Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween, Pagan or Christian?

Here's a link to an article about the origins of Halloween. I pretty much agree with it. What do you think?


Barbara said...

Personally I don't believe everything American Vision says, though neither do I see a lot of harm in kids dressing up for candy either. I choose not to celebrate halloween, but that's a personal conviction that has less to do with its roots and more to do with Deut 12, 2 Cor 10:5, and Romans 12:1-2. Others see a lot of things differently than I do :) I do like John Piper's thoughts on the matter, excerpt from here: :

And what if that led us to move beyond our squabbles about whether or not we’re free to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, and the main issue became whether our enjoyment of Jesus and his victory over Satan and the powers of darkness might incline us to think less about our private enjoyments and more about how we might love others? What if we took Halloween captive—along with “every thought” (2 Corinthians 10:5)—as an opportunity for gospel advance and bringing true joy to the unbelieving?

Cranberry Morning said...

A good point! And it's sad to me that virtually no one remembers Reformation Day, but 'everyone' celebrates Halloween.

ME said...

Origin of Halloween ? Never thought about it, surely will go to the link.
CHeck this if you wish -
Get Groovy This Halloween
What does your sun sign predicts for this fiendish fun night?