Carnival is evil - Too much money and time spent on Carnival

by Anonymous

Carnival in the Caribbean

Carnival in the Caribbean

I think both people and goverment is spending to much money and time on carnival. It is so evil the bible says all envying, murder, drunkenness revellings and such like of the which i i tell you before as i have also told you in time past that they which do such thing shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal.5 21.

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Jul 22, 2009
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Christian Responsibility
by: Calypsokid

You have a lot of nerve to beat down Carnival and quote the Bible on SocaFreak! Is that what you do? Look for outlets to convict people? I actually AGREE with you for the one purpose and I hope you sent it with that at heart.
Carnival is not evil............the heart of man and woman is the vehicle for evil to reside in....Carnival is a celebration......the name alone says it all....."removing the veil from the flesh....or farewell to the flesh.....
It's what people do at Carnival that appears evil, it's an excuse to drop your personal morals and live like the devil for a few days....? Yes, abandonment of reason and sanity can be liberating as long as it doesn't infringe on anothers' well-being, but we all may have experienced the drunkedess, promiscuity, revelling and the parasites who prey on the revellers. Carnival is what YOU bring to it, for some, it's the only time they can get someone to be close to, you see some of these folks on Ash Wednesday, all trim and proper once again, these are the real masqueraders. Like they say, guns don't kill people....people kill people, the same goes for a celebration, a large proportion of the folks it attracts decide to leave their conscience and reason at home. You know these people......they start saving for a costume the day after Carnival for next year! This IS a lot of money! That's their priority. I've been with a lot of church folks and the religious community and they are no different when you open the weave. People are people and subject to every temptation and thought to entertain. WE decide how we're going to act and live in society. People will capitalise on anything! I myself have faced the struggle of Carnival, you can enjoy it at every level, even a spectator, you don't have to get down and dirty, and I don't mean body paint and mud! It is a wise person who questions.

Jul 22, 2009
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Carnival De Best
by: Annisa

Most people would agree with you, for those WHO really dont understand the true meaning of Carnival, may say other wise.I am an american born but my mother is from the West Indies. As I have grown up to understand the true meaning of carnival which is the Emancipation Of Slavery. When you hear people say they are going to "...free up demselves, and breakaway..." there is true meaning to that. They are breaking away the spirits of the slaves who didnt have their freedom , and now WE do. To the outside world YES Carnival may look like we are celebrating/ praising the dead and the eveil. Liek I said we are just prasing the fact that our spirits are free.
So when the African culture dance around their fire, with customes and their drinks and their tale traditions, whould you tell dem the same thing???????

Jul 22, 2009
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FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
by: Anonymous in Toronto

The Bible also says judge not lest ye be judged. I have been attending church since I was 10 years old and have heard many references to Jesus loving a party. Also, I have attended many soca parties in church halls. I wonder how mr/miss "Carnival is evil" found this site and time to write such a negative comment? I suggest you peddle your negativity elsewhere.

Sep 26, 2009
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The "West Indian Hump"
by: Anonymous

Carnival in and of itself is not evil. It's what the people do during carnival that makes it evil. Little girls gyrating their hips in a very "air sex" kind of way and ladies (?) of all shapes, sizes and ages grinding their way down Main Street in flesh baring outfits that allow the citizenry to see much more of some bodies than they ever wanted to. Huge, fleshy, females moving their pelvises in such a way that one might assume they are having sex with an imaginary person - doesn't seem to matter if it's male or female. Sex is the reason for the season. Sex and alcohol and grease. Most call it "Culture", but after 25 years of "it", I call it an excuse to behave like beasts for a couple of weeks and produce lots of children with people you don't know very well and cerainly don't much care about. Charming? Culture? I don't believe this mess every year is culture. The word just makes it more acceptable as an activity. "Act like you just don't care" is the theme for each and every carnival. That would be alright if people did, in fact, really "care" about anything for the rest of the year. Sadly, most don't care about much of anything except the next excuse to show each other how much they don't care. Very shallow, ignorant and boring.

There is more to life than working your hips into a frenzy and/or drinking more than the next guy, or producing human children that you aren't smart enough to raise with any skill or dignity. This is what carnival is covering - cultural shallowness and the inability to do anything else very well. West Indians are definately good dancers and sex'rs- not very useful skills in the greater scheme of things. The bottom line is: Carnival is nasty and a huge waste of money. Not to mention the incredible amounts of trash it produces and damaged families. A waste of time. Unfortunately, the governments in this part of the world see carnival as something tourists will flock to see. Don't they realize that the tourists watching the display of bad taste and nastiness, think they are watching un-developed human beings acting like monkeys in heat? Tourists do NOT see this carnival business as a cultural extravaganza - they see it is West Indian people acting like sex crazed animals. They are not respected for it - but laughed at. It's a live porno review for the masses, including children. Carnival is a poor way to re-connect with old friends. Their has to be a healthier way to do that.

