Hi to those in the Vancouver
Science/Religion discussion group.
Our topic on Sun. [masked] is "Thoughts on Halloween" at 6:00 pm at Peoples Church in Vancouver. All details are here:http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Science-Religion-Discussion-Group/calendar/12123210/
To spark some interest, I thought I'd write about a few topics.
I was reading an article about the Halloween holiday, and I thought it had a funny take on it. Essentially, it is an example of meme evolution, in this way:
1. Origins of Halloween is in Pagan Religious Celebrations.
2. Christian Appropriation of a Pagan Holiday.
3. Secular Appropriation of a Christian Holiday.
4. Adult Appropriation of a Children's Holiday.
Here's the article:
?Halloween in Schools: Do Halloween Celebrations Violate Church/State Separation??http://atheism.about.com/od/religiousholidays/p/HalloweenChurch.htm
It is written by Austin Cline, who was a Regional Director for the Council for Secular Humanism and a former Publicity Coordinator for the Campus Freethought Alliance. He holds a Master of Arts from Princeton University.
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Feel free to reply on the discussion board here:http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Science-Religion-Discussion-Group/messages/boards/