Halloween: from Celebration to the Terror of Killing
On Halloween do not kill. Halloween is an Anglo-Saxon tradition celebrated on October 31 in the United States. The word comes from a mixture of Christian religious and Celtic cultures. Hollow ’eve, is the evening before All Saints Day, which is the first of November. The Irish brought this tradition to the new lands.
Celebrated year after year, with the most sympathetic connotations, it has become infused with the deepest terror in the movies. From there it becomes real. And then it becomes shootings and murder, and it ceases to be an enjoyable celebration, and claims the lives of innocent people, including children.
“Murder” is another thing entirely. By definition it means, “The unlawful killing of one (or more) human being by another, especially with malice aforethought.” One can easily see that in this age of violent weaponry, murder would be all too easy. One could not exist in a society where oneself or one’s family or friends were at the mercy of some who went about casually taking lives.” L. Ron Hubbard