By Reza Ganjavi (FB)
I like pumpkins and some fun customs but for a decent person to dress up as an evil being? Why invite that kind of energy?!
I never liked the energy of Halloween though I've been to some parties and even dressed up into something fun (but never evil). It was disgusting seeing people last night with blood pouring down their faces and to see on Facebook pictures of perfectly good people I know looking like entities that represent a quality I'd not want to have anything to do with.
Mind you, I never had an affinity with the astral plane. When you have a body you're always stronger than ghosts and have power over them, including ability to keep them out.
I never thought of messing with that plane as something I'd do for fun.
Like the trick or treat part (except the candy part which is terrible since sugar is both toxic and addictive -- why not give kids something healthier like nuts or fruits or something) or pumpkin carving, etc., -- what I don't like is all the horror stuff -- haunted house -- evil impersonations -- astral stuff -- ghost stuff. Thing is most people think it's fantasy but that stuff is for real, and I see no virtue whatsoever in invoking it all.
Joseph, there was no such goal that you thought I achieved. I had no goal but to share what I had in mind and if you think there's something wrong with seeing I don't like something, or that it is judgmental, all I can say is of course it is -- and it is what it is. Am I judging Halloween as something I dislike? Of course I am, and I have the right to do so. You have a right to disagree and I respect that.
It's inherently, implicitly the case that a like or dislike is a personal preference, there's no need in explicitly stating so. People have opinions and like and dislike is part of that and there is absolutely nothing wrong with having opinions and likes and dislikes. Most intelligent people can distinguish between facts and opinions in something they read. Problems start when someone tries to shove their opinion down others' throats. I don't like all the evil hellish ghost and astral aspects of Halloween. But if someone digs that stuff, it's their choice.
My dislike for Halloween and wondering why people invite that kind of energy, is what-is. Any discussion can start by stating what-is. Your response is the proof smile emoticon you can start threads yourself instead of complaining about why this or that thread is started smile emoticon and, of course, participation in any thread is optional.