October 18, 2004

Is there hope for Georgia?: Halloween edition

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at October 18, 2004 4:06 PM

Via Tbogg:

Sunday Halloween Irks Some in Bible Belt

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Across the Bible Belt this Halloween, some little ghosts and goblins might get shooed away by the neighbors - and some youngsters will not be allowed to go trick-or-treating at all - because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.


I just love this explanation:
"You just don't do it on Sunday," said Sandra Hulsey of Greenville, Ga. "That's Christ's day. You go to church on Sunday, you don't go out and celebrate the devil. That'll confuse a child."

So, it's ok to celebrate the devil as long as it's not on Sunday? I would think that if one accepts the premise that Halloween is equivalent to worship of Satan, the question of what day it falls on would be somewhat secondary. But then, theology has never been my strong point.

Anyway, I don't know why these anti-Halloween types would pass up the opportunity to hand out Chick tracts to impressionable young trick-or-treaters on a Sunday. [Disclaimer: the management of Arcane Gazebo is not responsible for brain injury incurred while reading this link.]

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Chick tracts would show up CONSTANTLY, and in several languages, while I was at B&N. Stuffed in and behind books, shelves, phones, tables, every place possible.
Peter and I would collect and discuss them in depth. (Read: Laugh hysterically and point out the extreme jiveness to other religions)
We would then agree to meet each other in the Lake of Fire at noon once our time on this earth was done- as we are, quite obviously, going to hell.

Posted by: Vanessa | October 18, 2004 7:28 PM

How many times do I have to tell you that there's no hope for Georgia?

Just try living here for a little while and you'd understand that! Better yet, safe yourself the trouble and just take my word for it.

Posted by: Mason | October 18, 2004 9:50 PM

Vanessa: It occurs to me that I've never seen a Chick tract *in print*, just online... do you still have any? :)

I intend to keep blogging on hell's internet, so just Google me when you get there. Since it's hell I'll probably be using Blogger instead of MT, and the comment spam will be *way* worse.

Mason: Now that I think about it, Zell Miller alone should have been enough to convince me. I should retitle this series "There's no hope for Georgia".

Is there some way we can let them know that, if they're still interested in seceding, we'd be ok with that?

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | October 19, 2004 2:31 PM

Travis, I need to send you a cool plot from my congress project about Zell Miller. (This plot will appear in the archival paper. It had to be cut from the one we're submitting to Nature, which should happen tonight.)

Posted by: Mason | October 19, 2004 4:27 PM
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