Saturday, 31 October 2009
Why I don't celebrate Halloween!
Just for the record - I don't celebrate Halloween because of this main reason:
It may have started as a festival with good intentions, but it has now turned very 'dark' for my taste. I feel that there is enough 'evil' stuff in our world, why would I want to align myself with any more?
You are entitled to disagree with me, but that's my simple take on Halloween. For a festival that began well as a 'Hallowed Evening' before All Saints Day (1st November) - it has now moved far from these original roots. We now have ghosts, vampires, spells, haunted houses and a whole lot of 'trick or treating' - and not to mention the pumpkins. I struggle to get excited about any of this...but hey, that's just me.
If I am going to celebrate anything 'Hallowed', it will only be God.
"Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name..."
Grace and peace to you,
P.S. For a really good summary and unbiased understanding of Halloween, go to wikipedia. Here is the link...
Wikipedia - Halloween