Friday, October 30, 2009

Et tu, Vatican?

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The Vatican is apparently afraid of the corruption and immorality that (they believe) follow in the wake of everyone’s favorite yearly Scary Movie Night:

The Holy See has warned that parents should not allow their children to dress up as ghosts and ghouls on Saturday, calling Hallowe'en a pagan celebration of "terror, fear and death".

Whereas they set an example of dressing up as Renaissance-era clowns whose religion (also rooted in paganism, as with every other religion in human history) is a celebration of bigotry and intolerance, willful ignorance, blind faith, wanton violence against other faiths, and authoritarianism and fascism …

I think I’ll stick to eating cheap candy (or pizza, if the stars align) in front of an even cheaper horror flick.

(via @religionnews)
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