I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.-Gandhi

October 29, 2009

Before I update y’all on some great Halloweenie things to do, I am going to take a stand against something that is REALLY ticking me off.  Why is it that some people feel that their beliefs, etc., are the ones that are the most correct, and will resort to email bullying to push their point?  Let me explain:

I recently expressed my opinion about an event that I felt was a bit too “biased” in terms of pushing one particular religion, especially as the event itself is NOT a religious event, not even close.  I am now being inundated with emails pushing God (the one that gets capitalized, not the concept that is the base of many theologies) and painting those of us who don’t agree with this view as atheists.  I am not an atheist or an agnostic.  I am, however, spiritual and believe that there are many different kinds of people and that religion is not a “one-size-fits-all” proposition.  I was raised Catholic and minored in Theology for my first degree, and believe first and foremost that the holiday season is a time of many religious celebrations and ALL should be given the same amount of respect and exposure.  For someone to threaten to withhold financial backing of a commercial event so that they can push their religious agenda to me is blind to the world around them. And to paint me with a brush of the wrong color is ignorant, at best.  (As an FYI, I will be celebrating Christmas at home with family and friends, and I do have a creche…and I will also be celebrating Hanukkah, Eid-al-Adha, and Kwanzaa with friends, and Diwali has already passed.)

Pfffttt!  I think someone needs to read Smith’s “The Religions of Man”.

And, I’m off the soapbox now…

It’s almost Halloween weekend, and if you don’t have your costume and plans yet, it’s not too late…you do have options!

Need a costume in a hurry?  Check out this list of shops for something that goes beyond the typical store bought varieties.

Friday night–I know I mentioned the boat burning at the Maritime Museum in a previous post, but it really is worth  checking out.  For $5 per person and kids under 12 FREE…well, this is a great family bargain.

Saturday is Halloween…and I’m sure everyone will be busy checking out the costumes on all the boys and ghouls that come a-knocking, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit more grown up, the Cinema Arts Center will be hosting a costume party and doling out a douple dollop of Vincent Price for $12 per person.

Sunday features a very special Live in the Lobby with the CD release party for Katie Pearlman.  $10 gets you in.

It’s time for me to sign off, so I’ll be back in just a few days with more great Cheap Dates…chat soon!

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