If the pagan roots of the holiday bother you, consider this-- The other name for Halloween is "All Hallows Eve," because it's the night before All Saints Day, a Christian holiday.
Also, it's OK to indulge in a bit of the spookiness on Halloween. Years ago, before television and the Internet, families would gather together on Christmas Eve and tell ghost stories. Perfectly Christian families.
If you're the type of person who gets upset when their child celebrates Hanukkah with their Jewish friend, or burns Harry Potter books, then maybe you won't be big on Halloween. But if that's the case, then in my opinion, your missing out on a lot of God's great gifts in life.
Well, my family stays in and watches a movie. Plus, if you only like Halloween for the candy, you can do what I used to do: just go out and buy the candy. Sure it'll cost you a few bucks, but it's worth it :]
well, I did when I was younger. My brother still does. I don't really see how it's wrong. The Church hasn't taken a position on it saying it's bad or it's ok, so I don't really see what's wrong with it. I mean, you dress up and go out to strangers' houses to get the free candy they're giving out. It's not getting piercings or tattoos or something like that. It's not stealing. It's just fun. If someone does know why exactly it could be considered wrong, could ya tell me?
Hmmm.... Tricky one this. I think it's fine as long as you don't indulge in the darker side of Halloween; that is, to dress up as something demonic or evil. For example, this year if I get invited to a Halloween party I'll go as a Samurai :)
Well I think It is find but maybe it depends on ur church... Cause the church I go too go trick or treating too.... and I am a christian too but i sometimes dress up as like dead brides and witches and even Goths but is dat badddd? i dont think it is... but i have never dressed like a demon or the devil.... i think it is a fun way to give and recieve
oh jeez, go get candy! the thing is, it's not bad to go trick or treating, whats bad is celebrating the true reson of the celebration, (which cant realy be called a celabration) so go nuts, just make sure you dress up!
I think that you should be carful and to try and research more about it because haloween isnt as innocent as as it seems. Little things like trick o treatin and celebrating at parties, even though you might look at it in a differnet way its still celebrating in a way haloween (a pagan festival)
I prayed to God and explained to Him where my heart is when it comes time for Halloween. God already knows our hearts, but He wants us to talk to Him anyway! So my heart in NOT into the devil crap (sorry!) and all the evil stuff! It's just a FUN day, a day that is not like any other!! A different day from the norm!! Candy is yummy and dressing up is fun!! Oh and I'm against people who dress up like a priest. Not only is it bad taste, but priests are men of God.
Well, I'll say this. I don't celebrate Halloween. I used to when I was younger, but I don't any more. Whether there is anything wrong with just going for the candy or not, I don't know. I do know this: The Bible says we are to obstain from all appearances of evil, and going trick-or-treating can appear... evil, if you will. Now I'm saying we make 100s at it, but it's just something to think about. Hope I've helped. Truthfully, it's just something you'll have to pray about and answer for yourself.
Personally, I don't see the issue with trick or treating. Some have an issue with the roots of the holliday but many of our celebrated hollidays have roots in alot of different places and religions. I think it's a personal choice..if a person celebrates Haloween to "celebrate the Devil" in any way..then there's obviously a conflict with Christianity. However, if a person just has fun on that day by trick or treating or hanging out with loved ones or friends..then I really don't see the issue.
I agree that as long as you don't celebrate the darker aspects of the holiday, if you're just going to have fun with friends and get some candy, it's fine. When I was younger I wasn't allowed to dress as anything demonic, but I did go as a Powerpuff girl, a tiger, and the tooth fairy. You can even turn it into something better. Now on Halloween I still dress in costume and go out and trick-or-treat for canned goods before having a horror movie marathon.
Anyway, I think as long as you're not dressed as anything demonic, you're good to go.
Well my family doesn't let me or my sisters trick-or-treating anymore. They use to let me and my older sister(I'm second out of five and my siblings didn't exist yet) go out when we were younger. After that, I guess my family realized how evil it was, they said that little innocent children that were specially born and didn't have any records at all, would be killed as a sacrifice to Satan. Even though that happens, I wish my other sisters knew how much fun trick-or-treating can be .