Could you please share with me what you tell your children when their friends are out trick or treating or attending halloween parties and they are not allowed to participate. (i am not bashing here at all) Are they upset, or do they understand? At what age do they understand the religious(or non religious) beliefs and reasons for you prohibiting their involvement in what I'm assuming you consider an evil or "commercialized" holiday. Are they allowed to participate in school parties related to Halloween?
Are there some of you (you may reply anon) who send your kids out for halloween activities even though your hubby/church/social circle may frown upon it.
Please refrain from bashing those who reply on this thread, I am just looking for others point of view on this topic.
Our church did not do it on the 31st. We did it on whatever Saturday was closest to Halloween. Many churches do their Harvest Parties on the 31st to give the kids something positive to go to so that they will not be tempted to trick or treat. Some do the 31st so that they can have something to invite their friends to in order to keep their friends from trick or treating. You can either look at the practices of others in an accusatory, negative way and find a fault with everything or you can acknowledge that there are people out there who love Jesus as much as you do and have a positive, logical reason behind what they do. You don't have to agree in order to just live and let live.
NO DAY is the devil's day. Jesus is Lord of everything and EVERY day is his. I don't even give the devil that kind of acknowledgement.
I'm not Christian but, I LOVE this answer. span>
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