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Christians: Why do you celebrate Halloween?

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anon

Huntington, WV

#1 Oct 18, 2013
Christians, why do you celebrate Halloween? Isn't it the devil's holiday?

Note: Atheists, please stay out of this one. I'd like this thread to stay on topic.
Christian

Ironton, OH

#2 Oct 18, 2013
My family doesn't really celebrate Halloween.....usually have an alternative like trunk or treat at church .....but gotta have some candy ..God Bless .
Why not

Kenova, WV

#3 Oct 18, 2013
Do you even know the history of Halloween Anon? It's a fun holiday that was founded centuries ago to scare away evil spirits, do your research. We celebrate it because it's fun to dress up, have fun, and eat candy. Get a life and stop trying to spark up a religious debate.
Silent majority

Chesapeake, OH

#4 Oct 18, 2013
zaphod wrote:
Christians, why do you celebrate Halloween? Isn't it the devil's holiday?
Note: Atheists, please stay out of this one. I'd like this thread to stay on topic.
Devils holiday? Lmao...You Godless liberals crack me up. Why dont you go abort something..
anon

Huntington, WV

#5 Oct 18, 2013
Why not wrote:
Do you even know the history of Halloween Anon? It's a fun holiday that was founded centuries ago to scare away evil spirits, do your research. We celebrate it because it's fun to dress up, have fun, and eat candy. Get a life and stop trying to spark up a religious debate.
Some Christians thinks it's the devil's holiday so I was just curious how various Christians see it.
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Paws

Huntington, WV

#7 Oct 18, 2013
Christmas and Easter have their roots in pagan holidays.

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Richmond, VA

#8 Oct 18, 2013
Christians, why do you celebrate Halloween? Isn't it the devil's holiday?
CANDY
Good News

Huntington, IN

#9 Oct 18, 2013
Halloween "All hollow`s eve" was a holiday "holy day" that marked the martyr of Christians persecuted for thier belief.
Superstition soon gave way that the day before Halloween is when evil spirits were most active and present. What you witness when you observe Halloween tradition in your typical American suburb, isn`t Halloween, but the glorification of the superstition it created.
It would be like if you completely ignore Thanksgiving meaning and get right down to football and tailgating. And then asking if people who don`t like football still celebrate Thanksgiving.
Poor metaphor but I think it captures the point. The point being that an activity with absolutely no real connection has shadowed the true meaning.
But to answer your question, Yesthey can observe trick or treat and Halloween. Costumes of superheros, princess, and assorted candy does not have any contradiction with Christianity.
Good News

Huntington, IN

#10 Oct 18, 2013
Paws wrote:
Christmas and Easter have their roots in pagan holidays.
Total misconception. But very true at the same time.
There are only two Christian practices or observences that are Christian. Baptisim, and communion in rememberance. Winter Solstace and Spring Eqinox is a society observence that don`t have any religous loyalty in a manner of speaking. The painting of eggs merely represent fertile spring colors. Many pagans continued to observe such traditions even after conversion. Because it was popular and doesn`t contradict they are fun and continue today.
If a mexican family wants to have Penita`s for Christmas, or a western family wants to bake a birthday cake, it`s an addition of celebration that doesn`t have anything to do with the Holiday. There are many traditions from Yule log`s to Christmas Trees that have meanings regardless of Christmas.
Yes they have "roots" in pagan practises. But that`s like saying pagans baked bread, so anyone who eats bread is observing a pagan practise
THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#11 Oct 18, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
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Most of these people think Jesus went trick or treating so I wouldn't expect much.
According to you he did. You think his miracles were ruses and his treats were made up lies. Take off that fairy princess costume and quit trying to scare us.

