Halloween

Growing up in Christianity, we've always had an uneasy relationship with Halloween. Our family never took the extreme position of declaring it totally off limits and "the devil's holiday." We typically handed out tracts and candy to kids who came by. On the other hand, my parents felt that "trick-or-treating" was something they'd rather not have us do. I think we did it a few years and then we stopped. Some of our friends did it and we didn't consider them carnal, Jesus-indifferent heathens. We just didn't do it and honestly I don't sit here wishing I had the chance to dress up like some character and go out and collect candy. The truth is that Halloween has an interesting beginning that likely has little resemblance to the holiday today. I have to admit that I'm very uncomfortable with the death and goulish side of it. I think it does provide the...

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