Halloween is not a Holiday
here are the real Holidays as per USA said
Tuesday, January 1 New Years Day
Monday, January 21 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 18* Washingtons Birthday
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 1 Labor Day
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 25 Christmas
---paul on 11/2/08|
I've been a catholic, all my life and untill I came to Canada I had never heard of Hallowen,which upon investigating found it is a secular festival in which ALL participate as it is mainly meant for Younger Kids to obtain Treats as eg candies Chocolates Apples.what this has got to do with the Kingdom of God is only professed by those who are bigoted,meanspirited as it has no religious value,but much folklore of ancient times in connnection with Harvesting or like thanksgiving.An occassion to celebrate before the snow flies.
---Mic on 10/31/08|
No Holly4jc, you are misleading others.
Some Catholics in America do participate in Halloween.
Note I said participate not celebrate.
Halloween is an US holiday.
Not all Catholics are in America.
We are a very small part of the RCC.
The Pope most likely doesn't know what halloween is about if you asked him.
The RCC does not know, prompt or given it a date in our Calendar.
An American picked Oct31 as the day for Halloween, not the RCC.
The RCC picked December 25th for Christmas.
This American holiday is a Feast day of the RCC. This Holiday/Feast Day I celebrate indeed.
The RCC had the date of Christmas first. The U.S.A just selected this day to be a holiday with the other holidays we have.
---Nicole on 10/30/08|
Secularist had changed the RCC's Feast Day.
Christmas:The birth of Christ.
Easter:The Resurrection of Jesus
St.Valentine Day:A true man in history who was holy. A man of God
Secularist:fat baby with a bow and arrow shooting couples to fall in love.
St.Patrick:A true man of Ireland who was a holy bishop. A man of God.
Secularist:leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
All souls day:November 2 All Souls:Isaiah 25:6-9,Psalm 23:1-6,Romans 6:3-9,John6:37-4
The Feast of All Souls celebrates Christ's triumph over the power of death.
Witches and Secularist:Halloween Oct 31th.
Please stop putting these secular's holidays on the RCC, just because some Catholic.
---Nicole on 10/30/08|
Catholics most certainly DO celebrate Halloween. My co-worker brought in pictures of her kids today, all dressed up for a Halloween party at their school today and her little girl was dressed up like a witch. Now mind you...they attend Catholic private school. Also...I grew up in an Italian, Roman Catholic neighborhood in NY and EVERYONE in the neighborhood celebrated Halloween with decorations and giving out candy and their kids trick or treated. But of course, the few Jewish families that lived in the neighborhood also participated...for they were also deceived into believing that Halloween is ok.
---Holly4jc on 10/30/08|
#1 The Catholic church prays to the Saints, but the Word says they are dead,thier thoughts perish,they know nothing at all. -- -Danelle on 8/8/08
The Church doesn't think heaven is a "dead" place. Catholics believe people in heaven are alive. (Mat 19:29,25:46, Mat 10:17-22, Mk 10:30, Lk 10:25-30, Lk 18:18-30, Jn 3:15-16). We see Lazarus alive by Abraham's side (Lk 16:22). And at the transfiguration we see Moses and Elijah alive beside Jesus. (Mat 17:3) There seems to be a lot of conversing in Heaven in Rev. (i.e.Rev 4:10). Jesus opened the gates to Heaven. Graves were opened.(Mat 27:52). Jesus said "Now he is a God not of the dead, but of the living, for to him all of them are alive." (Lk 20:39-40)
---emtp on 10/30/08|
Christians should NOT participate in Halloween, this is a day to celebrate the devil. Instead, Christians need to celebrate God's Feast days (Passover/First Fruits-March/April, Pentecost-May/June, and Atonement/Tabernacles-September/October). These are the Holidays that God said to celebrate forever in honor of Him.
---Leslie on 10/29/08|
We would have to go dig a hole and live in it if we did not participate in anything. Weddings,Christmas,other holidays etc...are all pagan. I use to wonder about these things yrs ago. I was so confused because every thing Christians did were wrong. I left the church for many yrs just to adjust and try to live a normal life.
I do participate in life but I do it in a godly way.Whever I go I let my light shine.
I like Halloween but I don't put up anything that will hurt or injure others. I basically give candy and gospel tracts for kids.
I make hotdogs,popcorn and other simple goodies for my family and enjoy the day.
If that makes me a pagan,oh well.
If my church or other family members do something I might participate in that,also.
