Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
I wonder if too much emphasis is put on the holiday to represent souls and spirits. I see it as a day for people to really enoy life, be something or someone else, and have fun. What do you think?
I think if Christians really knew their religion, they would not have a problem with celebrating Halloween. It is not a "satanic" holiday, as many Christians believe.
I think it would be worse to teach children that they cannot participate because of religion. God wants us to enjoy life. Just keep it positive and fun.
As just about all Christian celebrations were stolen from the old religions, Samhain included, I see no reason why they shouldn't celebrate it.
They do not entirely focus on the souls and spirits part. Halloween is remembered for the idea of spirits coming down to the earth. But Christian's believe in spirits going to heaven or hell with angels visiting earth every once in a while. The two, Halloween and Christian's, tend to clash.
However, many Christian families celebrate Halloween for the fun of the holiday. The sugary treats, the thrill of dressing as someone else, and for their children to enjoy the special day. And I do believe they should celebrate Halloween, but not for the spirits.
People everywhere are over thinking Halloween way too much these days. It's all about the little ones getting excited about a day when they can put on a costume and get a little free candy. We did it when we were young, and now it's their turn. It's just for a couple of hours in one single night of the year, and people need to just take a chill pill, and relax. If it really bothers some people that much, then turn off your porch light, and ignore any knocks at the door. I remember selfish people doing that back in my trick or treat days, and I'm sure others out there remember these ignorant people as well.
I dont have a problem focusing on the fun and enjoyment of Halloween, especially for the little ones. I think its fine for kids and adult to dress up in costimes once a year without any association of evil or negativity. As Goody5 said, I grew trick-or-treating, getting costumes and candy, none of which ever interfered with our religious activities or beliefs.
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