Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween and Values

Ok, so I spent a very disturbed weekend. I have never liked Halloween, for obvious connotations. I have allowed myself to be pressured into letting my kids "dress up" for "Fall Festivals" in the past. This year, my heart was convicted that this is just wrong for Christians to support this holiday. I'm sure if I had anyone reading this, I'd probably get a ton of comments. But since this is just me venting, I think I will. It really doesn't matter if you only do it for the "fun" parts. It is still a victory for Satan. Period. Every time we fool ourselves, it is a victory for him. I just laid it all out there for my kids, and told them that basically it's just a form of begging. You are putting on an outfit, and begging strangers to give you candy. Uh, hello, don't we teach our kids not to take candy from strangers?? So, I know God convicted my heart this year, now it's up to me to stand up for it.


  1. Fortunately, my kidlet doesn't even like Halloween, so it's a non-issue. One of the large local churches puts on a fall festival with hay rides and so forth as an alternative. I don't even turn on the lights to the house on Halloween ever since a bad incident with pre-teens at the door -- wheee.

  2. Satanic all together with costumes which have nothing good about them. Thumbs up for your action!

  3. I totally agree with you! My kids are now grown, but I did not keep halloween when they were growing up. All the wrong values are being silently taught. there are lots of other fun and good teaching things to have them do around harvest time.


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