Religion, Halloween and America’s Obsession with Fear
By Miguel Lloyd
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Admittedly we are getting ready to go through the one holiday that annoys me the most…Halloween. This is the day that people get all dressed up like ghost, witches, goblins and other demonic characters and all call it “fun.” This is the day that something that started as an honorable day of memorial, but morphed into a pagan ritual is used as another means for retail giants to make a little extra cash as they get ready for the real biggie with the guy with the jolly belly and red nose.
Well if you take a second look, this is probably just the day of the year that we, as a society, openly express our love for all things “dark.” With all the vampire, slasher and thriller movies and TV shows that come out weekly, you might say we celebrate this lifestyle daily. Even our longtime heroes like Batman, seem to be more appealing when he takes on his dark persona.
What is it about “fear” that is so intoxicating to us as a society? What is religions culpability in the exponential growth and popularity of this holiday? Are we truly making to big a deal about people just having fun? We’ll dig into this tonight. Our guest will be Rabbi Hyim Shafner.
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