Halloween Rehash

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Bro. Williams, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Bro. Williams

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    Alright.

    We don't do halloween. We consider it a pagan holiday and celebration.

    We do, however, take the oppurtunity to pass out hundreds of tracts at the local trunk-or-treats in the county.



    Anyone else?
     
  2. Joe

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    I am organizing a Harvest Festival. It has been widely successful as a witnessing tool in the town. This event has resulted in one- two families who become members every year, and a few others who attend church for a little while. Though it doesn't resemble Halloween, the kids don't seem to care. They have a blast :godisgood:
     
  3. webdog

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    I believe Halloween was a pagan holiday...and continues to be for pagans...but now is used (by my family, at least) as a costume night to get candy for mom and dad :)

    It's what we do with the holiday...not what the holiday originated as, or has since become, IMO. The Scripture about eating the meat sacrificed to idol's comes to mind...

    I have no problem with those who do not celebrate it either.
     
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    WD, we are in total agreement on this.

    Call it Halloween, Harvest, Trunk, Bunk or Skunk, it's all the same.
     
  5. Joe

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    Count me in too. We love trick or treating but my son is now too old. Boo ho!
     
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    My bride and I have no children, so I only got to do this with my nieces and nephew."Yea!!! Candy!!" (Hey! I only got a little bit of it!) But a little bit is better than none! :laugh:

    Unfortunately, they got too old for it, as well. :tear:
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    Fortunately, I now have some great-nieces and great-nephews that I have offered to take, to get back into the "Yea!!! Candy!!" . bit!
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    Unfortunately, my nephews and nieces, have now all figured it out, and are taking them, instead of having me to do it. :tear:

    :laugh:

    Ed
     
  7. belvedere

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    Amen, Webdog.
     
  8. ReformedBaptist

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    Christians ought to have, and give each other, freedom in such matters. There are other issues like this such as contraception, which we ought not to go into detail here.

    However, I would make a case for something Christians often practice, the use of images of Christ, as a moral sin as evidenced by the Law of God.
     
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    You mean having Christ as a picture.
     
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    I expect I'll be called a "party pooper", but the idea of "you give us what we want, or we will play a nasty trick on you" doesn't seem to be an activity that Christians should want to encourage for their children.
     
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    You are planning to put together a celebration, presumably meant to be fun, on the day before a pagan 'holiday' that was converted to "All Sain'ts Day?" What's the difference in what you're doing in relation to what 'most' people are doing?

    [I think we covered this extensively 2 or 3 years ago in a different thread.]
     
  12. Jkdbuck76

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    I'm curious...... do you then celebrate Christmas....which the catholic church put on December 25th right on top of a pagan holiday?

    I'm not picking. I'm asking.
     
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    We don't celebrate it, either. The demanding of candy, the obsession with everything evil, the pagan nature of this night...what's Christian about any of it?
    Do kids still go trick or treating? I haven't seen one in years! Our church has a hayride for the kids instead. Plenty of tractors around here!

    love,

    Sopranette
     
  14. Bro. Williams

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    No, we don't do Christ-mass either, or ishtar,
     
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    This is a great post, needed to be reposted.:applause:

    I don't care much for Halloween..since I think it is an overt ploy by the candy companies to make billions more, sort of like Valentine's Day...but once Mrs PJ and I have kidos I'm sure we'll escort them around the neighborhood for some candy.

    Besides I don't celebrate Halloween in name, but rather...wait for it...


    Reformation Day!
     
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    If you are married...I hope you celebrate Valentine's day, even though it is an over ploy to both the card companies and candy companies :D
     
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    If that were the case...I would say you are right. That does not happen on Halloween, though, at least in this country.
     
  18. webdog

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    Let me ask you something: Does something have to be "christian" to participate? Are sporting events, restaurants and retail stores "christian"?
     
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    I understand your point... but restaurants and retail stores aren't good for the argument... for we have to eat and wear clothes and buy tp.
     
  20. webdog

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    I was just trying to gauge Sopranette's point of inclusion of non christian elements...
     

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