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Christians Partipate In Halloween

Should Christian partipate in Halloween?

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 ---Macky on 10/6/06
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This is a pagan festival, why would you want to celebrate with pagans? You open yourselves up to demons and dangers. Children should not go to strangers' houses unaccompanied, anything might happen. Anyway, begging door to door is for the extreme poor, not for people who have homes. Unicef is not necessarily Christian either.
---frances on 2/8/08

There is no reason not to; Many church youth groups Trick or Treat for UNICEF. Enjoy the holiday.
---notlaw99 on 2/8/08

Hi Madison, I was born and raised in Detroit, now I live just outside of Detroit in a city called Fraser. Can you beleive it is actually SNOWING right here right now? Help! It's only October! I have a feeling I need to get ready for a long, cold, white winter! I do love my state though, it's beautiful.
---sue on 10/12/06

I don't participate in halloween, but in the month of October, we do have a fall fest get together with the children at church. It is normally around thanksgiving, (Canadian), more so than Halloween time. We play games, eat food, maybe watch a movie, there is nothing halloweeny about it.
Sam, I won't even let my cats outside, from Oct.30 till after halloween is over, they don't like it, but its safer for them.
---bethie on 10/12/06

sue: My daughter lives outside Lansing. I love Michigan. I have never been to Detroit, but would like to visit there someday.
---Madison1101 on 10/11/06

In our neighboorhood, the SPCA will not let people adopt cats most of October. The reason: the devil's people sacrifice them on Halloween.
---sam on 10/12/06

Here, in Detroit Michigan, the night before halloween was always called, "Devil's Night" until several years ago. The people got together and changed it to Angel's Night. It took a lot of work, but slowly the attitude changed regarding this night. No more fires and destruction.
---sue on 10/11/06

Halloween started out years ago by Christians as " Hallowed Eve", now it has become the Devils holiday. Me and my house do not celebrate Satan.
---Margaret on 10/11/06

Thanksgiving has everything to do with God. Some "dead" people are in better form than the living. No costume needed.
---R.A. on 10/11/06

Rebecca ... here in the UK, where Trick or Treat came relatively recently from the USA, people buy candy for the little children because they fear that if they do not give to the little darlings, they will have excrement put through the letter boxes, and cars damaged, and windows broken.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 10/10/06

See my answer to Mike 10/07/06 and see if you can figure it out for your self.

Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
---Bruce5656 on 10/10/06

Rebecca ... here in the UK, where Trick came relatively recently from the USA, people buy candy for the little children because they fear that if they do not give, they will have excrement put through the letter boxes, and cars damaged.
---Alan8869_of_UK on 10/10/06

What is the difference between Halloween and Thanksgiving? Halloween, you buy candy and give it out to little children. Thanksgiving you buy food and the family gets together. Neither one has to do anything with God. My kids are going trick or tricking, and I don't see a problem with it.
---Rebecca_D on 10/10/06

I remember learning about Halloween when I was a little girl. The reason I remember it is because my birthday is November 1st. Catholics celebrate All Saints Day that day. Halloween is short for All Hallows Eve, the night before All Saints Day.
---Madison1101 on 10/9/06

In the Book of 2 Kings, read about the good kings. The good kings of Judah ordered the false statues and worship to cease. If it does not honor or glorify God, do not celebrate it. Yes, Halloween is a pagean idea and still is. Take time to study Halloween and it's history. It is worth your time.
---Ralph on 10/9/06

No. I took time to study the history of Halloween and there is nothing that edifies nor glorifies God in Halloween. Halloween is the celebration of the dead and God did not call us to celebrate the dead people.
---Ralph on 10/9/06

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Halloween, as observed in the USA, is pretty much an American holiday.

What is hypocritical is to hear churches rail against Halloween--but have a Pumpkin or Fall festival on 31 October.

