Zactly what I was thinking, Selma. Lots of Rutter, especially.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
Several requiems might be nice for Nov 1. Mozart, followed by Faure, followed by Rutter, followed by some back to back Bach...
Fine for what? What's so fine about it? What makes it so deserving of air time? Why should we celebrate the devil and all his works? Yuck.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
I rather like the Halloween music. It's a fine, fine holiday and deserves the air time.
If I hear any more Halloween music, I'm going to need medication to keep my Berzerker genes from expressing themselves.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
Ethan, you've forgotten your medications again.
Don't know any who do.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
The religious Christians among us are celebrating All Saint's Eve.
Costume partys are fine, and I, of all people, have nothing against a sugar rush, but gee, do we have to do it the same night the pagans are out cavorting with demons? Something about that just doesn't sit right with me.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
The more secular among us are enjoying the sugar rush and the costume party.
That's what I have a problem with. I just don't approve of devil worship, divination, human sacrifice, etc. Maybe I'm odd.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
The pagans among us are celebrating Samhain; that's undoubtedly the festival you're thinking of.
I shall — probably eating all the Halloween candy we bought "for the kids" who didn't show up. Living out in the country, we haven't gotten any trick-or treaters in years, but we always buy candy just in case. Don't want to dissappoint some sweet little kid (and do want to eat some candy). Enjoy the pirate ship, the kids, and uh, the chocolate.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
I'll be at the costume party, with coffee and chocolate. Enjoying the pirate ship, the spooky music and the trick-or-treating kids. You do whatever floats your boat.
I'll steer clear of anyone in a fiery godmother suit. I don't wanna be a statistic — I mean pumpkin.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
p.s. I'm the one in the fairy godmother costume.
Selma, you are putting words in my mouth and accusing me of positions that I do not hold, and I resent it. It's not the first time you've done it, either. You're a great twister. I said nothing about prohibiting anyone's free exercise of religion. I have no problem with it (provided, of course, that their religion doesn't violate existing laws, such as those against murder, etc.). My position is that those of us who are not pagans should not participate in pagan religious practices, and indeed, we should avoid all appearances of doing so. bignaf is absoultely right; Halloween is a religious holiday – a pagan religious holiday. Saying that it is otherwise is pure syncretic sophistry. There is a very large difference between tolerating and participating.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
We made this constitutional decision, some time back, to put up with whatever peculiar forms of worship people find appropriate, so long as civil law is observed. I'm comfortable with this practice but you seem to find it uncomfortable. That's sad, you will have many headaches from batting your cranium on that there brick wall.
Please spare me.Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
Tell you what. You can go quietly into your closet and pray for all the poor doomed whatevers. And I'll have Ruth light a candle for your enlightenment, next time she's drawing down the moon. Seems fair to me.
It's just you.Originally posted by EJA:
Or is it just me?
Well, I don't know of anyone who actually approves of that either. However, I've never seen any of that done at haloween, except sarcastically, or maybe in an opera. It's a joke! Get it?Originally posted by EJA:
I just don't approve of devil worship, divination, human sacrifice, etc. Maybe I'm odd.
Why not settle this discussion with an online VOTE. :pOriginally posted by Nicole Marie:
Thank you Selma and the majority of our listeners agree. It's a fun time of year and our listeners are enjoying the contests, tunes and web site.
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