Posts Tagged ‘Guy Fawkes’

Nothing against fireworks in the Bible

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The church youth group had sold enough fireworks to pay for their Easter camp over the four-day sales period. Nations Church senior pastor Peter Tate says this was far more effective than selling cheese rolls or chocolate He said while some members of his congregation did not like them, there was nothing against fireworks in Read more

Celebrating Guy Fawkes a bit odd and vaguely anti-catholic

Monday, November 6th, 2017
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As the 21st Century progresses and tensions between Catholics and Protestants fade, we’re left with children asking “Penny for the Guy”. Victoria University historian Grant Morris says that, although the Guy Fawkes celebration is now stripped of its original meaning, “it retains that anti-Catholic title.” He says it is a “bit odd” the celebration of Guy Fawkes continues Read more

Giving up Guy Fawkes festival just a clever Catholic plot

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Stuff columnist Dave Armstrong says Guy Fawkes is about far more than a council fireworks celebration. He says as a staunch monarchist and life-long Anglican, he believes celebrating Guy Fawkes not only teaches us the glory of the English parliamentary system but also warns us of the toxic Catholic scourge, as it was a group Read more

Mark Parihaka Day not Guy Fawkes, say Maori Party

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Party co-leader Marama Fox said it made more sense for New Zealanders to recognised the significance of Parihaka rather than Guy Fawkes, a foiled act of terrorism in a faraway land. Mrs Fox said it was inappropriate for New Zealanders to be celebrating Guy Fawkes. “When I was a child they used to still make Read more

Halloween’s Catholic roots

Friday, November 1st, 2013

We’ve all heard the allegations: Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped church suppression. Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival. If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be worshiping the devil and pagan gods. Nothing could be Read more