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    Re: The origins of Halloween

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Most traditional cultural holidays internationally tend to fall at the same times.
    Sure. But someone will usually still try to claim them.
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    Re: The origins of Halloween

    Quote Originally Posted by HK.227 View Post
    Sure. But someone will usually still try to claim them.
    Everyone finishes planting or harvest or winter at the same time. Every group wants their party to be the biggest. It's really no different than a post-prom party popularity contest.

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    Re: The origins of Halloween

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Everyone finishes planting or harvest or winter at the same time. Every group wants their party to be the biggest. It's really no different than a post-prom party popularity contest.
    Every commercial you see, companies are showing various things, that they want the viewer to associate them with. High tech, beauty, sex, virtue, fun, family, puppies. Political movements try to associate themselves with various groups, in the attempt to make the average person conflate the two. Socialists claim workers, nationalists claim the flag, others claim minorities, and yet others Green. And in prior times, associating one's religion with standard natural phenomena, and thus harnessing the latent religious fervor that was expressed at the associated festivals, would of course be a boon for that religion.

    So what you are saying is true; it's a popularity contest. But in spite of the light tone such contests often have, they are usually about power at one level or another.
    Ok, that does it! I waste Professor Plum with the lead pipe.
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