Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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  1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
    ReneeDC1979posted 11 years ago

    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?

  2. cloverleaffarm profile image68
    cloverleaffarmposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you cloverleaffarm

  3. All4familyharmony profile image60
    All4familyharmonyposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Graet answer All4familyharmony - it's fun -takes the seriousness out of life

  4. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    As just about all Christian celebrations were stolen from the old religions, Samhain included, I see no reason why they shouldn't celebrate it.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Mick S

  5. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you lburmaster for your comment.

  6. Goody5 profile image59
    Goody5posted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment Goody5!

  7. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
      ReneeDC1979posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you janshares! It's nice to have fun, surprise people with a crazy costume, laugh, and eat some SUGAR!


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