Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Twice since Halloween I have heard someone say to me "we should take back Halloween for Jesus". This just makes me crazy! As a kid, I wasn't allowed to participate in Halloween for several years because my mom said it was the devils holiday. Our church put on some lame christian night that was only attended by the few people in our youth group and that was that. Sure, you can lecture me on the beginings of Halloween. I've heard it a milion times. Those aren't the reasons I celebrate Halloween. I celebrate a time of year when summer has come to a close and the cold weather is about to set it. It's a fun time for kids and adults to dress up and take a step back from the ordinary. It can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. It's the one time of year just about everyone gives something away for free with a happy heart. Have you seen the people giving out candy? They are just as excited as the kids asking for it. Do I think God is angry that my daughter dressed up as Tinker Bell and paraded around asking for candy? NO! I think he probably enjoys seeing us shed our inhibitions and just have fun. Halloween is just an easy target for christans to shoot their little arrows at and make a big fuss over. The last time I checked, evil existed every day. Besides, there is probably less evil on a night when milions of kids are laughing and smiling and having a good time. I think their joy has a way of dispersing the evil.


aola said...

it makes me sad when I think about all the things I missed with Levi because of religion

R said...