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    Filed at 7:12 am under by dcobranchi

    Of all the reasons folks cite to oppose Halloween (and I don’t oppose it for a minute), this one is the lamest:

    While today’s Star Wars and Oompa Loompa costumes may not directly reflect ancient Celtic lore, for Jason Eric, a Harpursville father of five, it is still a negative holiday his family chooses to pass up.

    His reasons extend beyond his Christian beliefs. “In the post 9/11 world, and with more and more stories of children being abducted, do you think it is all worth it? One night of fun to risk your child’s well-being … it seems mischievousness tends to occur more on this particular night,” he said. “I know I would not be able to live with myself if something happened to my child because I was not able to say no.”

    I guess 9/11 really did change everything.

    2 Responses to “GROW SOME”

    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    October 23rd, 2005
    at 1:00 pm

    Now I’ve heard them all. Why can’t these uptight people let kids have fun these days?

    Comment by
    October 23rd, 2005
    at 8:57 pm

    More candy for Me!!!!! oops, um, i mean of course, my kids…..*shifty eyes*