Is Halloween ok for children or is it too anti Christian in your opinion?
If letting children dress up as their favorite character and go house to house, often as a family event to boot, to get candy and have FUN is considered too anti-Christian then it's a sad, sad day in America, in my opinion. Pick your battles. If you're teaching kids that Halloween is evil or bad then they will believe it to be evil and bad. If you keep it simple, let them have fun, dress up and get candy, how on earth is that anti-Christian? Halloween will be what you make of it, plain and simple.
Yeah, I don't think that's the point of the video.. No one who sends their kids out is having these kinds of thoughts... its all meant in fun. This is just one man's story and it is worth being told.
Actually, I was just commenting on the OP. I didn't see the video.
Wearing costumes to get candy doesn't mean anything beyond that to 99.9% of people.
This year I'm making it as anti-Christian as possible...
I'm dressing my son as Obama and my daughter as Nancy Pelosi. I'm going as a lesbian and my husband is going as Charles Darwin.
There's a party at Sam Harris' house. It's all-vegan non-monsanto buffet. There will be absolutely no red wine or crackers.
We're car pooling in Dan Barker's Prius.
At the end of the evening, after the kids go to sleep, we're all going to sit around and read excerpts from the Roe vs. Wade transcripts.
What's with Halloween and Christianity all of a sudden? When I was a kid everyone dressed up in a costume and trick or treated, mostly for the candy, but some of us just wanted to get outside and walk around in the dark. The finest Christians in our church gave out candy and let their kids go trick or treating. Maybe Hollywood should shoulder some of the blame for their depictions of ghoulish things. But then the crucifixion that Christians treasure so much was bloody cruelty personified. I think Christians have gotten too dang self-righteous for their own good.
Oh yeah, it's totally Satan's holiday. I don't even buy candy during the month of October because it's been prayed over by witches before it's sent to stores.
Christmas is more anti-Christian than Halloween. Halloween is just based on an ancient tradition of making sure the dead move on to the afterlife and don't haunt you, whereas Christmas used to be both the Winter Solstice and (for the Romans) Saturnalia--the former was all about human sacrifice, while the latter was about gluttony, gambling, and overall debauchery.
You might want to research the origin of most holidays if you're worried about them being anit-Christian.
Let them dress up. The candy is the worst part of the holiday if you ask me.
Oops. It looks like I was the only one who posted for those who don't celebrate. It's a family choice. Ive been to many churches who celebrate it straight out... some who only do Harvest Parties and some who choose not to recognize it at all.
The first thing we always told the kids is that there is no judgement involved. We don't judge anyone for celebrating differently than we do. It's a personal call for each family and we are all influenced by different things.
I was influenced by stories like this growing up.
http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2009/10/3 … ttle-girl/
I don't share that to in any way influence any one, but solely to share why my fam doesn't celebrate. We have chosen to hand out candy as a way to show ppl that we love them as opposed to just keeping the door locked. It feels right to us so that's how it goes down. The kids hand out the candy so they feel that they have something to contribute that day. Sometimes we hand out cartoons that tell kids God loves them, sometimes we don't. The parents are always there (except with the teens) so they can remove those if they want.
Anyway, that's what we do. I'm sure everyone's different.
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