Do you think Halloween disrespects Christians?

@ladym33 (11012)
United States
September 29, 2010 1:43pm CST
Some Christians believe that Halloween is evil and should not be celebrated. I am a Christian but I am not offended by Halloween in fact I love it. To me it is about dressing up, parties, and trick or treating or other activities. It is just about fun. There are lots of different myths, legends, and actual history of Halloween and I am sure if you look at some of the darkest aspects of it could be considered evil, but I think to most of us it is just plain fun. The kids are not out warshiping the devil they are dressing up in silly costumes and eating too much candy. What is your take on this. Do you think Halloween is offensive to Christians?
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
29 Sep 10
Hey! Halloween IS christian! The three feast days that are still part of the Roman Catholic calendar are:- All Hallows All Saints All Souls They follow each other on consecutive days. OK, the christian priests of old stole these days from the pagans, as they did every other holiday. There is no proof that Jesus was born on 25th December, but that was another pagan holiday!
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• Canada
30 Sep 10
haha awesome. I'm glad I'm not the only person who knows this. Its becoming more and more commonplace knowledge.
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• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Halloween can be offensive to Christians depending on how they take it seriously. If they are so superstitious about the occasion, then on what they believe on is going to happen, because they think that this is true. For Christians who take Halloween as a festive occasion, it is not offensive because it just shows how creative man can be when it comes to scaring people without the real purpose.
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@sid556 (31029)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I don't think they should be offended at all. Like Christmas, it means different things to different people. I can't really understand any holiday being offensive to anyone.
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@GardenGerty (81231)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Sep 10
I am not offended by Halloween as such, and I understand some of its early significance. In my community many choose to have a fall festival instead. It is a fun excuse to dress up. I am actually offended by how Halloween takes advantage of people who cannot afford it. Kids think they need flimsy cheap costumes, and parents buy candy when they cannot even afford food. There are lots of ways that Halloween is offensive, but not so much on religious principles, but on consumerism. There are too many occasions that we turn into an excuse to overspend.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
29 Sep 10
Unless people are doing sceances, stirring witches brew, burning crosses or devil worshiping on their front lawn. I don't see why Christians should be offended by Halloween. What evil connotations about Halloween have exsisted in the past have been replaced by scary movies and children parading around dressed like Elmo and Superman. How can anyone be offended by that?
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
29 Sep 10
I really do not see the common day practice of Halloween as disrespectful. That would be like saying that Santa Claus is disrespectful. i really think that it has been commercialized to the point that it is just humorous. I am a christian and do not find it offensive. I take my child trick or treating, I give out candy, i decorate my house. i just think it is an amusing little holiday and it is not worth it to get upset over.
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
truly devil is the king of lies.... that is the reason's why most of the Roman Catholics celebrating Halloween because their faith to God is not that much stronger.... and since the devil is the king of lies, and also since the Roman Catholics Faith is not that strong foundation... there there goes the party..... the Halloween Party.... the more you enjoy yourself wearing bloody gore wicked one, the more you are an Anti-Christ or Anti-God....
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
i'm sorry, another double posting....
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Halloween is an evil celebration. If your really a Christian why you should celebrate Halloween if it says that it is an act of evil. Do you think if you are celebrating Halloween you are glorifying God? Just think of it. Do you think God like those evil face that you are using on Halloween? Think of it.
• Canada
1 Oct 10
Yes Halloween is an evil Celebration in that it is a celebration based in non-Christian tradition. Christianity does state that thou shall not worship false idols.... and not to put other gods above the God.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
truly devil is the king of lies.... that is the reason's why most of the Roman Catholics celebrating Halloween because their faith to God is not that much stronger.... and since the devil is the king of lies, and also since the Roman Catholics Faith is not that strong foundation... there there goes the party..... the Halloween Party.... the more you enjoy yourself wearing bloody gore wicked one, the more you are an Anti-Christ or Anti-God....
@lmoore3 (61)
• United States
10 Dec 10
I'm Christian and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I even got married on Halloween. I guess it is all in how you look at things as too whether or not its disrespectful. As in anything, someones perception and open-minded abilities is the dictator of the way they feel about it. In my case I look forward to Halloween every year.
@bardgirl (364)
• United States
7 Oct 10
It isn't evil. Some people just want to see evil in everything. It is just a fun day that gives some of us a good excuse to enjoy some candy.
@cream97 (29178)
• United States
4 Oct 10
Hi. ladym33. I am a Christian, and I don't see anything wrong with kids dressing up for Halloween. It should just be done for fun and excitement. I just hope that kids don't act out any violence and dangerous attempts. It is only offensive when Halloween is made out to harm and to destroy someone or something on purpose.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I don't think Halloween disrespects Christians. But, I do believe that some Christian may feel that it is disrespectful to them. I don't think they see it as something fun and for children. I am also a Christian and I also love Halloween. I treat it the same as you do... something fun for the kids and family to partake in. I guess that kind of celebration can be against some religions. I respect that other people don't partake even though I don't think it is a very big deal.
• Indonesia
30 Sep 10
hmm i dont think so because it's a myth and a religion shouldn't has a connected about the hallowen ,how can hallowen disrespect christian? it's just about what people believe too sometimes people has a different thinking and beliefs so just do what you think it's right
@chubie (25)
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
it does not disrespect any belief, may it be christian or non-christian sectors. it is actually a celebration that unites people. the trick or treat that kids do is a lot of fun, aside from that kids of different beliefs join together in doing this activity.
@Tresaqwe (377)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I don't really care that much about Halloween. Most of the people don't really dress up as evil things. I don't think little children dressing up as Cinderella and Buzz Lightyear, or designing Jack-O-Lanterns with silly faces, and giving out candy at the door is really anything bad for anyone. Only a few people could make the night evil, but the majority makes it a good night. :D
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
29 Sep 10
As a believer,I think Christmas should disrespect them..lol So really they shouldn't judge this holiday if they can't look at their own..
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Sep 10
Halloween is not a religious holiday. Some Christians are offended by it. I see it as a holiday of pretending. We can be who we want to be for just one day. i put a lot of faith or belief into it.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
29 Sep 10
I'm also Christian and I feel the same way! dressing up for Halloween and going trick-or-treating is just for fun, it doesn't have to symbolize anything. I've always dressed up since I was a kid and I'm not ready to give it up any time soon! :D