Well, from what I gathered (I’m a tad rusty, I haven’t looked it up in a while) Both Halloween and Christmas were ways for Christians to wipe out pagan rituals among common folk and whatnot.
the christians did do a lot of sneaky tomfoolery, i’m not going to argue that; but most thing society does commercially is based in pagan tradition. and the christian stories are still, for the most part, the same base idea
but that’s how most religions are. the same base idea just told differently.
Hello! Bubble burster, here! The Christians created these holidays to WIPE OUT the Pagan rituals that were to be held on that day! In reality, they didn’t rename the holidays, they just made new ones to snuff out the old.
actually a lot of christan holidays are verbatim pagan
(this is about to be a generalization because all pagans believe different things. this is just what i know from my own research)
pagan easter practice was meant to celebrate the rebirth of the god of the sun/the god of life.
christan easter is the celebration of jesus’ resurrection.
pagan easter is represented by baby animals, namely ducks and rabbits. parents would color eggs and hide them in their children’s rooms and when the children would find and eat them, they would be symbolically reborn.
(Damn straight this is ckret2's Signless. Well. Except for the fact that he has a sign. DUE TO yet-to-be-revealed REASONS. Which aren't actually that exciting. BTW, until you're allowed to post again, feel free to have K9 bother me via asks and replies all night. Jegus don't care, Jegus don't know how computers work anyway.)
(I just wanted you to know that I exist now. And I'm bothering you here since poor k9 is currently out of commission. For the record, this is a terrible idea. But my terrible ideas SEEM TO TURN OUT PRETTY WELL.)
but it’s just like when emi was like “vriska’s chinese because she’s crazy and i’m crazy and i’m chinese”
well, i guess, no it’s not the same. without having seen the post i think emi said that because she was tired of people telling her how to run her au and just wanted to troll them. similar to how hussie said trolls have two dicks each.
i just…i guess i just think that it’s the internet and if you don’t like it then don’t look. people don’t need to be yelling at them and causing a hubbub about it.
the people who it’s offensive to can attempt to talk to them and be reasonable and explain it, but i don’t think rasu and loki are trying to be racist.
the other day a joke was on my dash that said “i’m a pansexual, i just love that cook ware” or something of the like. people got pissed, i thought it was halarious. no one was intentionally trying to be cruel, but people keep getting super worked up when all they have to say is “dude that hurt” and then the other party should say “sorry” if they don’t then it’s an issue, but so far i’ve only seen people immediately being dicks
i don’t see a lot of calm and common decency on tumblr, so it’s kind of hard to pick a side.
tl;dr: appropriation is wrong but loki and rasu didn’t do it on purpose so people need to calm down