• Larry

    If Christians didn’t want to acquire Halloween as one of its traditions, they should not have converted all those Germanic and Celtic peoples.

    Those guys never let religion get in the way of a good time. 🙂

  • Garson Abuita

    Why stop at rebranding candy corn? Think of all the things you could do: Red Vines= Centurion Whips, red M&M’s = Jesus’s Blood Drops (you may sense a pattern here), candy necklaces= Candy Rosaries.. (ScriptureCandy.com might not go for that).

  • Fran

    Halloween shares similar themes of contact with the spirit world involving spirits of the dead, fairies, witches, and even the Devil and demon angels.

    It has pagan origins (just Google Halloween origins) and it deeply rooted in ancestor worship. Although viewed mostly as an “American holiday,” more countries have been adopting it.

    Many Wiccans, who follow Celtic rituals, call Halloween by the ancient name of Samhain and consider it the most sacred night of the year. “Christians don’t realize it, but they’re celebrating our holiday with us. . . We like it,” stated the USA Today, when quoting a professed witch.

    Celebrations like Halloween are in conflict with Bible teachings and God’s view of it. (Deuteronomy 18:10,11, The Jerusalem Bible; Leviticus 19:31; Galatians 5:19-21).

    I refuse, as a Christian, to have anything to do with it, and I will be away from my house when it takes place.

  • Mikehorn

    The resistance to Halloween always baffled me. Like people who don’t like scary movies. Fine, don’t watch them. But the rest of us enjoy them a great deal, the thrill of a little fright, some candy, seeing cool costumes or some really great decorating. And, of course, candy. Spiked cider for adults.

    Really, just do your thing and don’t spoil everyone else’s fun.

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  • Fran

    It is God’s opinion on this that matters the most, since He knows what is best and worst for us; and not “our idea” of having fun, dressing in costume concerning themes of spiritism, and providing candy to complete strangers.

    One also had to worry if, in this crazy world of ours, anyone would inject drugs into candy that is provided to others. I remember, as a kid, someone having injected a razor blade into an apple. It is not exactly a “safe” holiday in physical and godly ways.

    Also, in today’s world, there is a plethora of movies, books, and TV programs that promote spiritism, poltergeists, fortune-tellers, paranormal activity, psychics, haunted houses, “dead men walking,” witches (Harry Potter), zombies, etc. Halloween fits into this picture perfectly as well. I will continue to consider it “Satan’s holiday,” which many people in today’s world consider as just “having fun.”

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  • Ben in oakland

    And THAT, dear Fran, is the difference between you and many, many people in the world.

    Everything for you is fraught with spiritual consequences, even just having a party. Even just dressing up as things we know don’t exist and never have existed.

    Everything is a razors edge to be trod on with bare feet. One little “owwwww!” Is enough to send you over the edge and into the pit.

    Because everything we do and everything we are is so awful that God had to kill himself, to sacrifice himself to himself to make up for his own lack of foresight.

    It is such a strange vision of a god “who so loved the world…”