Halloween

United States
September 28, 2006 9:17am CST
Hi! I am a new Christian (please, no flaming! haha) and I have 4 children. My question is ... is there a way to still enjoy Halloween without all the negative things (i.e. day of the dead stuff)? I mean, I always went trick or treating when I was a kid. Any harm in my children still enjoying this? Or should I just have a "Autumn Celebration" instead of the *normal* Halloween stuff? Thanks in advance for your input!
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13 responses
@peavey (16618)
• United States
1 Oct 06
I am a Christian, too. You need to have this settled in your own mind, because the Bible tells us that whatever is not of faith is sin. Read Romans 14:1-6 and pray about it. I hope that helps.
@skittlez353 (1404)
• United States
1 Oct 06
Children don`t understand the meaning of Halloween like adults do. They see everything from a different point of view. Dressing up and trick or treating...it`s all about the best costume and the awesome candy! The next day they forget about. I say let them enjoy their youth and experience it! See if they like it or not! What`s it going to hurt? i`m Christian to by the way.
@LadyLeasJ (204)
• United States
28 Sep 06
I personally do not think there is anything wrong with halloween. Kids love to run door to door and see the other kids dressed up. When mine grow up I will miss this sooo much. I do have a party for the kids and they love that even more. If you had a halloween party you could ask that the children who came dress in a theme attire..like kings, queens ,knights that sort of thing. That way they still get a taste of halloween without the nightmares.
28 Sep 06
Was you harmed by your experience or did you have fun? I think their are games such as bop the apple that also help distract from the negtive aspect.
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@jonesk98 (67)
• United States
28 Sep 06
Yes, we usually go to our Church they have a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat. Instead of going door to door members of the Church fill there give candy out of the Trunks. We get SOOOOOOOOOOOO much candy and we never eat it all.
@photomom (38)
• United States
28 Sep 06
I too am a Christian. I do not think there is anything wrong with dressing up and going trick or treating. Your kids develop through what you teach them. If you take them out to worship and praise Satan on Halloween that would be another story. I went trick or treating and did not turn out to be a devil worshipper. To children it's all about the candy!! I know many fundamentalist Christians would disagree.
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
4 Oct 06
We go to church and have afall festival dressing up can be something fun and not gorey. we also have school carnivals here too
@Sweety76 (1596)
• India
3 Oct 06
i dont see anything wrong
@chintoosk (445)
• India
3 Oct 06
halloween is fun....just enjoy it...don't think about the story behind it
• United States
3 Oct 06
Halloween to a kid is a day to dress up in whatever they want and go get some candy! My family is also Christian and they have all always gone out for Halloween....besides it's fun seeing all those kids dress up especially the little ones!!! What did you do before you because Christian!? Did you ever take any of your 4 children out!?
• United States
3 Oct 06
i think you should carry on the traditions that were yours as a child. kids shouldn't be deprieved of all the fun things we had in our childhoods...they are what memories are made of! you will also enjoy seeing the next generation and it is still as exciting! too many things change!
• United States
2 Oct 06
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@lisan22 (191)
• United States
30 Sep 06
I think that "Autumn Celebration" would be ridiculous. It's like the Athiest's who get offended when you say "Merry Christmas". It's a holiday - it has deeper meaning but the celebration of Halloween isn't offensive. (The traditional trick or treating.) Just like Christmas - Athiests may be offended by the story behind Christmas but the actual celebration of Christmas has little to do with that story anymore. (Let's be honest. Average people put more focus on the giving presents part and the cookies and gingerbread houses etc than where Christmas came from.)