You all know where this might be-headed…
I’m not going to write about the fact that so many Christians are against enjoying or celebrating what they view as a satanic night. It’s because I completely agree with them. And yet, I don’t….
Given that the scriptures say that “The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein’‘ (Psalm 24:1) and “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
I used to celebrate Halloween for a few years in my adult life, and in my youth as well. I really can’t remember anything that I did that was evil, except having a beer or two at some of the local nightclubs we used to visit just to view the many costumed people (I do plead guilty that I often dressed up as Dracula though). We even had to make a pit stop in the middle of the road to take a leak; imagine driving by and witnessing the Wolfman and Dracula relieving themselves out in the middle of well… nowhere. Luckily no police were around.
But eventually I grew out of “celebrating” Halloween, partially because all that loud club music really made it hard to carry on a conversation. I still don’t know how our youth (18, 25, and older) aren’t deaf from that atmosphere.
I agree that young adults often have parties that include becoming intoxicated, and that’s always bad.
But if I were to dress up and go house to house with my younger nieces (or maybe their children seeing as they are almost 20!) and enjoy some candy I find no way that I am indulging in something satanic.
And witches don’t necessarily bake young children in their ovens. Although they might still sacrifice children.. At least that’s what I’ve read…
I was watching the series Cobra Kai on Netflix. For those of you who don’t watch Netflix the show is all about the kids of the Karate Kid movies all grow up as adults. But what I want to explain is that in the original Karate Kid film one of the protagonists was a troublesome youth who at one point dressed up as a Skeleton man and caused trouble. Now for what it’s worth, I have never seen a skeleton cause trouble.. especially since it’s… well dead. Anyways in the Cobra Kai series we find the young man, Johnny Lawrence all grown up and facing a rocky road up ahead.
Which leads me to the point: we all grow up and out. Halloween doesn’t always influence us in the way that some Christian circles warn us about. As far as I know Christians don’t meddle in anything satanic or withcraft, and some Christians dress in black, and some Christians even sin.
Some people who seem to dwell in witchcraft and cast spells (ala Harry Potter) don’t even know what they are saying.
To really celebrate Halloween as satanic, well to me.. that means studying up on what real witches, warlocks, and real monsters do (like child abusers, molesters, and rapists). And I highly doubt that a child dressed as Winnie the Pooh, or Cinderella.. or even a dog would know this… mostly they are taught by their parents to enjoy the night of the year and most importantly all that candy!
We simply can’t judge others on what they do on this particular night of the year… while we ourselves are capable and probably do worse the rest of the days of the year.
Of course, I am not saying that I am right in my view/opinion. It all depends on how you view Halloween yourself. If a Christian should choose not to celebrate Halloween I would not be against them at all!