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Halloween Banned As Offensive to Witches
ABC News reports on a Washington State school district that has banned Halloween celebrations this year, in part because "Halloween celebrations and children dressed in Halloween costumes might be offensive to real witches." Now it's great that the school district wants to teach the kids to be respectful of different beliefs, etc... but in this case their decision seems a bit confused because witches are not, in fact, real. A real witch, historically speaking, would be someone who possesses supernatural powers. The Wiccans call themselves witches, but I'll go out on a limb and wager that they don't possess any supernatural powers. Therefore, they aren't real witches, in the historical sense of the word. So there really should be no need to worry about hurting their feelings during Halloween.
Categories: Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 25, 2004
Comments (34)
I am a witch and i am proud of it. But I also believe that holloween should stay for the kids sake.

Posted by KAREN  in  neverland  on  Fri Oct 12, 2007  at  06:54 PM
witches arent real and who ever says they are is stuped you can all suck a fat one
Posted by fox  on  Thu Sep 24, 2009  at  11:42 AM
Posted by SkotAD  on  Fri Oct 30, 2009  at  03:10 PM
Look, halloween, Samhain, all hollows eve, what ever you want to call it it is a religious holiday for a witch, we dress up, have a party and celebrate earth and the harvest the great goddess has given us. so in other words banning halloween is really a slap in the face. and no we don't have the Harry Potter powers i'll admit but we believe in the earth and are very connected to nature and the universe. so what we pray actually does come true because we send out that particular energy. and we are in fact very real! you are allowed to think what you want but to deny the existence of a human belief is as wrong a slavery, and most likely you are scared shitless about a strange and different religion. i give kudos to washington state though at least what they were attempting to show children to respect other people and their belief, but they really should have done more research next time they want to teach a religion.
Posted by RommiIris  in  US  on  Fri Feb 04, 2011  at  12:52 AM
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