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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #225 on: October 19, 2014, 11:05:41 PM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.

Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #226 on: October 19, 2014, 11:50:54 PM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #227 on: October 19, 2014, 11:58:31 PM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #228 on: October 20, 2014, 01:26:21 AM »
I love Halloween. It's a day of great inspiration for horror writers such as myself, and it's fun to harmlessly indulge in the vices of gluttony, lust, and darkness once a year. I think I'll sit back, eat and pass out candy, lust after the women in revealing costumes, and write some stories. Maybe I'll grill up some ribs for dinner or pressure my grandmother into making that fancy Mexican stew she always makes on Halloween.

Have I ever done anything to "witness" to children on this day? Heck no. What is this, Evangelicalism? They don't want religion they want candy. Using this holiday to "witness" to unsupervised, minor children without their parents seems to be immoral IMHO--how would we feel if Muslims did the same to our kids?

If you want to give the kids Scripture or something, go ahead. But don't be surprised if the kids throw it away to make room for more candy.

Don't quite agree with you, but I would love to read some of your horror stories. Hope you will share.  :)


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We read them here, all the time.

Yeah, I was sort of thinking the same thing. (By no means limited to JamesR however.)


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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #229 on: October 20, 2014, 01:27:35 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #230 on: October 20, 2014, 01:30:07 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....

Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

Once Christ has filled the Cross, it can never be empty again.

"But God doesn't need your cookies!  Arrive on time!"

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #231 on: October 20, 2014, 01:33:39 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....




how did you know!?


I actually did that!

(I will also admit that it was for my 18th birthday.....but it had been a childhood dream of mine to be a birthday cake for my birthday, so I spent a summer making a costume rather like that but larger...)
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #232 on: October 20, 2014, 01:36:09 AM »
I'm not going to regale you with stories of the many horrors I had to see before finding that picture.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #233 on: October 20, 2014, 01:43:04 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....



Now that IS cute!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #234 on: October 20, 2014, 02:15:12 AM »
For anyone that's interested, here's an autobiographical horror story that I wrote a few months ago. Please be forewarned: it contains profanity and disturbing material.

"GEORGE and THE DEVIL"

https://www.scribd.com/doc/210253074/GEORGE-AND-THE-DEVIL



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« Last Edit: October 20, 2014, 02:16:31 AM by Gebre Menfes Kidus »
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #235 on: October 20, 2014, 09:11:24 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.
God bless!

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #236 on: October 20, 2014, 11:31:24 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.


you want to see a naked 2 year old?

really.
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #237 on: October 20, 2014, 11:51:27 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....



Oh, how darling.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #238 on: October 20, 2014, 11:54:47 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.


you want to see a naked 2 year old?

really.
Oops, my bad. I thought we were talking about this year's birthday party. I was offended that I was not invited.
God bless!

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #239 on: October 20, 2014, 11:55:43 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.


you want to see a naked 2 year old?

really.
Oops, my bad. I thought we were talking about this year's birthday party. I was offended that I was not invited.

I no longer have birthday parties..not that i ever did....had halloween parties
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #240 on: October 20, 2014, 11:57:52 AM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.


you want to see a naked 2 year old?

really.
Oops, my bad. I thought we were talking about this year's birthday party. I was offended that I was not invited.

I no longer have birthday parties..not that i ever did....had halloween parties
You wore your birthday suit to a halloween party?  Awkward...
God bless!

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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #241 on: October 20, 2014, 12:00:15 PM »
One time, as a kid, I put on a fake mustache.  That was the extent of my costume.



You were in the nude with a fake mustache?

You must have been only 2 1/2 to 3 years old?

LOL!!!!  The birthday suit was very popular.


Your birthday suit cannot POSSIBLY have been better than mine.   

Mine being an actual birthday suit....
Pics pls.


you want to see a naked 2 year old?

really.
Oops, my bad. I thought we were talking about this year's birthday party. I was offended that I was not invited.

I no longer have birthday parties..not that i ever did....had halloween parties
You wore your birthday suit to a halloween party?  Awkward...


as a child yes.....birthday suit for birthday....-
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Re: Halloween and Children
« Reply #242 on: October 20, 2014, 12:54:49 PM »
I'm not going to regale you with stories of the many horrors I had to see before finding that picture.

That's okay. I can just imagine what you saw.
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