

You can't possibly take these people serious, go ahead and protest and say Halloween costumes or even Halloween is offensive, clearly these people have issues.

Can't even live and let live anymore.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

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I'm sure even that expression is offensive to someone.

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Dar Dar OP

Great post.

What is sad is the people that are screaming ban Halloween are typically the same ones that participated in it as a child (ono)

I honestly don't think it should be banned and if a parent doesn't want their child to participate then it should be optional but it should be ruined for the children that do.

🦋

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “Great post. What is sad is the people that...

Exactly Lil_Princess! Well said! ~)

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Dar Dar OP

Halloween is a lot of fun for kids. Even though I think it is a silly and pointless occasion I can't think of a single good reason for it to be banned.

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Tiffanee

In response to “Halloween is a lot of fun for kids. Even...

It's not silly and pointless when your a little kid. ~)

But I agree with your overall comment Tiffanee.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “It's not silly and pointless when your a...

Yes that is what I mean. It might look silly to us but for kids it is a lot of fun.

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Tiffanee

In response to “Yes that is what I mean. It might look silly...

For a lot of holidays now, it's my grandchildren who make the it worthwhile. Their excitement and enthusiasm is infectious. ~) Otherwise it would just another day.

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Dar Dar OP

I agree kids love it my concern is all the perverts and child predators out there they are just waiting for their next victim candy perverts and young children are not a good combination child predators dream these people are sick

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Metal_god14 Metal_god14

In response to “I agree kids love it my concern is all the...

An unfortunate truth in your comment.

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “I agree kids love it my concern is all the...

Give them kids a knife and teach them to use it for self defense against those pedos lol

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Crimson Crimson

In response to “Give them kids a knife and teach them to use...

I understand your thinking but is arming children and teaching them to hurt people even pedos a good message to be sending they should be taught steps to take to be safe or just have parent or both along no kids should be out alone but that's my thought on it

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Metal_god14 Metal_god14

In response to “I understand your thinking but is arming...

Well in some situations they'll have no choice but to hurt them, could teach them to only use it if it's absolutely necessary but of course that wouldn't 100% guarantee they use it properly. Better than letting the pedo do something though

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Crimson Crimson

Yes sadly there is

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Metal_god14 Metal_god14

Reasons to ban:
1) its religious roots
2) perverts like it (little kids in skimpy clothes)
3) it's about 'Satan'
4) it encourages greed
5) it encourages begging
6) it encourages eating of unhealthy foods
7) it is a gateway holiday that leads to celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Reason not to ban:
1) STFU - its harmless fun

I'm convinced - don't ban it.

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “**Reasons to ban:** 1) its religious roots 2)...

But young women wearing skimpy costumes is one of the best parts

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “But young women wearing skimpy costumes is...

Yes, there is always that. (hello)

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “**Reasons to ban:** 1) its religious roots 2)...

Great comment Vinzinc! I'm convinced. ~)

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Dar Dar OP

Even without candy Halloween is great cause it's an oppurtunity to try out some costumes. Whether it be cool, scary, silly, or cute.

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Crimson Crimson

In response to “Even without candy Halloween is great cause...

Indeed...kids aren't the only ones who look forward to that.

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Dar Dar OP

If I saw charcoal pon a face I would think of football or soldiers, not any race. jeesh Colors need to stop thinking everything is against them. If someone paints their face white I think of mimes or vampires. Peole need to get over it, much as everyone else has except the darker skinned people who feel everything is a slam against them. NOT SO grow up and move on!!

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Now...how would retailers make money if we cancelled Hallowe'en?

Hallowe'en is no big thrill unless you are going to a dress-up party.

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

In response to “Now...how would retailers make money if we...

The adult Halloween party is always fun. Let loose your wild side.

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Dar Dar OP

Halloween is fun. Fun is a good thing that should continue. Ergo...

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DWF DWF

It's a fun holiday where you get candy and dress up. We need to draw the line when it comes to people who are perpetually offended. They're never happy no matter how much we try to appease them anyway.

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Thedudeyouhatetomeet Thedudeyouhatetomeet

I want to have a Halloween party where only offensive costumes are allowed.

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StickCaveman StickCaveman

Now that sounds like a blast. ~)

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Dar Dar OP

No, it should not be banned. Although I don't like Halloween, I'll continue to pass out candy to the kids, they all love it....I won't spoil their fun.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “No, it should not be banned. Although I...

It's all about the kids. ~)

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Dar Dar OP

In response to “It's all about the kids. ~)

Exactly.

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