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Is starting problems, I had hoped we wouldn't have any but it seems like we will.
Not sure what branch of religion they are (OK, I know they're not jewish, muslim or buddists) When my wife was putting up the grave yard the pastors wife came over and expressed her displeasure at our Halloween set up, my wife commented its only a month but the woman just rolled her eyes and walked away.
Now today while I'm at work my wife hears a knock on the door and its a police officer, seems the pastors wife claims we left our dog out for 3 days with no food or water and we were abusing him.
Now anyone who knows me knows next to my wife that this dog is my life. He's my best friend and if we only had enough food in the house for him or me, he'd get it.
Police looked at Jake (our dog) and apologized to my wife for the trouble, and added that this woman has been a pain in the ass before.

Now, I'm usually a calm and reasonable man, but there is 3 things in my life you don't **** with.
My Wife, My Dog, and Halloween.
Hopefully this will be the last of it, but if they want to start **** again my yard will be full of pentagramns, inverted crusafix and devils so fast their ****ing heads will spin.
They knock down 1 decoration, I will put 3 up in its ****ing place, they tell us one more time about how evil we are and I will dress as Leatherface and attend Sunday mass.

Bring it on ****ers.
 

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I think it would be more powerfull if you had a way to video tape your yard and record the pastors wife knocking over and destroying your decorations, and hand the tape to police. or better yet. hand it to the congregation, with the label on the tape having the passage from the bible about how revenge is only for god.

proving she's a bad christian to the church is 8 times better than a pentigram :D
 

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shaunathan said:
proving she's a bad christian to the church is 8 times better than a pentigram :D
Seriously.

Although the pentagram idea is pretty funny. Also dressing as leatherface...but that might be considered harrassment.
 

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...the idea of a video camera is great! I had a roommate once who was so freaked out by my life style that she annointed my bedrooom door with holy water/oil ...then I really gave her a reason to speak in tounges :devil: Intolerance is just stupid in any case, but especially in the name of a god...
 

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Don, go up to her the next chance you have, tell her if she ever tries anything like that you will get her charged with/sue her with Slander.
 

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oh and BTW

Pentagrams/Pentacles etc etc are nothing to do with the christian view of Satan, they represent the 5 Elements in the Pagan/Wiccan religion
 

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Be careful with those "Holy Rollers" they have a way of making life miserable for people. :mad: I would definitely cover my ass!!! Certainly let local law enforcement know what's going on so that if you have to make a complaint they have some prior knowledge of the circumstances. A Video camera would not be a bad idea. Better to have and not need than to need and not have!!!:rolleyes:
 

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Don, I hate to say it, but the moment you get angry, they've already partly won the war. Stay calm, don't get mad, get even. I also like the idea of video surveillance. Black Cat wants me to set up something like that also. And don't resort to the whole devil worship thing, Halloween already has a bad enough reputation as it is. On another forum, when the same type problem arose, a member waited till X-Mas decoration time and bought three of those air inflateable snowmen. Then he painted fangs on them. He set them up as far from the bad neighbor as possible. Then every night, after dark, he would go out and move them a little closer to the neighbor, until finally they were staring over the fence at them, lol. Be clever and creative in your revenge, it's the American way.
 

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Well if she starts making trouble and yelling then try and talk her down and try and explane halloween, reserch and beat her that way, unless she's a big bibal thummper in that case I would laugh (I know I know its not the best course but always good.) But lets face it people take these things at value and soon she could have the church against you.
 

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I vote for the video.

I'd be careful she didn't trash your props.

If she does and you catch it on film you could always get a restraining order.

And wouldn't that be great. ;-)

Sort of like the Garfield harassing the dog just beyond the limit of the leash.

Please let us know how it turns out.
 

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hey don, well we have aneigh bour like that,well not exaclty the same but pretty close. Anyway If you wanted do something a little more "proffesional" (and in my opinion would get the community talking) is that if you have a local newspaper, I would send in one of those letter thingy's. Just talk about halloween is all about fun and that if your not one for it just stay in your house and sulk becauase your not part of all the action. DONT STAND DOWN HALLOWEEN IS HERE TO STAY!!!!!!(btw put out as many props as you can)
 

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That's the kind of things that really upset me. :mad:

I dunno what I would do as this is tricky... I would probably call the police though and let them know about this situation and they will probably tell you what to do...
 

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seriously, tel her if she does it again you will charge her for slander


its the crime she is committing, along with wasting police time.

And not to mention lying, last time i checked thats a sin in all walks of christianity
 

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Right, that's filing a false report. I doubt you'll have any real problems with the police; they're just obligated to check out all the complaints they get. For instance, we had the police show up at our house one Halloween during a party, because someone had phoned them saying that we were keeping dead bodies in our basement. As outlandish as it was, they had to check it out.

False claims like that can have some pretty nasty consequences, if anyone can prove ill intent. In our case, someone had misunderstood someone else talking about our decorations; we didn't even have a basement. It was still pretty fun to have the cops searching through our fake skeletons and coffins on Halloween night. =/

But that lady's call wasn't innocent, by any stretch. Chances are, the police have already had a nice little chat with her.
 

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I guess we're really lucky in that none of the neighbors bothers us at all. Last year the priest brought the Sunday School class, along with some of the senior members of the church, to our display. This year, for our Halloween party, there will be at least 2 priests in attendance, probably in costume. And my husband is getting ready to go back to school to become a priest-imagine the priest and the Halloween queen!!!! Some people will do anything they can to ruin things for you but I like the suggestions to be tactful about it. You don't want the rest of the congregation complaining to the police as well. I have a brother in law who is anti-Halloween because it's evil. He forgets that he used to go out for Halloween every year and came to our party many times before meeting the new wife and joining her cult, I mean church. Now he has a young daughter, who will never know the joys of trick or treating! Best of luck.
 

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Vlad made a good point. First dont't let them get you mad and bait you into doing something they can use against you. Second the video idea is a good one although sad that you have to do such a thing. Third, invite the local news paper to run a store on you and your haunt. Give the full show on how its done and how much work it is. And that you do this as a hobby that you like to share with the community. You are no different then the people that put up a million lighs on xmas and they get complaints about how bright it is at night with all the light. And lastly, if the police have to stop by be as good natured as you can, even if you have to bit your tounge to do it. You want them on your side. Be polite and helpful, no ranting. Be the adult in this situation and it will win points.If you make a point to be part of the whole community you will have more people on your side. Good luck.
 

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Its.****ing.on.

The bitch called the cops again today and said we left the dog out all day.
Yeah, he was out all day, a nice fall day with my wife in the yard decorating and raking leaves in her view the whole time on his leash.

Suggestions for mayhem?

Ironicly I got a free Marilyn Manson CD "Lest We Forget" in the mail today, maybe crank it during services while dancing in the front yard wearing this:
http://www.spirithalloween.com/inde...d-6b561ba4aa38/
 

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I wouldn't go and do something that could get you in trouble. If you are not breaking the law, then by all means, talk to the police and kindly let them know what the old bitty is about. If she calls them enough she will really start looking bad. Other than that I would bite my tongue. She's just looking for an excuse to discredit you!!! Got any tombstones that need lettering....put her name on it (with one misplaced letter, of course) that ought to get the old goat humming!!!
 
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