Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In case you had a burning desire to know my thoughts on Halloween . . .

Elizabeth Esther expressed them better than I could.

As writer Adrian Walker has noted, "The Catholic person is truly universal: he is interested in everything and afraid of nothing,"

10 comments:

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Well, I didn't have that burning desire to know that about you, but now that I do, I like you so much better! =D

Pentimento said...

Oh, E, did you really thing I'd be a Catholic Halloween-denouncer? :)

Sally Thomas said...

Yes. Thank you.

(That is, yes to the post, not yes to "Did you really think I'd be a Catholic Halloween-denouncer?")

Pentimento said...

Sally, that made me laugh! Yes.

The Cottage Child said...

I'm always glad to know more about you!

I love Halloween - I have a late October birthday and so EVERY childhood party involved costumes and dry ice.

Several years ago, I asked our (Anglican) priest what his thoughts were on the whole Halloween/trick-or-treat thing - His litmus test was always "does the activity separate us from God" ...he answered something to the effect that having fun with our families in goofy outfits and eating candy could hardly be considered demonic, and assigning it deeper meaning was looking for trouble (not that I would ever do that, of course). I appreciated that.

Pentimento said...

Makes sense, Cottage Child. Happy birthday!

GretchenJoanna said...

Thanks for the tip! I was just reading Margaret's delightful rant on the subject here:

http://margaret-zakachurina.blogspot.com/2010/10/in-defence-of-celts-again-and-again.html

Pentimento said...

Oh, that's good, GretchenJoanna; thanks for posting it.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Oh, E, did you really thing I'd be a Catholic Halloween-denouncer? :)

Oh, not at all! But finding this post was like expecting random "fun-size" candy (which is always good) and then getting the biggest size of my favourite chocolate bar, if you take my meaning. =P

Pentimento said...

Speaking of candy, this was a good read:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/dining/27candy.html?_r=1&hpw