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Halloween

  1. sybleschitoskey profile image59
    sybleschitoskeyposted 6 years ago

    For Christians: what is your view on celebrating halloween?

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      exorterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do not call letting your little ones knock on doors for the candy celebrating

    2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
      AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      It is likely that different Christians hold many views, rather than only one fixed view, about Hallowe'en.

      The word "Hallowe'en" derives from "All Hallows Eve" - hence the use of punctuation within that word.  All Hallows Eve refers to the night prior to All Hallows Day, arguably an invention of the 16th century when the Christian church did its utmost to impose its own invented festivals over pre-existing ones.

    3. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Most Christians will dress up their kids, decorate their houses and sometimes don a costume themselves, and enjoy Halloween, despite their religious beliefs. smile

    4. Disappearinghead profile image88
      Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just a stupid American idea imported into Europe a few decades ago. Its just another thinly veiled excuss to sell cheap commercialised tat to chavs.

    5. lcg4jc profile image79
      lcg4jcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi sybleschitoskey, good question but a loaded one as well.

      The majority of Evangelical Christians believe that Halloween is pagan in its origin and therefore choose not to celebrate.

      However, just as any holiday celebration, Christians vary in their their participation of Halloween.

      Some Christians choose to believe that everyday is the Lord's day and therefore will take out any form of its "pagan" origin and celebrate 10/31as a time in fall to thank God for His bounty,  (aka Harvest Time and is much more akin to the Jewish festival of booths in which God's providential care of His people is the focus). The activities in this Harvest Celebration are in no way similar to the activities in Halloween.

      Then there is another group, which by the way is a very limited group,  that believe that there is no harm in celebrating Halloween.

      So, as with all things pertaining to issues of faith that are not specifically addressed in the Word, it is a personal conviction of right and wrong. 

      With that said, may I just conclude by saying that in all things, Christians have a mandate not to do anything that will cause another brother to fall.

      So lets say one believer doesn't think its wrong to go out, but another believer is struggling with the idea of it being right or wrong. The believer who doesn't see anything wrong in joining in the celebration should be willing to refrain from participating in order that the brother that is weak in his/her conviction will not to fall into temptaion.

      In other words the believers mandate is to walk in selfless love. Understanding that one's actions can either bless or curse (harm) another person and as such must make choices based and founded on love because we are all our brothers keeper.

      Again,I just want to say it is a great question but one that is loaded. Thank you for posting it and I hope my answer was somewhat helpful in understanding the Christian communitys' thoughts on Halloween.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Just a superstition in the name of religion

    1. skyfire profile image73
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yup, just like id-ul-fitra.

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Did Jesus participate in Halloween or he started it?

        1. skyfire profile image73
          skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Halloween has celtic origin,way before jesus birth.

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            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So Halloween has nothing to do with Moses and Jesus.

            1. skyfire profile image73
              skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Same applies to id-ul-fitra, valentine and many festivals out there. Who said one should only waste time in festival if it is related to christ or YAMAHA ?

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                paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                What do you undestand from "id-ul-fitr"? Please

                1. skyfire profile image73
                  skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  What do you want to do with this world by restricting people to only islamic festivals ? Explain please.

                  1. profile image66
                    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I know the Atheists Skeptics Agnostics are very superstitious people

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    jenierika9posted 6 years ago

    hi i like that

  4. stilljustwonderin profile image62
    stilljustwonderinposted 6 years ago

    Halloween has nothing to do with faith.  To me it is simply a day for the little kids to dress up and have some fun.

  5. sybleschitoskey profile image59
    sybleschitoskeyposted 6 years ago

    Thanks everybody for your conversations!

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Halloween is just superstition

  7. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Halloween is my best friend's birthday and I don't know about what other Christians will or won't do, but all the Christians, Jews, Pagans, gays, energy people, etc. that I've invited to her surprise birthday party are going to party like it's 1999 all night long.

 
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