---robyn on 10/29/08|
Another comment:We as Christians should read Micah 6:8.This speaks volumes and revelation to all Christians hearts and minds. When we have shared the Gospel with others and done our part in the Great Commission we should then do as God has said in this verse. I truly believe we will do ok if we heed this verse.This scripture brings peace and harmony to our hearts and minds. We can get rest for our souls and be able to participate in life without trying to be something we never will be and that is:perfect and without sin(s).
---Robyn on 10/29/08|
funny how it is hard for many to walk through the long and the narrow. Or should i say some are just getting lukewarm. Convictions are solid, and if they are not, it is unfortunate to even call ourselves believers.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance. As for my opinion on this topic, i feel that it is really childish to say "oh there is nothing wrong with this..." If the origins are pagan, then they are not good. Remember there is no worse blind man than that who refuses to see.
---Rene on 10/28/08|
If the people don't worship Satan or be involved in Wicca, then what is the harm? My family celerbrate Halloween, we decorate the house, and I take them trick or treating. I don't see the harm in it, as long as we're not doing anything wrong, which were not. So if anyone has anything to say to me about how wrong it is and how much it is a sin, keep your comments to yourself, cause frankly to us it isn't a sin.
---Rebecca_D on 8/12/08|
Halloween was for heathens. When I saw the Catholic church I attended celebrated it, I was astonished. That was another clue to me, that the Catholic Church was a false religion.---frances008 on 7/21/08
Catholics do not celebrate Halloween, Frances.
It is American secular holiday.
Maybe the members in your Catholic Church did. But, the RCC doesn't.
Catholics in America are part of the RCC.
The American Catholic Church is not part of the RCC.
Please show me in the RCC's Catechism, where the RCC promoting Halloween.
When you don't find it, please correct your statement. Be Nice.
---Nicole on 8/11/08|
Fraces0008 Your sentiments about pagan Rome and it's modern day traditions,ECHO mine exactly.I guess we have stepped on some Roman Catholic toes. I have been in that church(visiting) and I saw a lady bow to a stone statue of a dead person! There goes the first commandment.
---Danelle on 8/11/08|
all saints day is the day after Halloween. an all halos eve is the night before
---joe on 8/10/08|
Well, what Druids did in the sixteen hundreds and what Satan does don't decide what I am doing or what I mean by what I do. On Halloween . . . that's a day when families go out and trick or treat. Some do it with Satanic stuff, like witch costumes. Their Satanic stuff is IN them, all the OTHER time they do things, too.
I go out dressed as a 60-year-old man who is single and interested in seeing people I know and saying hi. I don't even think of dead people > I'm interested in the living people I enjoy seeing, and I am disappointed about ones who wear vain and evil stuff that they identify with. It would be interesting to see what your child wants to "be", so you can talk with your child about this, perhaps (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/10/08|
What does Labor Day have to do with god? What does mothers day, fathers day, valentines day, 4th of July, and thanksgiving have to do with god. Note that no one freaks out and starts yelling "THEY ARE EVIL HOLIDAYS!" Why? because they aren't threatening. Just because Halloween is a little spooky, creepy and deals with subject matter that is not Angels and Bunny Rabbits it's just GOT to be Evil and Of Saten. I'm a "blood washed" christian and i'm not going to stop celebrating halloween. It's a innocent holiday to pay respect to the dead that's all it is. Stop freakin' out the lord isn't going to smite you for paying respect to the dead.
---Jennifer on 8/10/08|
That was another clue to me, that the Catholic Church was a false religion.
---frances008 on 7/21/08
It's all saints day we celebrate- not Halloween
WE are not druids silly.
---paul on 8/9/08|
I have read several articles that state that halloween years ago was a celebration of the harvest. SAnta Claus is make-beleive also,but how many millions of people let their children beleive in st.nick? This is the stuff I hated in church. Why sweat the little stuff?
---Sally_Scott on 8/9/08|
Brian, I was always given to understand that Hallowe'en was All Hallows Evening (the evening before All Hallows Day, also known as All Saints Day (Nov. 1st).
I always thought that this was the point of it. All Hallows Day is when the churches (mainly Anglican and Roman Catholic) remember their dead but the pagans deliberately chose their 'alternative' festival the evening before.
---RitaH on 8/9/08|
Oh my, you people are disturbed at best. Halloween is a Pagan holiday as are most holidays celebrated by so called Christians. Read the Old Testament to see your roots! You are the reason these holidays are considered evil! It's just a time to be free, dress up and have meaningless fun! Your kids love it, you probably did once too. Stop forcing your beliefs on people just trying to enjoy themselves. Do us all a favor and stay home, sit in a corner with your precious bible and make a list of the things you CAN'T do!