In other words, they observe Halloween, but simply don't call it that.
---Jack on 10/8/06

Should I never bring my grand kids to disney land, or read them fairy tales anymore because these are 'lies'? Calm down, halloween means what you tell your kids, just tell them it's a fun day to dress up and get candy! Forget the evil stuff please!
---sue on 10/8/06

1-cont'd. Gifts were placed under the tree as offerings. The tree was decorated, an evergreen (eternal life). The wreath when black symbolizes death, yet green is life, again from pagan symbols. When we play bunnies & eggs games, they come from pagan fertility rites. Sure we can (and many do) either deny this or say it doesn't apply if we choose not to believe it. cont'd-2
---mikefl on 10/8/06

3-cont'd. I recently received 11 Christmas card samples from Motorcycle H.O.F., 3-Santa, 3-Tree, 2-wreaths, & 2-houses w/church in background. NONE having anything to do with Jesus. Typical "symtoms" of today's society view of Him. We can be part of the symptoms or part of the cure. Are we fer Him or again' Him? It doesn't get any simpler than that.
---mikefl on 10/8/06

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2-cont'd. . BUT, scripture has much to say against such. There are books written about the history of those times (i.e. TWO BABYLONS, MYSTERY BABYLON, BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION, etc.).Why must we wallow in paganism while we proclaim Christ freed us from it? He has many symbols if we must have them. ..cont'd-3
---mikefl on 10/8/06

Yes Easter has Bunnies and Eggs, but Christ is still a part of the holiday. The same is true with Christmas. These are Christ centered holidays. Halloween consits of nothing good in fact the commercialism promotes what the holiday is all about which is more than I can say about Easter or Christmas. When was the last time you saw an ad that watered down the meaning of helloween.
---Ricky_Bobby on 10/7/06

Learn not the ways of the heathen.
---eve on 10/7/06

I thought Roy Clark was no longer living?
---Spike on 10/7/06

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If you happen to be near Independence, Kansas between October 20 - 28 try to spend some time at the Neewallah Festival. the largest Halloween celebration in the USA. If you like country music, Roy Clark is featured this year, many civic event and a large parade on Saturday the 28th. It is a wonderful late fall festival come and enjoy it. I live in Independence for three years, people are not worshiping the Devil; just having a wonderful clean family experience and a lot safer than Lancaster, Penn.
---Phil_theElder on 10/7/06

I've always allowed my kids to participate in Halloween. They had no idea of it origins. The only thing on their mind was CANDY! Now that they are grown, they know, but enjoy sharing candy with children and passing out children's Bible tracts.
---Cana on 10/7/06

Your statement reminds me of the proverbial ostrich with it's head buried in the sand. Take a look around at the secular symbols of:
Easter: Bunnies and eggs (admittedly an odd combination).
Christmas: Santa and commercialism.
Thanksgiving: turkeys and cornucopia.
Valentine's Day: Hearts and cupids
Halloween: Witches, demons, the dead - or un-dead, monsters, vampires, haunted houses, scary stories, werewolves, ghosts etc.

You do the math.
---Bruce5656 on 10/7/06

"Abstain even the appearance of evil". To me that means not taking on a festival that came from satanic rites. It also would mean naming it "fall festival" or "hero costume contest" doesn't change what it is from. But then I don't do the tree either. And yes it can be pushed to seem legalistic and promote questions of statues, photos, etc. BUT I believe we as individuals should follow our own convictions without condemning others who may not have the same revelaton.
---mikefl on 10/6/06

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Halloween is no more or less evil than any other pagan holiday, as most holidays are pagan in source. If one is considered evil, then all of them are. Dec. 25, Mithras, Valetines day, Easter, etc etc etc

Do not forget months and days of the weeks are also pagan, mostly based on pagan Gods, should they be dismissed as well?
---MikeM on 10/6/06

Not unless you witness to people. Halloween has Satanic roots all over.
---sam on 10/6/06

Considering it is one of the biggest satan worshipper nights, why would a Christian want to participate in one of satan's wordly things? Would Jesus participate? I don't think so. Neither should we as Believers IN Christ Jesus.
---Donna9759 on 10/6/06

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