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Progressives Try to Ruin Another Halloween

Progressives Try to Ruin Another Halloween

The end of fun.

As a member of Generation X, I was lucky enough to enjoy Halloween as a child in the 1970’s before progressives began trying to ruin it with politics.

What used to be a fun night of costumes and “trick or treat” with your friends has become the latest casualty of political correctness.

In case you haven’t heard, many costumes are no longer acceptable. There is some good news though, kids. You can dress up as a solar panel. The Daily Caller reports:

DOE Wants Kids To Dress Up As Solar Panels and Windmills For Halloween

The Department of Energy (DOE) is celebrating Halloween by carving DOE themed Jack-O-Lanterns and instructing kids to dress up in “energy themed” costumes.

The DOE official website includes instructions on how kids can dress up as a solar panel, a wind turbine, an “energy vampire,” a particle accelerator, or Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

“You won’t produce electricity, but at least you’ll generate conversations wherever you go,” claims the DOE’s website, before suggesting that kids strap inflatable ankle floats or an inner tube to their feet to dress up as an offshore wind turbine.

Political correctness regarding Halloween costumes on college campuses has gotten so bad that even the liberal New York Times has noticed:

Halloween Costume Correctness on Campus: Feel Free to Be You, but Not Me

Pocahontas, Caitlyn Jenner and Pancho Villa are no-nos. Also off-limits are geisha girls and samurai warriors — even, some say, if the wearer is Japanese. Among acceptable options, innocuous ones lead the pack: a Crayola crayon, a cup of Starbucks coffee or the striped-cap-wearing protagonist of the “Where’s Waldo?” books.

As colleges debate the lines between cultural sensitivity and free speech, they are issuing recommendations for Halloween costumes on campus, aimed at fending off even a hint of offense in students’ choice of attire.

Whatever you do, be sure not to carve a Jack-o-Lantern because they cause global warming.

Mediaite reports:

Department of Energy: Halloween Pumpkins Contribute to Global Warming

A Department on Energy blog post Tuesday warned consumers that the practice of buying pumpkins for Halloween could imperil the environment by contributing to global warming.

“With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year,” they write.

“At landfills, MSW decomposes and eventually turns into methane—a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO2),” the DoE continues.

Progressive global warming activists should like Halloween.

At the end of the day, they’re the ones who are waiting for The Great Pumpkin.

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Guns are bad!
Coal is bad!
Oil is bad!
NRA is bad!
Man made global warming deniers are bad!
To think critically is bad!

Just ask our government… they know who is BAD!

“Among acceptable options, innocuous ones lead the pack: a Crayola crayon, a cup of Starbucks coffee or the striped-cap-wearing protagonist of the “Where’s Waldo?” books.”

Indian Red or Flesh colored Crayola costumes are OK!

I was going as BO. but couldn’t find panties in my size.

As A Christian I do not endorse halloween trick or treating.

Yes, my young kids were influenced by their friends to do so. So, I made a point of doing a just few houses and turning away from the displays of gore.

Kids can dress up at home and at homeschooling plays. And kids can have fun without sugar overdose.

I don’t care about PC mopery. It doesn’t run my life.

    OK trolls. Why the thumbs down?

      I have no idea why thumbs down, you do what you want. However, as a Jew I celebrate both Jewish holidays and American holidays of which Halloween is one. We also read folk tales, and those get pretty gruesome. I think it’s important to teach kids about confronting live through their anxieties.

      I am the third thumbs down and normally I wouldn’t even bother to rate a post.

      First, let’s take your reply first. Do you really think that calling those who disagree with you “trolls” advances Christ in any way? If anything, you calling people “trolls” (in obvious ignorance of the word “troll”) without knowing the reasons for their “thumbs down” continues a path of sanctimonious righteousness that you display in your original post. That ill-placed righteousness is why I decided to comment.

      Secondly, you wrote, “(a)s a Christian I do not endorse Halloween or trick or treating.” One must wonder why you believe that the statement “as a Christian” adds any weight to your opinion here. Do you go on Yelp and spout “as a Christian, I didn’t like the sprinkles on my ice cream cones?” Do you rate products by saying “as a Christian, I thought Tide did a good job cleaning my clothes?”

      If you don’t like Halloween and trick or treating, that’s fine. There is no reason for you to try and bring your “religious” beliefs unless you want those beliefs and actions to be examined.

      Since you appear to want that very action, let’s start with looking at 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new!

      That means Ms. Johnson that even things that have non Godly roots can and should be used for Godly purposes. Christians are not tied to the past as you appear to think. Mature Christians know that. Mature Christians know that the same printing press that prints a Bible can also print porn. It is how Christians use various things that matter. As Christians, we can take part in, observe, meet, preach, teach and fellowship on Halloween just as we can on any other day. If you chose to not partake of that fellowship, that is on you. That is a choice you make.

      (And for the record, if taking part in Halloween festivities causes you to sin in some way, then you should not partake in them. Your walk is yours.)

      Third, it is interesting to note that you said you “went to a few houses.” You don’t say what you did after that so I am going to assume that you went home.

      That action fails for a number of reasons. First, if the gore, the ghosts, the vampires, etc bothered you, you could have used the exposure to teach your kids and others that those things are not real and there is no reason to be afraid of them. You could have walked around the neighborhood talking about the fact that “… our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12 You could have been a light in the darkness you believe is Halloween and instead decided to hide your flickering, dim, pharisaical light under a thick bush.

      Just as bad, instead of using the Halloween to spread the gospel, it appears you went home and decided that the world didn’t need Christ at that moment. Instead of “going into all the world and preaching the gospel,” you hid.