---Dean on 8/9/08|
Not much more needs to be said. A person who loves God and Jesus who died for our sins and rose again, should have no interest or desire to have anything to do with the ungodly. Halloween is no exception. If a Christian has to wrestle with making a decision regarding this Satanic pagan day, they have some major issues regarding who they belong to.
---Robert on 8/8/08|
I have read your thoughts about Haloween and I fear that some of you are getting into the grey areas.You are REASONING and somewhat defensive concerning this evil festival.The Catholic church prays to the Saints, but the Word says the Saints are dead,thier thoughts perish,they know nothing at all. So how can a Saint help you? Yes,the C.church is deceptive and very pagan! Look up the meaning of these so-called holidays (a corruption of the word: Holy Day) and learn for yourselves. Now,ask yourself this question: would Jesus celebrate Halloween?
---Danelle on 8/8/08|
I am posting this because Halloween is coming up in about three months. Christians and non-christians are to avoid any participation in this evil so-called festival. It was brought to America during the sixteen hundreds by the Druids,a religious sect in Ireland. The Jack o'the Lantern represented satan.(Sorry about that name again friends).The grotesque pumpkin was carried as a lantern,lit with candles. The Druids were observing thier long dead family and friends--hallowing them with this pagan ritual they called "all souls eve", or Halloween.One should NEVER ALLOW ones' children to participate in this seemingly innocent activity! Please pass the word on!
---Danelle on 8/8/08|
When I was born again, and it took a few steps for me to come into the fullness of born again Christianity, I immediately knew that Halloween was for heathens. When I saw the Catholic church I attended celebrated it, I was astonished. That was another clue to me, that the Catholic Church was a false religion.
---frances008 on 7/21/08|
Halloweens not for Saved Bloodwashed Christians
doing it in ignorance is different!
---Carla5754 on 7/21/08|
Halloween is actualy "all hollows eve" which is not a pagan holiday thats a misconception. It was originaly a day for honoring the saints. Secular culture has made a claim to it, but the catholic still holds to the original purpose of the holiday.
---Brian on 7/21/08|
No its not. This Holiday is satanic in Nature (and has a Pagan origin) and should not be celebrated by blood wash Christians. Does anything in Halloween honor God?
---Ramon on 7/20/08|
Halloween is for Make-Believers.
Make-believers will have no problem celebrating Halloween. Watched a newsclip today of someone getting married on Halloween, everyone dressed up as gouls and witches, backdrop in a haunted house. I thought it was horrid, but make- believers have no problem riding a broom or a barb wired fence.
The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord
Great for the believer
Terrible for the unbeliever
Worse for the make-believer
---Bob on 10/25/07|
I believe it is the heart it which something is done. Non Christians who celebrate Christmas are not automatically considered holy or even honoring Christ. I think you have to check your own heart when celebrating anything.
---candy on 10/25/07|
Bible tells us that there are warnings before judgment comes. Those who pay little regard to the Word will not be ready when the wheel of judgment gets into full motion. The only way to escape the effects of calamities is to have Jesus Christ in full strength in your life. You will fear no evil and be used mightily to help others. If you know the Bible, understand the character of God, walk close to the Lord, have a strong prayer life - it will make every difference as to how you'll cope.
---Michelle on 10/10/07|
Andrea I hear where you're coming from but you are on a slippery slope of where to draw the line and say what is dodgy and what isn't (obviously the bible and believe that this is the basis for your beliefs but allot of the time God doesn't directly give directions on issues) for instances do not do things that cause other to stumble yet we are to be in the world but not of the world.
---Marty on 10/10/07|
Personally I prefer a new phenomena called light Parties!!! same opportunity for the kids to get out and have abit of fun as well as a common activity that allows people to connect on a cultural level strengthening communities. Isn't this a much better approach rather than just killing the joy and having the festival in a manner that honours God. I believe it is in God's will for us to have fun.
---Marty on 10/10/07|
Its no wonder the world looks at us like were strange. we should be somewhat strange but in these things - its silly to argue over them. We can share our beliefs and encourage others in the faith. But this bickering over costumes is silly
---Andrea on 9/27/07|
Carla: It is funny how a person can twist someone's words around and make it sound like they are flirting with Satan. I don't see the harm in it at all. We aren't practicing witchcraft by no means. So take your judgemental thoughts somewhere else.
