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Should I Celebrate Halloween

We do not celebrate halloween back home in Singapore. As we are now posted to China, with my 2 kids studing in American school, the school will be 'celebrating' halloween. Please advise if its ok for them to participate in T&T? Where can I read up on this subject.

Moderator - No, Christians wouldn't want to participate because it is a satantic holiday and has nothing to do with Christianity.

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The use of knives and forks and spoons for eating started first among pagans.
Are we then to avoid their use?
---alan_of_UK on 7/1/07


I have to disagree with you on Christmas.
That is the day when every Christian I know of Celebrates the birth of the word become flesh, our Christ, Lord God Jesus.

I'm not even concerned with Halloween because the history on that is a little distorted but I don't celebrate Halloween.

---Brenda on 6/30/07

Halloween is of pagan origin, as well as Christmas. We are not to have anything to do with paganism. "Learn NOT the way of the heathen."
God has His way of worship laid out in scripture. His Holy Days and His Sabbath.
None of the pagan holidays are to be kept by followers of Christ.
---audrey on 6/29/07

The history of Halloween doesn't necessarily mean it is of Satanic nature however, to be on the safe side, I avoid it and celebrate "All Saints Day on November 1st.
The Halloween topic could be one of great debate if done in proper way.
---Brenda on 6/28/07

I do let my children celebrate Holloween, but only as a childish, nonreligious venture. While I find it perfectly valid for a Christian to refuse to participate in such a pagan holiday, I prefer to teach my children that such an event is not to be taken seriously and pertains to past and very false notions. This way I have taken the allure out of it.

Of course, I also keep it very simple, I do not dress up my house in elaborate decorations or make a big deal out of it.
---lorra8574 on 6/23/07

it is funny how alot of holidays revolve around pegans. Its is also funny that the holidays of freedom are not celebrated as Jesus did. Keep in mind, Birds of a feather flock together. Rememeber the period of 1000 years. No one would know better than him the heart of man is his biggest strength and strongest weakness. find that door, remember code.
---0:- on 6/23/07


How can Christ and Satan be glorified together on the same platform?
---Prodigal24 on 6/18/07

Be led by the Holy spirit, dear sister, in this matter. If you choose to take your kids trick or treating, do be safe. Go in groups, stay mostly in your own neighborhood. Only take wrapped candy, nothing loose or exposed. Or you may choose to give a party at your home. Invite some of your kids friends,relatives, have treats, watch a family movie. Be creative. Or your church may do something for the kids. More
---Robyn on 6/17/07

More: I personally have stopped putting up halloween decorations but I give candy to the kiddies along with gospel tracts in their goody bags. My sons are grown now but I did do the t&t. Every year was something different. Be persuaded in your own heart, as to what to do. Bless you
---Robyn on 6/17/07

Allow the Bible to speak for itself:

You cannot deny that Halloween is mainly focused on fear, darkness, monsters, the occult and violence. Are these what you are teaching your children?
---Steveng on 6/17/07

My granddaughter's church celebrates "Hallelujah Night" in which the local children dress in costume.....animals, characters from books or comics (nothing scary---they're encouraged to dress as biblical characters). They have games such as "Fishers of Men" in which they fish for prizes, answer bible quizzes (asked by St Peter at the "Gates of Heaven"), and hand out candy to the youngsters. There is always a huge turnout, and it's a safe alternative to trick or treating.
---Nan on 6/17/07

Come on Halloween is not about Satan it's about little kids who want to dress up as superman and get candy.
---Katie on 1/5/07

Why should we let satan run amuck on this day?? Should we stand by and let him have a feast? I don't think so!!! My family and I hand out tracs with candy. The tracs talk about the origin and evils of halloween. Depending on the age of child, theres one for everyone. Why not use this day to witness instead of hiding????
---Athena on 9/20/06

Halloween is the high holy day for satanists.
They like that we "help" them celebrate.

And there is the safety problem. Child molesters run amuck on this night. In addition, all the hospitals in my area offer free X-Rays of candy collected, looking for straight pins, razor blades etc. Is it REALLY worth all that so your kids won't feel 'out of place?' I think not!!
---NVBarbara on 11/1/05

The only way for the scared humans to escape the torment of the demons was for them to offer them dainty foods and sweets or they could disguise themselves and join the romp of these horrible looking creatures disguised as dismembered humans, devils, ghosts and witches.
The better option: Have a Fall Festival with pumpkin pies, root beer floats or fresh apple cider and hey rides etc celebrating God the Creator for the regularity with which He produces the seasons for our enjoyment.
---Pierre on 10/23/05

I would suggest that Christians should not celebrate Halloween and here is one reason.
It is bases on an ancient Drudic belief that during the night of Nov. 1 demons, witches and evil spirits roamed the earth in wild and furious rompings, announcing "their season" of long nights and early dark of the winter month, during which they had "fun" with poor
mortals, frightening and harming them and playing 'mean tricks' on them. TBC
---Pierre on 10/23/05

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Moderator ... I suppose you do not object to Independence Day because it can't be associated in any way with paganism. Nor can the UK Remembrance Day. But what are yuor thoughs about Valentines day. OK it is not celebrated as a Christian festival, but there are pagan origins?