      Instead of telling people of the salvation of Christ on the cross, you decided to come here and chide others using your “Christianity” as a club.

      I have news for you Ms. Johnson: your holier than thou attitude flopped and it flopped big time.

      If you don’t want your kids to have sugar, that’s fine. If you want to bring Christ and Christianity into your condemnation of something, I suggest that you grow a little before doing so. You see, I once would have done the same thing you did here but a brother In Christ asked me to read, pray and research issues. Instead of trying to show the world how pious and Godly I was, I realized that ignorance is the bane of baby Christians.

      The good thing is that ignorance can be cured.

      Now you know why your post was given thumbs down by me. Whether the others did so for similar reasons, I have no idea. If it is the same or similar reasons, maybe it is time to rethink your position rather than dismissing others as “trolls.”

      Have a wonderful Halloween.

        All that, for someone’s innocuous opinion on Halloween. And a thumb’s down to boot.

        Before your sanctimonious blathering response I received two “thumbs down.” So, I asked the no-where-in-sight “trolls” to give me an answer as to why the “thumbs down.’ Did you see that or were you too inflamed with the Spirit of the Age?

        Let me guess. As a “Christian” you have also found a way to accommodate homosexual behavior into your religion of consensus opinion.

        I, as an adult Christian and parent, can choose not to practice the sentimentality of Halloween.

        If my four kids, who are now adults, really needed gore as a prescription to prepare them for “real life” then the actual Bible can be used to supply that “effect” and can be used in the proper context.

        Pardon me while I wipe off your hacked-up Bible verse slinging hubristic comment…

        There is still hope for humanity…

        “All that, for someone’s innocuous opinion on Halloween. And a thumb’s down to boot.”

          I am well aware that you received two thumbs down before I commented. If you had bothered to read what I wrote, you’d see that I address that and your mis-labeling of “trolls” as well.

          It is hysterical that you feel that a holiday which is not named in the scriptures is the same as a sin which is defined in the scriptures. Mud slinging is not your strong point.

          If you think the scriptures are “hacked up,” refute them. Go for it. I have no problem defending what I wrote. You, on the other hand, do seem to get lost in your own self righteousness.

          As I said, I really don’t care whether you partake of Halloween or not. What I do care is when you base your participation on false teachings and interpretations of the scriptures. That is what my post addressed and apparently, it struck a chord which was the point.

        Who am I chiding? Projected you?

        For the record, I read Edgar Allen Poe as a child in school. I was raised with the Bible, Old and New Testament. I attended Moody Bible Institute. I am a life-long student of the Bible and of New Testament Koine Greek. I am well aware of what the Scriptures say. Let’s go for it.

        And, I read Shakespeare as an adult. What more do I need? You, as Emo Charlie Brown?

        Whoa! You didn’t respond at all to the homosexuality acquiescence question! Huh?

      I don’t think a thumb down constitutes trolling. Somebody disagreed with you/didn’t like what you said. They don’t owe you an explanation. I think you should expect negative reaction, particularly on a thread where you opposed the writer.

        I opposed the writer? I offered my opinion as to the heart of the matter – Halloween. What Progressives and the PC crowd do is of little concern to me.

        And just like the many who posted their sentimental longings attached to their childhood’s Halloween I wrote that I did not consider Halloween worthy of my time or my kids time, thereby dismissing Progressives and the PC crowd altogether.

        When folks offer up a consensus opinion as they have here it is not in “opposition” to the witer that I offered my take on the matter. And yes, I want to know WHY people gave me a thumbs down. It appears that those people do not want to tell me why except for the Bible hacker.

    I was never into the Peanuts cartoon and Charlie Brown. It seemed all very emo to me.

    As a non-Christian I don’t approve of Halloween either. When you get right down to it, what does it teach children? That it’s OK to go around demanding candy with menaces. Because that’s what “trick or treat” is. Extortion. And when they get a little older the extortion angle gets more real, as they learn from their peers to engage in petty vandalism against those who don’t pay up, or just against anyone they have a grudge at.

    Contrast this with Purim, when children in costume knock on your door and give you candy. Isn’t that a far better education?

Progressives are definitely out in force trying to ruin everyone else’s Halloween fun.

They need something though. They need a song they can sing as they righteously judge everyone else.

I created such a song (and linked this post) at: http://triggerwarningblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/halloween-social-justice-warrior-anthem.html

I’d dress up as a solar panel stamped Solydra with a price tag to the tax payer and vampire teeth.

Among the scaremonger stories is the one about tampered candy. To the best of my knowledge, there has been just one (1) child poisoned with Halloween candy. That poor child was poisoned to death by his father to collect on insurance. Now plenty of older men and women have had their lives ruined by evil adolescents who have lied about finding tampered candy. But there are emergency rooms around the country will to x-ray candy. One more scare with no substance.

The boys threw the rocks in jest. The frogs died in earnest.

I guess you can’t go as a cowboy because they oppressed the Natives unless you are Chuck Norris and then “Who is gonna tell him not to”

I don’t understand why anyone is offended at someone dressing up as someone like them. If I see someone dressed as a Jew I don’t feel at all offended, so long as it isn’t an inherently offensive depiction (hook nose, money bags, bottle of Xian baby blood, or something like that). If it’s an accurate hasid costume I would compliment the wearer; if it’s inaccurate I might give them some pointers for next time. Why do these people insist that “cultures are not costumes”?

Suppose I wanted to depict a Boston Tea Partier of 1773; they dressed up as Indians, so would that be offensive?

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