Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

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Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:02 am

Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:42 am

Goodnight to you also Tilt ~ but what does "shamhna " mean?

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:49 am

Chris wrote:Goodnight to you also Tilt ~ but what does "shamhna " mean?

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Oíche shamhna (ee-ha how-na) is Irish for Halloween. What is being said in Irish is, "Good Halloween to you." It is my favorite holiday. Beats the bejezuz out of Christmas, and it was the the day my sweetie and I got married.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby pink_trike » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:59 am

Happy Festival of the Dead, but don't eat the candy!!

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Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation:

"During this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches."

"Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference."

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The demons cannot tell the difference. You've been warned.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/2 ... 38738.html
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:24 am

pink_trike wrote:Pat Robertson

He lives in a very strange and very frightening world.

I like witches, given that I am married to one.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:44 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Oíche shamhna (ee-ha how-na) is Irish for Halloween. What is being said in Irish is, "Good Halloween to you." It is my favorite holiday. Beats the bejezuz out of Christmas, and it was the the day my sweetie and I got married.


Me too, I like Halloween. Mindfulness of death with all of the costumes and decorations, lots of candy, and the going door-to-door reminds me of the Sangha going for alms food.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:45 pm

pink_trike wrote:Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation:


Another reason to like Halloween, in my opinion. :stirthepot: :tongue:
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:59 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
pink_trike wrote:Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation:


Another reason to like Halloween, in my opinion. :stirthepot: :tongue:

Somehow or another, if it annoys the wackoid Christian Right wingnuts, it probably is a good thing.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:05 pm

Halloween is my mom's birthday. For her, it's a terrible holiday.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:10 pm

Individual wrote:Halloween is my mom's birthday. For her, it's a terrible holiday.

It is what you make it.
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Postby Jechbi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:39 pm

TheDhamma wrote:... all of the costumes and decorations, lots of candy, and the going door-to-door reminds me of the Sangha going for alms food.

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:42 pm

No worse than the Catholic nuns and priests costumes.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Jechbi » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:51 pm

No value judgment intended ...

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:05 pm

Hi all
Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation:

When I hear things like this, I think that sometimes the US must be a really fun place to live. Satarists must have a field day with this sort of kookiness. Surely?
Growing up and living in Australia in the 1960s, 70s and beyond, Halloween was always seen as an american holiday that we got to see through the lens of sitcoms like the Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough. Halloween really didn't make a foray into the Australian culture until recently, and it has been viewed by most people as an activity for ex-patriot americans and their friends and then, another 'hallmark holiday' of sorts. At least it was for me.
Fast forward to last Tuesday night and I and my family were invited to dinner at the boarding house associated with the private school my wife and i work, and the theme of the night was 'halloween'. The staff and students had gone to a great deal of trouble of decorating the dining hall, and the kids costumes were - fantastic! My wife and I attended with our two boys dressed in the cheapest Spotlight (el-cheapo haberdashery) costumes of witch, pirate, scream-faced ghoul and wizard.
After dinner, I went and helped out my mate in the kitchen our consultant chef Xavier and his apprentice Clare. Near the end of the evening, we were asked to come back into the Dining Room where the kitchen staff were each given a gift of appreciation from the students. It was a great night.
Tonight, I am sure, we will have some drunken louts banging on our front door asking for sweets. Time to get the water canon out!
Have a great halloween!
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:37 pm

Ben wrote:Hi all
Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network posted a blog by Kimberly Daniels recently that warns Christians to forgo celebrating Halloween because of its evilness. Daniels specifically calls out candy as a source of soul-molestation:

When I hear things like this, I think that sometimes the US must be a really fun place to live. Satarists must have a field day with this sort of kookiness. Surely?

Oh, yeah. Look at the link Pink T gave to the story. Down at the bottom of the story there is a bit a of fun poked at it.

Growing up and living in Australia in the 1960s, 70s and beyond, Halloween was always seen as an american holiday that we got to see through the lens of sitcoms like the Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough.

Rosanne probably had by far the best Halloween shows. The two you mentioned I always considered rather icky.

Halloween in this country is what it in good part because of the Irish influx. Outside of the commercial aspect, it is actually a rather complex holiday, but one thing I really do like is after dark on Halloween night the parade of kids coming to the door asking dressed up in the craziest of things. Good stuff.

Have a great halloween!
I shall, indeed.

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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Individual » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:44 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Individual wrote:Halloween is my mom's birthday. For her, it's a terrible holiday.

It is what you make it.

Every year, her birthday has been overshadowed by the lust for candy.

I think Halloween is a bit of a silly holiday, where people give out unhealthy junk food and hoodlums roam the street, throwing toilet paper rolls, eggs, and engaging in "bag-snatching." It seems like every year, there are more police on Halloween than ever.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:27 am

Individual wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Individual wrote:Halloween is my mom's birthday. For her, it's a terrible holiday.

It is what you make it.

Every year, her birthday has been overshadowed by the lust for candy.

I think Halloween is a bit of a silly holiday, where people give out unhealthy junk food and hoodlums roam the street, throwing toilet paper rolls, eggs, and engaging in "bag-snatching." It seems like every year, there are more police on Halloween than ever.

As I said, it is what you make it.
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:33 am

The front window of my house:
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:34 am

tiltbillings wrote:As I said, it is what you make it.

It has demonic origins, says Pat Robertson!!!

A "festival of the DEVIL"!!!

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/10/29-14
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Re: Oíche shamhna mhaith duit!; if you know what is good for you

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:35 am

tiltbillings wrote:The front window of my house:

EVIIIIIIIIIIIL!!!!
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