Is it o.k. for Christians to celebrate Halloween?
I am not for certain if this question was directed at me, but I would say that Halloween asside from it's pagan roots has never been an issue in my household. Dressup, go out, get candy, no big deal. It seems to me however, that the influence of this holiday has been severely directed to exploit women with the abundance in provocative costumes for women. A shop opened in my neighborhood that definately takes it to the next level, with not only several rooms full of slutty outfits for women but, also multipule statues of decayed corpses, the place was adorned with half eaten torsos covered in rats and midevil torture victims reminicent of a Canibal Corpse album cover.
Still the fun for the kids I canot deny. People are too paranoid to let their children run around the terrorist filled streets to recieve poison candy or suffer from abduction, which in my mind lets the terrorists win. to answer this, my Church has a trunk or treat, in which all of the families gather together in the parking lot of the church and open candy filled trunks and let the kids run around from car to car collecting candy. Everyone has a good time, the trick or treating gets done in halfthe time and there is usually ample loot for the kids.