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#12 Oct 19, 2013
anon wrote:
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Some Christians thinks it's the devil's holiday so I was just curious how various Christians see it.
Can you cite a source?
anon

Huntington, WV

#13 Oct 19, 2013
Mikedevry wrote:
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Can you cite a source?
Source of what? I didn't claim anything specific like "all Christians" or "# percent of Christians" or "most Christians" where a source would be needed. That's why I specifically said "some".
Why not

Kenova, WV

#14 Oct 20, 2013
Seriously who really cares why other people celebrate it Christian or not? If you do, awesome. if not, I guess you're buying your own candy. Anon why don't you ask the people who said it's a "devils holiday" why they are such uneducated idiots using religion as an excuse for hate?:D You know the reason people celebrate Halloween these days and if you're going to act like you legit did not then you are admitting you're a moron.
Lawless

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 20, 2013
A lot of holidays and traditions have a lot of Paganism in them. I realize people like gifts and candy. Compromise is what some say, but I refuse to compromise the Lord's Word. If God says not to do something, don't do it. Simple as that. He tells us not to part take in Pagan things. That includes birthdays (and Halloween). You cannot serve two masters, you must hate one and love the other. As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord.
Silent majority

Chesapeake, OH

#16 Oct 20, 2013
Lawless wrote:
A lot of holidays and traditions have a lot of Paganism in them. I realize people like gifts and candy. Compromise is what some say, but I refuse to compromise the Lord's Word. If God says not to do something, don't do it. Simple as that. He tells us not to part take in Pagan things. That includes birthdays (and Halloween). You cannot serve two masters, you must hate one and love the other. As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord.
I respect your devotion and loyalty.

But i believe none of that matters...God knows whats in your heart.

Does the bible specifically say "no birthdays and halloween"?...of course not. Thats just your interpretation.

Birthdays are a celebration of life...beautiful.

Worshipping the wolf spirit....pagan

Besides, our sins were bought and paid for 2000 years ago......respectfully, silent majority.
Loyal

United States

#17 Oct 20, 2013
Silent majority wrote:
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I respect your devotion and loyalty.
But i believe none of that matters...God knows whats in your heart.
Does the bible specifically say "no birthdays and halloween"?...of course not. Thats just your interpretation.
Birthdays are a celebration of life...beautiful.
Worshipping the wolf spirit....pagan
Besides, our sins were bought and paid for 2000 years ago......respectfully, silent majority.
you and the why not person are the only two with any sense on this forum, I agree God knows what is in your heart, he knows who follows what is right and just because thing in the bible are construed by some as wrong doesn't mean they are. God knows who loves him and who have good intentions. Halloween is a fun harmless holiday for kids do why not have fun? God made us with the ability to be creative and enjoy the world he has made. God bless!
Atheist

United States

#18 Oct 20, 2013
I'm an atheist and I'll post where I want to, post where I want to, post where i waaaant to!
Lawless

Columbus, OH

#19 Oct 20, 2013
Silent majority wrote:
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I respect your devotion and loyalty.
But i believe none of that matters...God knows whats in your heart.
Does the bible specifically say "no birthdays and halloween"?...of course not. Thats just your interpretation.
Birthdays are a celebration of life...beautiful.
Worshipping the wolf spirit....pagan
Besides, our sins were bought and paid for 2000 years ago......respectfully, silent majority.
The Bible does specifically teach against Paganism, astrology, mediums and things of that nature. It's quite clear God says don't do these things. When I researched the origins of these days, they are rooted in that. So, for me, I choose not partake in these customs.

I am not saying anyone should substitute my judgment for their own. I encourage folks to do their homework and see for themselves. After having the facts, and through prayer to be guided as God wants. After all, when it is judgment day it is just you there with Him and you are so right, He knows our hearts.

I am just trying to answer the OP's question and this is just my personal conviction.
anon

Huntington, WV

#20 Oct 20, 2013
Lawless and Silent majority, great replies. Now if others would do the same.
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THE LAST WARRIOR POET

Hurricane, WV

#22 Oct 20, 2013
There are 7 festivals and none others that christians are supposed to observe.
1 Passover-christians are supposed to observe it instead of easter.Christ became the lambs blood whereas jews who dont believe in the messiah observe it for old testament reasons.
2 Feast of unleavened bread
3 Feast of pentecost
4 Feast of trumpets
5 Day of Atonement
6 Feast of tabernacles
7 The eighth day
Look them up for when,where and why at www.GNmagazine.org

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