Sunday, October 18, 2009


Why waste money on this sort of rubbish?

Halloween is like so many things that at first appear simple, but on investigation are more complex than you might think. There are as many views on Halloween as there are people, from young to old. Even with Christians there are different approaches to the subject. Some embrace the opportunity for putting on parties and making fun of the event, whereas others rebuke those who have anything to do with it.

I personally dislike having to suffer ‘Trick or Treat’ when you are held to ransom. Fortunately there are few unpleasant incidents such as when a car is daubed with paint, or latex cobwebs are sprayed through letterboxes, but you never know what may happen, and you await the event with trepidation. I’m amazed that parents support their children by paying handsomely for witch’s costumes, ghoul masks, pumpkins and toffee apples. Some even send their little ones out on the streets without supervising them, oblivious to what could happen on this night when the Devil claps his hands and things are made easy for him.

Yes, I do believe in Satan, demons and fallen angels (Romans 8:38; Ephesians 6:12) principalities and powers, and I’m not a fan of fictional films like Frankenstein’s Monster or the Mummy. I loath anything that promotes evil, horror, fear, the occult, ghosts, magic, witches of any sort, white or black, zombies, werewolves or goblins. There’s nothing pleasant, loving or kind to be said about them or activities associated with dark and sinister happenings. Why encourage children in learning about such things when there are far more worthy subjects to delve into? Yes, death and evil they will come across in due course, but things leading to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self- control are far better pursuits. (Galatians 5:22)

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