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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    In case you've forgotten, Halloween is a Catholic holiday, to wit it's the day before the feast of All Saints.

    Halloween is no more "of the devil" than Christmas Eve. What is diabolical and sinful is the occult, which the Secular traditions surrounding Halloween glorify. If you are a believing Catholic then Bishop Andrzej has some wise advice for you in this regard: don't get sucked in to the occult. It can and will lead you away from God. If you are not a believing Catholic then why the hell do you even care what advice a Catholic bishop gives to the faithful? Keep your nose out of our business!
    Because all these warnings make Catholics (and other religious folks who say this crap) real sticks in the mud.
    Most of us are tired of hearing it.

    If you think it's sinful, don't observe it.
    You can spare us all the warnings.
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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Because all these warnings make Catholics (and other religious folks who say this crap) real sticks in the mud.
    Most of us are tired of hearing it.

    If you think it's sinful, don't observe it.
    You can spare us all the warnings.
    Why do you care what someone else believes? I don't recall the archbishop knocking on your door admonishing you to put down the candy corn.

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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    I don't recall the archbishop knocking on your door admonishing you to put down the candy corn.
    That's because you had already passed out at that point.
    I was just getting back from the county line, so I saw it all happen.

    I really enjoy watching a good brow-beating in a foreign language--Polish is no exception.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There are many who believe that is precisely what Catholicism is. Which would certainly mean some delicious irony.
    The Church actually used to practice the policy of dismissing local customs and folklore by saying essentially, "you're crazy. You can't fly..there's no gathering of witches. Now go and pray, and forget these silly dreams of yours." Slowly the Church became interested in heretics and stuff meant to do harm unto people, but their fascination was for the longest time with the religious aspect. The folks that were really good at creating a mixture of Satanic witchcraft with local folklore magic were the German protestants.
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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    he folks that were really good at creating a mixture of Satanic witchcraft with local folklore magic were the German protestants.
    You really have no idea what you are talking about, do you?

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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    You really have no idea what you are talking about, do you?
    I do. In Germany there was more of a proliferation of folkloric traditions (some were bad magic, others were meant to counteract bad magic) that the Protestants were completely uneasy with. The nature of the German witchcraft trials take on a different flavor than that of the Catholic witchcraft hunts for much of this reason.
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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I do. In Germany there was more of a proliferation of folkloric traditions (some were bad magic, others were meant to counteract bad magic) that the Protestants were completely uneasy with. The nature of the German witchcraft trials take on a different flavor than that of the Catholic witchcraft hunts for much of this reason.
    ROFLMAO. As a student of much religious history, I can safely say you have no idea what you are talking about. You might want to spend the rest of today reading about Martin Luther and the early protestants, if you are interested in brushing the ignorance off your brain, which I highly doubt. In either case, stop making crap up on the internet you know jack about.

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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    ROFLMAO. As a student of much religious history, I can safely say you have no idea what you are talking about. You might want to spend the rest of today reading about Martin Luther and the early protestants, if you are interested in brushing the ignorance off your brain, which I highly doubt. In either case, stop making crap up on the internet you know jack about.
    That's okay. I studied under a historian that specialized in witchcraft.
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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's okay. I studied under a historian that specialized in witchcraft.
    Early christian church is entirely different than the protestant reformation. You obviously paid little attention, or your "historian" is a liar/moron.

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    Re: Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Early christian church is entirely different than the protestant reformation.
    That was my point....my additional point was that the early Christian Church also differed from itself in its approach such problems, with the Kyteler trial being a key shift in perceptions.

    You obviously paid little attention, or your "historian" is a liar/moron.
    I did quite well, and he is quite accomplished.
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