Commission eyes trick-or-treat change

Oct 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Mercer County Commission is mulling a decision to move the date of trick-or-treating in the county to avoid a conflict with Wednesday night church services.

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#1 Oct 8, 2012
Heaven forbid the bible thumpers have to share a night with those devil worshipping trick or treaters!
losttsol

Rupert, WV

#2 Oct 8, 2012
I thought Halloween is a religious event... It is a little removed from what it once was. But nonetheless...
Yes

Princeton, WV

#3 Oct 9, 2012
It was originally a night set aside to ward off evil spirits...
trick or treat

Rupert, WV

#4 Oct 9, 2012
In this day and age most churches offer a safer altnernative to taking kids on the street and begging for candy from strangers anyway. Do not see where it is going to make any big difference.
from princeton

Alexandria, VA

#5 Oct 9, 2012
Well since they want to change it, lets change it to the weekend and not have it on a SCHOOL night!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#6 Oct 15, 2012
Captain_Napalm wrote:
Heaven forbid the bible thumpers have to share a night with those devil worshipping trick or treaters!
YOU ARE PATHETIC!!!!! Enough said.
losttsol

Rupert, WV

#7 Oct 16, 2012
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>YOU ARE PATHETIC!!!!! Enough said.
Maybe he is not pathetic. Maybe he is right.
WOW

United States

#8 Oct 16, 2012
losttsol wrote:
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Maybe he is not pathetic. Maybe he is right.
what does it hurt a town changing trick or treating a day earlier so that the kids don't have 2 miss church? I wish they'd do that in our town but church is more important than kids getting candy. Some Churches don't think Halloween is night for devil worshiping. And I think calling them "bible thumpers" is not a very nice choice of words. Your child's soul should b more important than a bag of candy.
losttsol

Rupert, WV

#9 Oct 16, 2012
And you lashing out only proves his point.

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#10 Oct 16, 2012
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>what does it hurt a town changing trick or treating a day earlier so that the kids don't have 2 miss church? I wish they'd do that in our town but church is more important than kids getting candy. Some Churches don't think Halloween is night for devil worshiping. And I think calling them "bible thumpers" is not a very nice choice of words. Your child's soul should b more important than a bag of candy.
You want to believe in an invisible man in the sky. I don't.
Government stupidity

Princeton, WV

#11 Oct 16, 2012
I just have a problem with the bible thumpers changing the holiday of another religious group.
losttsol

Rupert, WV

#12 Oct 16, 2012
Government stupidity wrote:
I just have a problem with the bible thumpers changing the holiday of another religious group.
Yeah. I wanna get naked & dance around a bonfire. But not for religious purposes. Lol.
Government stupidity

Princeton, WV

#13 Oct 16, 2012
losttsol wrote:
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Yeah. I wanna get naked & dance around a bonfire. But not for religious purposes. Lol.
lol...no law against that unless done in public without a fire permit. In which case it is against the law. As an aside, it would be wise to avoid jumping OVER the bonfire while naked. Just sayin'
Geezzz

Danielson, CT

#14 Oct 16, 2012
I think it's silly, I don't like celebrating holidays on any other day but that day! Halloween is on Halloween, nobody can help if it falls on a Wednesday or Sunday!
Government stupidity

Princeton, WV

#15 Oct 16, 2012
It IS ignorant to change the day. But look at the Commission. This is only one of many stupid things this group of commissioners have done over the last several years. I will be very pleased when one by one they are eliminated from their offices.
Stacey

Lewisburg, WV

#16 Oct 16, 2012
I don't understand. I don't go to church. I do really want to believe in something because I want to believe so bad that my mother who isn't alive is watching over me. However, i'm not a "bible Thumper." But what I have to say about this is, what's the big deal? They change it all the time so it doesn't have to be on a Fri or sat just so its safer. So why does anyone care that its going to b moved one day? None ever complained when they change the weekends to a weekday.
WOW

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#17 Oct 18, 2012
Captain_Napalm wrote:
<quoted text>You want to believe in an invisible man in the sky. I don't.
yes I do believe as u call him an invisible man n the sky. How do u think this world was created? U must believe u we're evolved from an ape then. Maybe u were but I wasn't. I was created by God. Sorry 4 u that u don't believe.
WOW

United States

#18 Oct 18, 2012
Government stupidity wrote:
I just have a problem with the bible thumpers changing the holiday of another religious group.
Halloween doesn't have a religious group! There is no religion based on Halloween.
WOW

United States

#19 Oct 18, 2012
Stacey wrote:
I don't understand. I don't go to church. I do really want to believe in something because I want to believe so bad that my mother who isn't alive is watching over me. However, i'm not a "bible Thumper." But what I have to say about this is, what's the big deal? They change it all the time so it doesn't have to be on a Fri or sat just so its safer. So why does anyone care that its going to b moved one day? None ever complained when they change the weekends to a weekday.
Well said!!!

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#20 Oct 18, 2012
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>yes I do believe as u call him an invisible man n the sky. How do u think this world was created? U must believe u we're evolved from an ape then. Maybe u were but I wasn't. I was created by God. Sorry 4 u that u don't believe.
I don't need your sympathy. As far as evolution, a) we aren't descended from apes and b) there's far more evidence to support evolution than there is to support Sky Daddy.

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