We have chosen not to mark this day, and I am just a wee bit confused when I read of so many believers' blogs saying it is quite acceptable to join in the festivities.
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A. I don't celebrate Halloween and I don't let my daughter either. I think a lot of Christians that actually do participate in Halloween activities are not doing it out of a heart to celebrate wickedness but just because they think its "fun". There was a great article from my church's publication a few years ago about the Origin of Halloween (click to enlarge):
Not only has Hallows Eve become Halloween and full of satanic icons, it also carries with it the "trick or treat" which is basically a threat that if you don't give a treat, you will receive a trick. That carries over into the egging and toilet-papering of houses. It is far from an observance of Christian martyrs lol. Rather, its become a major day of the year to rejoice in all things evil, wicked and vile. It is the most sacred day of the year for Wiccans who practice witchcraft with a night full of fear, horror and terror that enthralls them with excitement.
Would you want to join in on those festivities? It is a night full of glory for the devil and all things devilish - so ask yourself the question: Would a Christian join in on a night and activities that bring Satan and all things evil glory?