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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Oct 31, 2005.
What did you do to acknowledge Halloween this year?
Went to a costume party Saturday night and am giving out candy tonight. Saturday night, we watched "The Uninvited", which is absolutely terrifying.
I highly recommend anything by M Night Shyamalan.
I'll be passing out candy tonight. I have a really cool fiber-optic scarecrow on my front porch.
At work, I'm a programmer. My favorite function today is the BOOlean search.
I don't celebrate Halloween. I do celebrate Oct. 31 as Reformation Day. When Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation by posting 95 thesis condeming the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. I think it was 1517 A.D.
I believe that all hollidays and celebrations are either patriotic, i.e Memorial Day, Independence Day, or religious, i.e. Easter or Christmas.
What is Christ honoring about the traditional Halloween celebration?
Because I live in Louisiana I will go through the same thing again in Febuary with the Mardi Gras foolishness.
That pretty much discounts Labor Day, then. I guess we should also give up Mother's Day, Father's Day, and, most notably, Groundhog Day!!!
I definitely plan on celebrating Arbor Day. I'll be paddling my new kayak in the local arbor if the water's not to cold.
What is Christ honoring about Labor Day? What is Christ honoring about the brand of toilet paper I use? What is Christ honoring about the new 42" plasma tv I recently bought?
what IS Christ honoring about the traditional halloween celebration? absolutely nothing. look at the evil it portray's. just because a witch has a sweet 'n nice smile on her face, doesn't make it non-evil. think: would Jesus celebrate halloween?
Johnv... oh my. nothing is Christ honoring about the things you mention'd. reason? all materialistic. Labour day could only be Christ honoring if us christians actually went out and preached His word on that day. yet, we are called to do that everyday.
hope it makes sense. God Bless.
That pretty much describes my ex-wife's visit.
Seriously, though, I've never had a witch visit my door. Just kids in costume.
So they're all evil, then? I guess I better stop using toilet paper, then.
I will not be doing that (at least, not any more or less than, or in any manner different then, I do that at any other time) on Labor Day. I will be installing garage shelving on that day
no. toilet paper is essential. they are not evil Johnv. it only becomes evil when we put those things above Jesus. that's what i'm sayin'. witch's costume. kids in costumes. big deal. same pile different dirt. look into the origin's of halloween. sure didn't come from christians... i'd rather not take part in any celebration that does not glorify God.
Actually, most of what we associate with Halloween today comes from medieval/renaissance Christian folklore: Black cats, witches on brooksticks, the number 13, etc. Even the idea of dressing up in costume arose from the belief that evil spirits roamed the earth on the eve of All Saint's Day in a last minute attempt to kidnap souls before the church holiday. Christians dressed in costume to confound the evile spirits.
So in that aspect, Halloween is more Christ honoring than you think, since the purpose of the custome was to keep oneself free from demonic influence. But those who look for Satan under every rock won't bother acknowleging that. They will rather tell the rest of us not to be convinced in our minds, but in their minds only.
Do you worship saints too? How about having a little lunch with the departed spirits in the graveyard?
What does any of this have to do with real Christianity?
Can any of you readers support Helloween with Scripture? God is not interested in your opinion or personal thinking or preferences. Scripture and that alone, stands before God.
I don't worship saints, but I don't think there's anything un-Christian about reflecting on that great cloud of witnesses.
I'm doing nothing for Halloween this year. I'd give out candy, but we don't really get any traffic where I am.
i agree with 'ol Gumbo here. is halloween part of scripture? did Jesus/disciples put on costumes to get rid of evil spirits? HA! wow. what a thought. like Jesus/disciples needed costumes to get rid of evil spirits. so why do we? yah, you'll say that halloween is not used for that anymore. blah blah blah. it's still representing it, isn't it? you'll say it's for the kids to have fun and get candy. yah yah yah. whatever. why let your kids take part in something that is not part of scripture? like proverbs says: train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. so which way are we to raise our kids? (note: i do not have kids. just to clarify that.) i've been raised not celebrating anything but birthdays. no halloween, no easter, no christmas, no valentines... and anyothers. oh, but christmas is Jesus' birthday, so why don't you celebrate that? well. this thread is about halloween. so we'll keep it to that.
have a gooder.
Can you provide scripture for posting here on the baptist board?
I am all about God's Word and living our life based on God's word. But let's get serious here, there are a lot of things we do in this life that we cannot support with God's Word.
well. PastorSBC... ever think of the baptist board as a way of "fellowship with other believers" ?? hmm... i think fellowship with other believers is in the bible...
Ok I will give you that, although I doubt you find the concept of posting on a board in the word for fellowship.
I remember you posting a thread on hacky sack. Can you post scripture for playing hacky sack?
The point is there are a lot of areas of life that we cannot support with chapter and verse. However the Lord has given us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in this life. We are to follow Him completely in all things.
I can't believe I'm the only one who bought Halloween themed candy. (Does candy corn count...there were pumpkins mixed in?) If I wait until tomorrow when everything is half priced, can I buy some then because buswinesses will actually loose money and you can't say I am helping support the business of Halloween?
"The point is there are a lot of areas of life that we cannot support with chapter and verse. However the Lord has given us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in this life. We are to follow Him completely in all things. " <--- i agree with you there.
buy what you want artimaeus. i'm not saying you shouldn't buy it 'cuz it's halloween. business is business no-matter what season or holiday it is. i buy candy corn. but i only want candy corn, if ever i want candy-corn. i've never seen candy-corn with pumpkins... i'm in canada remember. we don't have as elaborate and cool stuff as the states.
We hand out little bags of microwave popcorn & I'm watching a scary movie.
Oh, whoops, I bought some too, then. Except I bought it for myself several weeks ago and it's all gone now!
gekko--no holidays at all?!? That sounds boring! And, after all, God had the Jews celebrate all sorts of things. What about family traditions? Ours are mostly built around holidays.