Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tim Storey punks newspapers around world again with letter to editor in various guises

This guy TIM STOREY, aka who knows his REAL NAME, whose letter was sent to over 100 newspapers worldwide, he
PUNKED you, as he says in diff versions he is from Toronto, London,
etc...you really should verify letters...he uses a born again Christian mailing list to target
newspapers around the world for his right wring conservative letters ...

The Barrie Examiner welcomes letters to the editor in electronic or print format. To submit letters to the editor for publication you must include your full home address and daytime phone number: news@thebarrieexaminer.com

In one letter he TIM STOREY is from Toronto and in another letter from London and also from Naremburn,
Australia. One suspects that this MIGHT BE andrew Prieditis again, from New Zealand. Possible he has changed name and locations again?

also

Christians need to avoid Halloween
Arizona Republic - ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
... parents not allow their children to go trick-or-treating but instead attend costume parties where they can dress as biblical figures. - Tim Storey, Phoenix.

UPDATE: A REACTION HAS SET IN: see letters reacting to TIM STOREY's multi-letter screed BELOW, scroll down please:

To be considered for publication, all letters must include the
writer's full name, address and telephone number for verification
purposes. Only your name and the city/town where you live will be
published. OOPS

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, Page 8 of the Taipei Times, where the letter was not verified for name or location of writer.

Halloween celebrates death

The pagan feast of Halloween is foreign to Christian tradition and has
become a superstitious and empty way of imposing mindless triviality.

The day has its origin in the Celtic New Year which celebrated the
return of the spirits of the dead to their homes. Hence, those who
observe Halloween, though they are probably ignorant of what they are
doing and why they are doing it, are in reality celebrating death, the
devil and Hell.

The observance of Halloween is mixed with Christian festivities whose
meanings are totally contrary to Halloween.

On Nov. 1, Christians celebrate belief in the communion of the saints.
On Nov. 2, we make visits to the cemetery as a religious and
profoundly human gesture, inspired by the hope in the resurrection.

I encourage Christians to celebrate the Christian truths of these days
with renewed faith as a response to the real concerns of mankind
today.

TIM STOREY

London

Halloween celebrates death
Taipei Times - ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
The pagan feast of Halloween is foreign to Christian tradition and has become a superstitious and empty way of imposing mindless triviality. ...

Your Fiji, Your Voice
Fiji Times - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
THE pagan feast of Halloween is foreign to Christian tradition and has become a superstitious and empty way of imposing mindless triviality. ...

Halloween not very Christian
The Barrie Examiner - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
The pagan feast of Halloween is foreign to Christian tradition and has become a superstitious and empty way of imposing mindless triviality. ...

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=132475

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2151270

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2009/11/01/2003457359

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A REACTION HAS SET IN: see letters reacting to TIM STOREY's multi-letter screed here:

Spirit of Halloween explained, defended

Pagans don’t believe in the devil, evil or hell

To the Editor:

I read the Oct. 28 letter about the “pagan feast of Halloween” and I am currently so mad I am shaking. Halloween to pagans is called Samhain. It is not celebrating the devil. Pagans don’t believe in the devil or hell. We believe that humans control themselves. Samhain is like the Christian All Souls Day; it celebrates and remembers loved ones who have passed on. Most Christian holidays are based on pagan ones.

It’s quite unfair that people don’t bother learning anything about other religions before forming opinions. I was raised as a Christian and I converted to paganism and there are many, many similarities.

Pagans are peaceful and accepting. We don’t believe in evil, so celebrating Halloween is not evil because to us evil doesn’t exist. I wish Tim Storey would educate himself because he is insulting a very large group of people in the Syracuse area alone.

Chrissy LaVine
Baldwinsville


Halloween marks American celebration of trust, community

To the Editor:

This is in response to Tim Storey’s letter suggesting that that instead of trick or treating, kids should go to parties as biblical figures.

As I walk and drive around the city I see wonderful homes decorated in frightening decor and pumpkins. Although the Halloween holiday has its origins in ancient Ireland that predates Christianity, it is truly an American holiday. From an economic perspective, the Halloween holiday contributes to the American system of capitalism by being a “consumer driven” holiday. The National Retail Federation estimates the total spending for the holiday this year to reach upwards of $4.5 billion in the United States alone. Trick or treating, costume parties and haunted houses are among the many popular ways to celebrate here in the United States. Although college students and adults are a little too old to be knocking neighbors’ doors in search of candy, many are likely purchasing costumes for the occasion.

