Below is my comment on Annette of Huckleberry Arts Blog. She was accused/questioned about being a satanist due to the fact that she creates Halloween art. I got the feeling that I may also be in question as to my combo of Halloween and Christmas art on SpookyTime Jingles.
First off let me say. KISS MY ASS. Period thee end.
~My comment to Annette~
The below words bring me much peace when people push their one sided, uneducated opinions onto others. Even if you have read it before, please read it again as we all need reminders at times ;)
This version was found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa
I am sorry you had to be accused of such nonsense. Someone's opinion or belief system is not what bothers me, even if it differs from mine. What bothers me is when they try and push their beliefs on others who think differently than them...HOW VERY HITLER of them.
I believe that by celebrating on Halloween and keeping it theatrical and fun for families, it takes away any of the BS that MAY or MAY NOT have been practiced by the Druids centuries ago.
News Flash...customs change! Even for the better sometimes, even after CENTURIES! OMG hard to believe I know!!
But we did abolish the horrid custom of slavery. So maybe just maybe good things can happen where evil once stood.
This is 2008 and we should all be well rounded, well educated people(besides just the teachings we choose to learn).
Last time I checked I could love my God and a Jack O' Lantern at the same time and not be condemned to Hell.
Annette, it is between you and your God. You and your husband are raising lovely wonderful children who are so very lucky to have such well rounded, thoughtful and creative parents. God Bless~
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