View Poll Results: What do you celebrate on October 31st?

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  • Halloween

    11 27.50%
  • Samhain

    6 15.00%
  • Winternights

    11 27.50%
  • Nothing

    12 30.00%
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    me=heathen=have a few wild guesses.

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    Halloween :redface: ...
    I like candies...
    Die Intellektuellen von heute versuchen, den Nationalismus als eine Sünde gegen die Menschlichkeit zu brandmarken. Sie versuchen, uns glauben zu machen, daß dem Wort Nationalismus eine Infamie anhängt. Aber sie verkennen, daß der Geist des Nationalismus aus der schöpferischen Tiefe der menschlichen Seele stammt. Daß er aufsteigt von dort als das gewaltige Verlangen der Menschen, frei zu sein, frei von fremder Herrschaft, und sich nach eigener Art selber zu regieren! Herbert Hoover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyðimörk
    ....it was really boring, as all of our childhood friends were out for the halloween festivities, and my brother and I were stuck at home with mom, the bible, and chocolate cake (which was the only highlight). Tough childhood, indeed.
    You never got to go trick-or-treating? :frown:

    Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm definitely doing some trick-or-treating this year. I love candy!
    Should the subduing talisman, the Cross, break, then will come roaring forth the wild madness of the old champions, that insane Berserker rage, of which the northern poets sing. That talisman is brittle, and the day will come when it will pitifully break. The old stone gods will rise from the long-forgotten ruin and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes; and Thor, leaping to life with his giant hammer, will crush the Gothic cathedrals!

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    In Germany the retail introduced this whole Halloween crap during the last few years as another cool American trend. And just as expected these consumer idiots swallow it like there is no tomorrow.
    A more doglike submissiveness to the occupying plastic culture I have yet to see.
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    On request by lei.talk an (slightly esoterical) article dealing with the astronomical background of Halloween:

    http://www.souledout.org/nightsky/ha...npleiades.html
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    Kekri took/ takes place around that time in Finland.. :bier:

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    Halloween!

    Trick or treat, Blutwölfin. :richter: <---me in my judge costume

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    I love Halloween.

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    Thanks to the Gods the US-version of how to celebrate our ancestors is not so trendy over here, although some people still feel better when they're able to copy a Disney-like and childish behaviour such as Halloween. Dressing up as a ghost or zombie to honour my forefathers? Well... no.

    Halloween might be based on Heathen roots (Samhain; in at least some places in Ireland October 31st is still known as "Oidhch Shamhna" - but it's not celebrated like the Americans do it), but it became completely distorted. :speechles
    Lík börn leika best.

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    Speaking of which, if you click on "Halloween" under "Today's Events" on the main forum menu the lyrics to The Misfits' "Halloween" comes up. Very nice, Folkish!
    I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.

    ...that no discovery of fact, however trivial, can be wholly useless to the race, and that no trumpeting of falsehood, however virtuous in intent, can be anything but vicious.

    ...that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty...

    ...that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.

    ...in the complete freedom of thought and speech...

    ...in the capacity of man to conquer his world, and to find out what it is made of, and how it is run.

    ...in the reality of progress.

    I - But the whole thing, after all, may be put very simply. I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie...to be free than to be a slave...to know than be ignorant.

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