Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Our Stance on Halloween

We don't celebrate Halloween. We don't even really acknowledge it, to be honest.  I get that there are plenty of people who disagree with our decision. I've examined the issue a few times and read various opinions on why it might be okay, why it's not okay, maybe some of it's okay, etc. When I examine what the Bible says about these kinds of issues, our family is convinced that it is not okay for us to partake in, and it cannot be sugar-coated.

This article is one of the best articles I've read regarding the subject:

10 Reasons I Kissed Halloween Goodbye

You may disagree with the article's reasons (though be sure you are disagreeing with the article rather than Scripture :-) ). I hesitate to even post anything about it as I'd kind of rather ignore it in some ways as it is so controversial and touchy for most people, but I decided to post it anyway because the article's reasons are so closely aligned to our family's reasons. I don't really want to get into a huge debate over it, but this is our view in case you are interested. And if you disagree....I'll still love you, anyway :-).


Betsy said...

I shared the same article on Facebook and was soundly scolded for it by several people.
We don't celebrate it either and it's nice to hear others believe the same things.

Kirsty said...

We celebrate Reformation Day.

Betsy said...

I linked to the same article on facebook a couple of days ago and was soundly attacked by a few people. We also choose not to celebrate Halloween in any way. We will share our reasons with anyone who asks but we don't argue about it. In my experience though, most people get very defensive as to why they DO celebrate when they find out that we don't.

Thanks for this post.

Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing - I did not read the article but will if I have time. I just wanted to say I appreciate you taking a stand publicly against halloween. Maybe if more professing christians did that it would help wake others up.

God bless you.

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