---Rebecca_D on 9/27/07|
Our church does something called Hellhouse for young people where we basically show them what life is like without God. We have a decision room at the end of the experience where someone explains the gospel and then there is a prayer room where the teenagers can come ask for prayer and not just for salvation. I have seen many young people give their lives to Christ in that prayer room too. It really is an amazing experience. It's like working at an alter for 4 hours straight.
---Michelle on 9/23/07|
I say if your church doesn't celebrate Halloween then take back what the Devil stole from christians! That's what we are doing with Hellhouse- taking it back and letting God use it. I will never forget working on a Halloween night and watching kid after kid get saved on the night that is traditionally dedicated to the enemy. Well the enemy lost some that night! Praise God!
---Michelle on 9/23/07|
No such customs or practices are demonstrated by the apostles and we engage in them not only at our own peril but also when we have enjoyed flirting with the devil, our children get caught up in the payback! All is not innocent, I guess your Charmed entertainment has more effects than you care to recognise!
---Carla5754 on 9/23/07|
What you people just said proves that some people twist verses from the Bible to meet their own agendas.
I believe the subject is halloween. Children choose costumes to be something they are not. A young boy puts on a ninja costume and beats up on his sister. More than likely this same young boy becomes a teenage who participates in role playing games as Dungeons & Dragons and other live and computer generated role playing games. This happens more often than you think.
---Steveng on 9/22/07|
Children playing in costume is not a lie - its play. Get over your self.
Children should be taught values and Godliness this is a time to teach them how to be in the world but not of the world.
---Andrea on 9/22/07|
"Matthew_from_LA: Spoken like a true person of the world."
I feel sorry for children that play house or school. Because when two children pretend to be a teacher and a student or a father and a mother they are lieing and in sin, according to you.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/22/07|
Matthew_from_LA: Spoken like a true person of the world.
---Steveng on 9/21/07|
Steveng-"And the Lord God says to stay away from even the appearance of evil. Puting costumes on turns a person into a liar - pretending something he or she is not"
Seek the knowledge of God. You are basically saying actors in a play on a stage are sinning. I'm not for Halloween, and you are right to say abstain from appearances of evil but to say putting on a costume is lieing is a lie, because again the same would apply to actors on stage and it would apply to actors in movies.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/21/07|
Look up the definition of lieing. If one is trying to deceive then one is lieing. When you see Dracula walking down the street on Halloween do you believe it is a person with a costume or do you believe it is Dracula? The person walking down the street in the Dracula costume really hopes everyone understands he is not really Dracula(doesn't want you to be deceived), or he is going to have to run when people come with pitchforks and try to drive a stake through his heart! Think.
---Matthew_from_LA on 9/21/07|
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And the Lord God says to stay away from even the appearance of evil. Puting costumes on turns a person into a liar - pretending something he or she is not. Inticing children (and a few adults) to dress in costumes with candy and goodies. Instilling fear into small children by older, non-Christian teens by dressing to promote fear. How many children go to bed at night fearing the a ghost or goblin is under the bed or in the closet? There is no "safe" or Christian-like Halloween.
---Steveng on 9/20/07|
Halloween, is evil..and I don't believe we should have anything to do with it. Some say they do Harvest fest, or hallelujah night, but to me that is compromise, and thats not what we are suppost to do.
---Ruie_Pope on 9/20/07|
My kids and I dress up and go trick-or-treating. It is fun for my family. At my church we have a Harvest party, no different than a halloween party, we still dress up. But it is good clean fun and a chance for fellowship.
---Rebecca_D on 9/20/07|
I do not believe that christians should be involved in ANYTHING that has to do with this satanic so called holiday. Before I was saved, yes I did take my kids out, but when Jesus got ahold of my heart, then everything changed. Glory to God!
---Cynthia on 9/14/07|
You can tell the intelligence of people by the things they make issues out of. Halloween is no more or less evil than anyother holiday, Valentines Day, and most other days are pagan in their source. Get real! Today for kids halloween can be considered really evil only if your a dentist.
---MikeM on 9/13/07|
Jody: I love the idea of handing out Bibles. That is awesome. Did you knock on doors to hand them out, or just hand them to trick-or-treaters as they walk by? I am going to see if I can do something like that. Great idea.
---Trish9863 on 9/13/07|
no one is really dead. the body dies the soul is immortal.
You live in hell or heaven.
Halloween is evil.
---Lisa on 9/12/07|
The ancient Celtic festival called Samhain is considered by many to be a predecessor of our contemporary Halloween. Samhain was the New Year's Day of the Celts and was celebrated on November 1st.