Jan 11, 2010
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4 real!!
by: Anonymous

I totally agree with the above statement.

May 10, 2010
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Carnival ah d maddess ting
by: Anonymous

O P-LEASE WRITER. GO OPEN A CHURH MAN.

Jun 16, 2010
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wicked people do Wicked things,,
by: Jeff West

Carnival could be a positive family event, However, if wicked people get involved, then wicked and corruption starts to. Happen, The people who will get mad at this comment are Godless, and as vicious as their activities at Carnival because its a spirit controlling them ,, Since Carnival is all that the Un Godly people have, I say let them do it to death, and have all the fun they can, because soon they will burn in Hell for ever, so have all the sex you can Mr. Devil, hurry, because its almost time for you to pay. :-)

Jun 30, 2010
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Stop casting judgement writer
by: Anonymous

The Bible also reads, 'Let he without sin cast the first stone'.

Writer think about this one.

Nov 06, 2010
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Carnival is culture
by: playmedia

I believe carnival has changed a lot...it is not what it used to be the devil is tricky so be careful what u do.Carnival supposed to be costumes and characters mimicking the slave masters,now it has turned in to a form of Business and Entertainment. The world is changing and so is our culture..full of Lust and drunkenness so be careful. My advice is to read your bible and have a closer walk with God and you would be able to discern right from wrong. The bible states the TRUTH will set u free.......be aware the Devil is a master of lies...seek the truth.

Feb 27, 2011
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Carnival is evil!!
by: Anonymous

Carnival is indeed evil!! It is not about he who has sin, sin is not to be justified but Christ died so that our sins may be remitted or removed. There is no scripture to support Carnival, Jesus 'went to parties' as one commented to mingle among the people. He had no sin but he mingled to reach people on their level. All who say Carnival is not evil is just hardening their hearts to the truth, Jesus Christ wants us to be holy and acceptable.

Feb 28, 2011
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Which is worse - Carnival or War?
by: Anonymous

Which is worse, carnival where love, unity and togetherness abounds or (for instance,) God ordering the Isrealites to go to WAR as the bible claims. Religion is where the evil lies. Following the bible blindly is another reason for all the chaos. Think for yourself.

May 24, 2011
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I was searching "The Bible and Carnival" and came upon this site. I wanted quotes from the Bible on Carnival. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN CARNIVAL!
by: I am a Child of God

Carnival is definitely evil as it is filled with an abundance of sin. In a comment made, the individual said that Carnival was an expression of freedom from Slavery. The truth is more than 95% of the population who attends Carnival, do not view Carnival in this way. Do not use that pitiful excuse! People need to stop make unacceptable excuses for Carnival. You cannot justify sin. Also, the person who commented that ye who has no sin cast the first stone, I understand that no one is perfect but Christ walked the earth as a human just like us and he was able to live without sin. This was so easy for Christ because of the relationship that He had with the Almighty Father. If we form that relationship with God then we too can walk like Jesus did. God expects you to make the effort to walk like Jesus did and not just sit back and say "You are not perfect so you cannot tell me anything about my lifestyle." or just say "I am not perfect, no one is perfect." It is not easy being a Christian, but we need to work at it. Just like one will work hard to save money for a Carnival costume, one can work hard to build a relationship with Christ.

Do not be naive brothers and sisters. Do not justify blasphemous activities such as Carnival. Do you honestly believe that if God was to return to earth while you were participating in these Carnival festivities, you would enter the Kingdom of Heaven? No! You would be cast down into the bottomless pit of hell, where you will burn in eternal fire and where you would have to endure the same torture every second of every minute of every day for eternity. There will be no end to your torture and the demons there are very sadistic. In hell, every sin has its torture and if you would like to see exactly how you would be tortured in hell, then watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6138KRaiJsQ and read this testimony http://tinyurl.com/4hxyp4l . You can also read this testimony http://tinyurl.com/3jsb2l8 . God sees all my friends and he is furious. Do not let the devil convince you that nothing is wrong with Carnival or any other pagan activities. God loves you, turn to Him and repent. Give up your old, terrible ways for good. Please visit the sites that I have mentioned, you will be amazed and astonished by what you see.

