Yeah, Halloween is derived from pagan roots, but a fall festival is on the same night as Halloween, they allow and encourage costumes, and give out candy. What's the difference? It's done on a church's yard? I just don't get it. This is the first year we attended our church's and was like what's the point? Some of the helpers were dressed up like hooker witches, too. One was a bar wench, there were kids in witch and devil costumes, I mean seriously? What's the difference? I'm not trying to be rude or mean, so if you all could refrain from being rude or mean to me, that would be awesome. I just want to know what others think.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:43 AM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by WindyTheWidow at 7:59 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
I went to the one at my church last night. It was the first time I had been and I just wanted to see for myself what went on. My church does not allow scary or racy costumes. The children were dressed as cartoon characters, clowns, etc. The idea behind ours is to provide a place for little children to go on Halloween so that they don't feel they are being deprived of the fun and it is also used as a Christian witness to the community. There are different stations set up around our fellowship hall that the children can visit, and we provide hot dogs and chili and desserts for them, too. Ours is a very conservative congregation. Perhaps yours is more liberal.
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
because to celebrate the seasons is pagan.
Why do you think that? Did only pagans notice the change in seasons? Celebrating the seasons is a human thing - not something restricted to a specific religious belief. Pre-Christian and post-Christian people celebrated the season because they were in an importat part of their lives.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:49 AM on Nov. 1, 2009