---denna7667 on 9/11/07|
Halloween is ugly. Blood, zombies, monsters, devil costumes, ghosts, demons... It might seem like great fun, but in reality, would we share a night celebrated by witches? It was of pagan origin that celebrated other gods, which the Living God, detests.
It also is a holiday that originated in appeasing the spirits of the dead. Honoring the spirits of the dead as if they were alive is contrary to the Bible's description of death as a state of complete unconsciousness.
---AndreaMaria on 9/11/07|
Jack this subject is totally original to those of us who were not using Christianet this time last year. There are new people joining all the time and they will ask questions that some of you are probably totally sick of hearing so please be patient with us because we would like to read the answers that you longer standing members have to offer.
---RitaH on 9/11/07|
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
So why fill your eyes with this stuff from Halloween? it does not glorify God? Can you picture Jesus celebrating Halloween?
What would He have to do with this?
---Lisa on 9/11/07|
This subject has been beaten to death. The answer has already been given. The conscensus is: to each his own. If you feel you want to celebrate, then go ahead! If your church have something for the kids and adults, go there. I personally give candy and tracts to the kids. My children are grown. I no longer put up decorations,go to haunted houses and things of the past. Be led by the Spirit.
---Robyn on 9/11/07|
Oct. 31 is still just a day and it is the Lord's no matter what the devil does. Halloween is like wine. By itself there is nothing wrong with it. It's what you use it for that makes the difference. You can have a harvest party like at Andrea's church or you can copy the evil by dressing and spooking people like they do. I trust that as a Christian, you would do Godly type of things and not join in the evil festivities going on.
---john on 9/11/07|
I participate in Halloween activities. I don't see anything wrong with it, as long as you don't go too far. I loved trick or treating and now as an adult, enjoy seeing the different costumes. I also enjoy going to my mom's annual Halloween party. It's fun.
---Katie on 9/11/07|
The roots of Halloween are demonic. We should not participate. I take my 9yr old to a harvest festival BEFORE holloween or have a slumber party with rented movies and popcorn if it falls on a week end as a distraction.We don't answer the door. We have gone out and passed out Bibles before on THAT NIGHT. The looks on peoples faces were awesome. W/no costumes saying "have a good night".
---jody_jmartin on 9/11/07|
Rita, first of all I said "Me" I don't see a problem with it and Im not going to judge any Christian if they choose to participate with Halloween, but that doesn't mean Im going to, and what other ppl do isn't for me to judge them it is God's to do so.
---ANN on 9/11/07|
another thing little kids are mostly the reason parents participate in Halloween, and little kids don't understand the meaning of Halloween, because some Chirstian families don't tell them, and again im not going to judge those who choose to go out and participate its not my place to do or anybody elses.
---ANN on 9/11/07|
What an original subject!
Seems the Halloween issue gets dragged out every year at this time, if memory serves.
---Jack on 9/11/07|
If we do not celebrate modern holidays because of some thing pagan in their history you could not celebrate Christmas as it was derived from Saturnalia. Christ was born in the fall of the year on Rosh Hashanah, to meet the requirement of being the second Adam otherwise he could not be a Messiah under Judaism.
Halloween is now just a wonderful Fall festival that Children can enjoy. Have your youth group Trick or Treat for UNISEF.
---Phil_the_Elder on 9/11/07|
No, true born-again Christians should not participate in Halloween. Halloween is evil. You only have to look at the horrific costumes which are of the devil.
---Helen_5378 on 9/11/07|
We used to have a harvest party at the church with costumes of angels and things. We thought it was safer for the kids and they don't have to mope.
I don't know maybe it would have been better to tell the kids that all their school friends were playing with satan but we decided not.
If you think your kids are ready to be a testimony for Christ at school the next day - then tell them about Deut and let them go.
---Andrea on 9/11/07|
No we should not, unless our involvement is to give out appropriate tracts. There are several available specially for this purpose. It is an evil festival (ANN do some research) and I'm sure that the devil wrings his hands with glee when he sees how many Christians participate.
---RitaH on 9/11/07|
nah. What for?
---Eloy on 9/10/07|
I guess it is that time of the year for this question again. Someone must have been to
---Susie on 9/10/07|
this question was posted last year as well & I still say "no". We as christians should represent Christ, not some worldly holiday not glorifying him nor his father.
---candice on 9/10/07|
Well, me personally I don't see anything wrong with participating in Halloween, and that if it is wrong then God is my only judge, and if u want to then that is also between you and God.
---ANN on 9/10/07|