Most importantly, this holiday in America represents true American characteristics of trust and community. It is one of the only days on our calendar in which children can interact with neighbors and their families along with trusting one another and having fun. Many children will be carving Jack o’ lanterns this year, and I know Jesus will still love them. Happy Halloween!

Nick Stamoulacatos
Syracuse


As long as everyone has fun and stays safe, what’s the harm?

To the Editor:

In reference to Tim Storey’s letter regarding the “pagan feast of Halloween”:

Unfortunately, Storey and I differ on the celebration of Halloween. Having grown up trick or treating, I admit that I am a little biased when it comes to celebrating the holiday with costumes and “mindless triviality.” When I was younger, I would go with my siblings and parents and trick or treat in the neighborhoods surrounding our home. I now enjoy seeing trick or treaters enjoying the holiday the same way I did. And with the exception of the Halloween-goers who do a little more tricking than treating, what’s the harm?

Many communities don’t mind buying candy for the neighborhood kids, and I believe many people like me, enjoy seeing the kids’ costumes and the fun that they have.

As long as everyone has fun and stays safe, I think we can all celebrate Halloween whatever way we want.

Rita Church
Syracuse


Leave Halloween to those of us who enjoy it

To the Editor:

I write in response to the letter by Tim Storey. In it he asserts that celebrating Halloween is “a superstitious and empty way of imposing mindless triviality.” Might I take the time to remind you that just next weekend Christmas merchandise season begins? Stores will begin rolling out the cheap ornamentation and tacky plastic wares in red and green that remind us it is the season to purchase.

I ready myself each year for the inevitable stories of shopper injury and death at the traditional “Black Friday” sales, directly associated with Christmas. And then there is the inevitable tar and feathering of anyone who dares utter a sentiment of disdain against it all. You know the “war on Christmas” downer?

Seriously though, if you want to crusade for a more Christian holiday why don’t you start there and leave Halloween to those of us who enjoy it for what it is. As a non-Christian, I know I’d appreciate it.

Chris Lynch
Syracuse

JHC, PEOPLE! (YOU TOO, TIM STOREY, whoever you are!) A billion years ago Halloween may have meant something quite different to pagans, Christians and Celts, but today, in the good ole USA, it's a billion dollar industry and fun time for the kids (to wit, Christmas, Easter and Mardi Gras). True, that All Souls and All Saints should be regarded as a time of honor and rememberance of our dear departed family and friends, should not be forgotten, BUT C'MON. The kids could care less about the history behind Halloween. They just want to dress up and be someone - or something - else for one night just as we did so long ago (and did we care?). And, Tim m'man. That idea of yours about dressing up as biblical figures? I can see the ACLU crawling out from under their rocks now to make mince meat out of that one.......and I'm sure they could find a ton of twisted consititutional reasons for doing so.

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(Re: "Halloween not very Christian" in the Oct. 29 edition of the Examiner)

Tim Storey suggests in his letter that those of us that observe Halloween are "in reality celebrating death, the devil, and hell."

As an alternative to Halloween, he suggests that parents not allow their children to go trick-or-treating, but, instead, attend "costume parties where they can dress as Biblical figures."

This letter got me thinking about my own views and morality surrounding Halloween.

Here I was, set to take my little boy out trick-or-treating, dressed as Darth Vader (he loves theStar Warsmovies).

Luckily, I read this letter and realized how close to devil worship I had come.

So, I was then prepared to take Mr. Storey's advice and forgo Halloween and instead take my son to a Biblical costume party. I thought maybe I could teach my son some good morals by doing this, and thought why not dress him up as that great Biblical figure Abraham?

Probably a good message for my boy.

Then I reconsidered and decided to take him out on Halloween dressed as Darth Vader.

My reasoning?

Even if this is some sort of Satanic ritual as Mr. Storey suggests, at least at the end of the day, Darth Vader wasn't truly ready to kill his own son.

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Terry Worrall Barrie

Trick Or Treat
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Laura Dobler - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
I wish Tim Storey would educate himself because he is insulting a very large group of people in the Syracuse area alone. DNZ Property goes to investors with capital-raising deal
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/3403370/Detention-for-credit-card-fraud

that is Andrew Prieditis