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Has anyone else been noticing a lot of schools and places are changing their Halloween festivities to "Harvest Festival" festivities?
This was on the radio today and irked me a bit. It was kind of unsettling how widespread it is this year. It seems a lot of local schools in my area aren't letting kids dress up in "offensive" outfits. Those being things that would celebrate paganism because of fear it might offend someone. Witches, devil outfights, ghosts. Ninja turtles and the cast of Jersey Shore is okay.
Though some are even getting rid of costume altogether. Nothing. What's the point? Is anyone really honestly offended? Kids are going to be kids I very much doubt some kid is going to be upset because Elly-may dressed up like the wicked witch of the west this year. Their parents might be. Why? Christian maybe? Well, Christianity has a long history of pagan rituals in it's background. Christmas, for instance, a conglomeration of Yule, the birth of Jesus, and a few other regions. If anything Christians should be taking a page from their ancestors and celebrate holidays together.
What are your thoughts on this D&D? Have you all been noticing the same thing? Is this political correctness gone too far?
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