The Atheologist

Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Tuesday, October 31, 2006

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween to all. Today is the celebration of the dead; it's the night when ghosts and spirits have the power to roam the world. So everyone should be merry, but not these spoil sports who as Seattle's King 5 News reports, had Halloween cancelled:

    "The school district says it got calls from witches - yes, actual witches - complaining about the continuation of ugly stereotypes. "That witches are portrayed with pointy noses and flying on broomsticks," said Karen Hansen, Puyallup School District. The district says it is just trying to be sensitive to individual religious beliefs... Puyallup school officials say the decision to cancel Halloween celebrations is a permanent one and students who wear costumes to school will be asked to take them off or leave. School officials add Wiccans weren't the only ones who complained about Halloween. Some Christian groups complained about the glamorization of the occult."

    Well, I guess that even witches have feelings. The Atheologist has also heard that many parents and some local dentists were criticizing the decision.

    The Atheologist


    Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

    The idea of americans celebrating Halloween has always seemed incongruous to me. It is such an overtly religious nation. Why would they so blatantly have anything to do with such a pagan festival?

    Or, don't they realize it is pagan?

    Halloween isn't really celebrated here. Not because of religiosity, but because it just hasn't been part of our cultural identity.

    6:38:00 AM  
    Blogger The Atheologist said...

    No BeepBeep, they don’t have a clue. The good Christians of the USA are truly an ignorant bunch. They also don’t realize that by having a Christmas tree in their living room, they are carrying on another great pagan tradition. Not to mention that the whole Christmas celebration/holiday/ritual was taken from the pagans.

    Their, “keep Christ in Christmas”, mantra helps keep the illusion going.

    5:11:00 PM  

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