Now, let's get to the nitty gritty about Halloween. My question for you is –
Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
No worries, I am going to give you my opinion on this, but I would like to hear yours as well.
Halloween has always been fun to me. Dressing up as Casper the friendly ghost, Spiderman (yes, I did & I even had a web), Frankenstein (with the coolest paper-mached head ever, thanks mom!), and one year going as my dad.
I don't know the whole story behind Halloween, and I'd rather keep it that way because I don't really care. I do know that kids have been dressing up and trick or treating for years, and there are always more treats than tricks. There are fun costumes and scary costumes, but they are all worn with the purpose of having fun!
I would be willing to bet that the 8-year-old little boy that dressed up like the grim reaper has no idea what that means to us adults. Or what about the same boy wearing the Jason mask?
You know who Jason is right? You do? And you call yourself a Christian? You watch those kinds of movies?
Really, I could care less what kind of movies you watch. You CAN be a Christian and watch those movies because we know that it is purely entertainment. I am not a fan of those kinds of movies, but I do like shows like Criminal Minds, etc and it's about some sick and twisted individuals as well.
What about haunted houses? Love 'em or hate 'em, those are usually the two categories people fall into. I love 'em! I guess I enjoy being scared, as long as they don't grab me. If they grab me, then I go total Ziva on them. How about you?
We all know that the haunted houses aren't real. The same goes for the movies and the costumes we as children or adults wear on Halloween. We are not running around worshipping Satan, committing evil acts, or denying our Lord. We are out there to have fun!
If you know the background of Halloween, and buy into the beliefs behind it, then that is evil. If you don't buy into those beliefs, then by golly, throw on a costume and go get yourself some candy. Halloween is only as evil as you make it.
That's my opinion. What's yours?