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celebration of the modern context of Halloween

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Started: 10/31/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debate1234567890

Con

I feel that the modern context in which we celebrate Halloween is absolutely wrong. This is because we celebrate evil and not the goodness which is the old way. Why should we teach the children of the 21st century to be satanic and evil? Surely our society already promotes bad things through computer games and television? Enough is enough.
irockyoursockes

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I don't believe it celebrates Satanism, necessarily. Halloween is derived from the term, "All Hallows Eve," which occurred on Oct. 31. "All Saints Day" was the next Day, Nov. 1st; therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day. I don't have extensive knowledge on the origins of the holiday, but it originated from average people dressing up as frightening creatures (ghosts, goblins, any "scary" creature) in an attempt to frighten away the spirits of the undead, who were supposedly going to haunt and possess the living. These days, people are mostly unaware of its origins, and we use it as an excuse to do many things, including:

1. Get candy and satisfy your sweet tooth (for the kids of course)
2. Have fun
3. Dress up, or dress down (talking about a lot of girls of course)
4. Party
5. Oh and also, HAVE FUN

In the past, though no one in modern times can obviously confirm this, it seems Halloween didn't glorify evil in any way; people in the past just seemed to be really superstitious, and they believed that by going through these elaborate rituals, they would protect themselves from evil. These days, the meaning/purpose of Halloween, has changed: we primarily celebrate Halloween for the reasons listed above ^

Now for a Christian point of view, it says in Exodus 22:18, "You shall not let a witch live.", and in Deut. 18:10-12, witchcraft and having doing anything with the occult is condemned. But what does going door to door to get candy have to do with either? What does going to a Halloween party have to do with that?

So no, this holiday doesn't really teach us to be satanic and evil.
Debate Round No. 1
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Con

You are really missing the point here. The motion is the MODERN CONTEXT of Halloween. The festival I would really love to bring back is one full of peace and celebrating the dead traditionally when people would go to a neighbours house and give them a gift as a gesture of kindness and love to that family and their dead.
In response to your
HAVING FUN
argument; surely any normally socially functioning person can go to parties and talk to girls (or more) all year round! Why should we save it all for one day when we have to dress up weirdly which is devastatingly unattractive.
Why do we have to follow some cult Americanism which shows no respect to lost souls and portrays them badly.
irockyoursockes

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Debate Round No. 2
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Con

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irockyoursockes

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by yoshidino 2 years ago
yoshidino
Halloween is 100% evil and of satan all the way around!
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