Moderator - I have not researched the topic in depth so I don't know. Anybody else studied the topic in depth?
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/21/05

Rebecca ... you will probably have realised from my other posts that I do not support the moderators disapproval (no, condemnation) of most celebrations.

But I do find Halloween quite an obnoxious festival. Firstly it celebrates something which is directly contrary to Christian belief (souls erupting from their graves for the night) and secondly the trick or treat antics can terrify elderly people.
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/21/05

Moderator: That is fine, 'cause I don't care what others think about me or my family. If others around me aren't happy then that is their fault not mine. Me and my family are a happy family. What others think really don't bother me. Alot of people care what others think, and that is where their problem lies. Too hung up on others opinions that they can't enjoy life.
---Rebecca_D on 10/18/05

There is nothing Christian about celebrating Halloween. I would ask the school to excuse my children the day they celebrate.
---Sally on 10/18/05

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Moderator: I am speaking for myself. My family celerbrates, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Independance Day, Valentines Day, Halloween, etc...We enjoy life and having good clean fun. We are not dead but alive. And I refuse to be a dried up ole prune.

Moderator - If someone was looking from the outside, then your family is a clear example of the pagan world.
---Rebecca_D on 10/17/05

Aposate Christians have "compromised" since they were liberated (from persecution)in the 4th century ,so we see today a hodge-podge mixture ...true Christians are hard to find as Jesus said "narrow is the gate and FEW there be that find it"!
---1st_cliff on 10/17/05

Halloween is the most awkward holiday of the year. In my childhood I was forbidden to go out. Then sometimes I would let my children go out or we would gather instead at the church. And I have received numerous lectures on the evils of Halloween and how we should not be part of it. Many cultures never recognize it.
Why do schools allow it but take down the Picture of Jesus? It bothers me that we concentrate on evil and not on the good things of the Lord.
---barbara67 on 10/17/05

Did some research on hallowe'en for a friend of mine ... steer clear ... it's as pagan as pagan can be. The church of the time decided to use these days to celebrate too, but of course, as Christians. What church was that? Not one I'll ever attend. It's also thought to be the pagan New Year.
---Nellah on 10/17/05

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Many Christian churches here in New Zealand are offering an alternative to halloween. They organise "Light Parties" held in a static venue, with games, opportunities to dress up, (not in halloween style costumes)fun and games, and party food . The few years they have been going have been quite successful. Because the venue is static, the kids are not roaming the streets, and are safe.
---Margaret on 10/17/05

i agree with the moderator's reply.
---Eloy on 10/17/05

I peronally don't see anything wrong with it. It gives the mother and her children a chance to have fun, with costumes, decorations, candy, invite friends over. The only way it could be satanic is to make it that way. If a person doesn't take part in halloween then don't take part in the any other MAN MADE holidays. Their all MAN MADE. Get over it and have fun in life.

Moderator - What other pagan ceremonies are you recommending that Christians get involved with?
---Rebecca_D on 10/17/05

As Cliff says, Hallloween is the night before All Saints day, when we remember (not worship) the saints (and that is ordinary folk) who have gone before
Halloween is the previous night when it is said that the graves are opened and the souls are allowed back into the world. Not a night to be out!
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/17/05

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No, Christians should not be celebrating Halloween. Bringing this celebration into a church and re-labeling it Hallelujah Night IS still celebrating this satanic holiday (Just like Christmas and Easter). Brothers and Sisters Do not be deceived.
---Aly on 10/17/05

Trick or treat is extortion (treat me or I'll trick you!) Halloween is of Catholic origen ,the eve' before "All Saints Day" (Nov.1)
---1st_cliff on 10/17/05

My son does not participate in Halloween Because of what it stands for. On halloween night we have a special together time we order pizza and watch a good clean movie, play board games or just sit and read together. We also do not hand out candy and this is just promoting it for others. when seeing how some people dress their little ones up as devils and witches, that says it all as to what it is about and what they are teaching their young children.
---Marla on 10/17/05

encourage your children not to participate in the traditional halloween. It is of satan. Our church has a festival for young and teens to get them out of the halloween atmosphere. The festival has nothing to do with halloween.... it is the opposite.
---shira_5965 on 10/17/05

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Recently, I did a short paper on Holloween. It was very interesting. The background is pagan in nature. (If you have internet service, just type in the word, "holloween" in the address section.) Most of the churches I've been associated with as a Christain missionary have taken this holiday and turned it into an outreach program. I do not endorse "treat or treat" because of the background of this holiday. You might have a party of your own and turn it into a positive experience.
---WIVV on 10/17/05

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