Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mailbag: Christians & Halloween

Q.  Bev, I would just like to ask you a question on your viewpoint regarding Halloween. It is not an activity that we participate in, as it is not acceptable here at all in this country. I don't live in the USA.
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.
I value your opinions on many controversial issues, and as you know, I really benefit from subscribing to your blog.

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?

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candy ♥ said...

i agree

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Candy! :)


Anonymous said...

I completely agree. I know some people argue that Christmas has pagan roots or other holidays that do not have the same meaning today. Halloween is still a day for witches, so why celebrate? What IS there to celebrate?

What do you think about churches that have their "harvest festivals" that day though? Personally, I don't like them but I'd like to know your opinion. Thanks and God bless!


Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks for your comment Nancy! What is a harvest festival?


Anonymous said...

I've heard them be called different things such as: "trunk or treat night" Hallelujah Harvest" "Harvest Festival" etc. It's where a church has an event Halloween night so the kids don't feel like they are missing out on anything. I don't really like it because I feel as though it is indirectly celebrating Halloween because it's an event put on the actual night of Halloween. What do you think though?

Christian Homekeeper said...

Just from what you described it doesn't seem evil to me but I wouldn't participate in one.


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