Halloween

Should we celebrate it?

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Yes
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Up to the individual
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Halloween

Postby John Chrysostom » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:17 am

My family never celebrated Halloween growing up but this year I'm throwing a Halloween party. What do you all think?
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Re: Halloween

Postby The Top Crusader » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:36 am

I think you converted to Satanism. :noway:

We never celebrated it when I was a kid... I use it as an excuse to make people watch stupid old horror movies in my adult life. \:D/
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Re: Halloween

Postby Whitty Whit » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:06 pm

Eh. I never really "celebrated it". In my house, they always made me give the candy out to the spoiled rotten brats that yelled and screamed if they got pathetic candy.

But hey, free Tootsie Roll Pops, right?
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Re: Halloween

Postby Tea Ess » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:12 pm

I said that it is up to the individual. Doing so is fine.

Is it a costume party?
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Re: Halloween

Postby Anemone » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:23 pm

My parents never let us 'celebrate' halloween...They would just buy us a boat load of candy and we'd watch movies all night so we wouldn't feel left out from other kids.

But personally, I don't think Christians should put themselves into the halloween environment because it's a "holiday" about death, ghosts, blood and gore. But, I think you can have a halloween party that's thrown in the right way without surrounding yourself with all of those things. At least that's what we did last year. =]
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Re: Halloween

Postby The Top Crusader » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:54 pm

Someone on my Facebook had something about "Why do people go all-out celebrating DEATH and HELL? Are they that excited to get there?" I'm mildly a horror movie fan but I don't consider that wanting to be in hell, but WHATEVS.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Old Brad » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:29 pm

I put down no. That being said, I do understand why Christians do go trick-or-treating. Growing up, we always handed out candy and included tracts with them. Needless to say, there was usually candy left over so no lack there!
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Re: Halloween

Postby The Top Crusader » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:53 am

I get that logic, but if I see a skeleton in someone's yard I just think it's funny and not scary. >_>
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Re: Halloween

Postby John Chrysostom » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:13 am

@T.S. Yes it is a costume party

To everyone else you seem to be saying it's wrong because of the fear surrounding it but can't we try and redeem the original reason for the holiday just like we still celebrate Christmas even though it's surrounded by consumerism these days?
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Re: Halloween

Postby Jehoshaphat » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:53 am

I believe Christians can celebrate Halloween if they so desire. What my family does is go to an All Saint's Eve party wiht a ton of other families. All the kids dress up as Saints and go around and play certain games at booths to win candy.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Marvin D. » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:04 pm

Halloween is morally evil because there's so much sugar involved.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Woody » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Yes, as it says in the Gospel of Marvin, sugar is the root of all evil.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Marvin D. » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:22 pm

Except for PopTarts.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Woody » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:28 pm

Yes, sir, that's in the footnotes.
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Re: Halloween

Postby Whitty Whit » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:58 pm

And the teal Tootsie Roll Pops! I love those.
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Re: Halloween

Postby The Mysterious » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:21 pm

I believe it depends on how you celebrate it.
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