May 25, 2011
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JESUS OR the devil
by: lincoln

First off this world has two sides
GOD OR DEVIL second- carnival is not from Africa like somebody said before many years ago, the followers of the Catholic religion in Italy started the tradition of holding a wild costume festival right before the first day of Lent. Because Catholics are not supposed to eat meat during Lent, they called their festival, carnevale — which means “to put away the meat.” As time passed, carnivals in Italy became quite famous; and in fact the practice spread to France, Spain, and all the Catholic countries in Europe. Then as the French, Spanish, and Portuguese began to take control of the Americas and other parts of the world, they brought with them their tradition of celebrating carnival.
Carnival being evil is not an opinion it’s a fact the bible speaks against it and if u have ever watch carnival u would see it’s carnal. Desires of the flesh drunkenness promiscuity. To say nothing good can come out of carnival that can be argued but on the question of whether it’s evil that’s straght forward.
Galatians 5
19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Isaiah 23:12
He said, “No more of your reveling, Virgin Daughter Sidon, now crushed! “Up, cross over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest.”
2 Peter 2:13
They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. SO CHOOSE WHO U SERVING
its like saying a snakes not dangerious but the venom is "come out of her my people"

May 25, 2011
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ONE MORE THING
by: Anonymous

THE word culture does not make any thing right.
Culture simply means "An integrated pattern of human knowledge, and behaviour that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning."
Basically something we have been doing and continue to do.
Culture should not determine ones life, habits or murals rather one’s life, habits or murals should determine ones culture
In my opinion that word is an excuse for people to continue being immoral. Rarely the word culture is used in a Godly setting.

Feb 13, 2012
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Agreed
by: Ervin

When something is questionable all those who feel guilty are quick to say you judging them. At least give it some thought. Just because you enjoy something or its happening for a long period of time doesn't make it right. Talking about freeing yourself and being free from slavery. And you still making yourself a slave to the alcohol and music. At least give it some thought. The person who wrote about hell should read up some more about it though because some of those things are not true. God is a God of love and He is willing to forgive. Dont wait till its too late to set yourself straight though because when probation ends and He bursts the clouds there will be no more forgiving because you would have already ignored all the warnings He gave and all the time He gave to change your life around. This doesnt exclude "us" who are in support of the comment. Dont be caught up in our own self righteousness that we dont see ourselves cause that in itself is not a trait of God.

Dec 01, 2012
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To thine own self be true
by: Half and half

Out of all the comments and th people taking sides, I believe that throne which makes the most sense is the last comment by Ervin. We should take the time off to think for ourselves and what we want from life. The bible said that we should not mingle with those who are sinning so that we do not give the impression that we are sinning ourselves. So, if carnival has become something negative because of the majority coming out for the wrong reasons and to do things which are not good and inflicting it on others, then we should not be around them.

Feb 11, 2013
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Dead Works
by: Anonymous

We must really look at the word CARNIVAL it speaks for itself if we remove the I and V we get the word CARNAL. It makes no sense trying to convince some persons of its true meaning or cultural origin. At the end of the day we must all work out our salvation . It's all about REVELATION KNOWLEDGE and this is what most of us who embrace the things of the world lack. I too at one stage lacked RK. Long and short of it all is that CARNiVAL must take place so that souls can be saved. Just as earthquakes,pestilences, famines, murders and the list can go on but God is in the mist. Our culture and history can destroy our destiny .He is a God of Love and a God of wrath. If we focus on the first commandment and what it says then we would realize what we are getting involved in as it relates to carnival yearly.
There is a way that seems right to a man but the end there of is death. Who have ears let him hear said The Lord . I use to play mass to but now I playing for Christ. Remember the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. The real essence of it all is not about Carnival alone it's about how we live our lives daily. No one is perfect and we all sin in word ,thought and deed but Christ has made a way for all of us to live a life that pleases Him. Until the Holy Spirit convicts us we will be in carnival but its either the straight and narrow or wide road, Jesus or satan or heaven or hell ......choose your 3.

Aug 11, 2013
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Carnival
by: Anonymous

Throughout history, people have never labeled sin "sin", never! That would infringe upon their conscious thereby producing guilt and the possibility of eternal punishment. No.., so we call them "celebrations", or events. Ancients called it "worship" or "feast". Its the same today, only thing that is different are the terms, or names that people place on it. Call it what you want, throw some sugar on it if you please, but its all the same...the wages of sin is death.

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