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Halloween - Why?

Halloween, also known as Sanheim, (pronounced , / ˈ s ɑː w ɪ n / SAH -win or / ˈ s aÊŠ . ɪ n / SOW -in ), is described as a “holiday”. The last time I checked, the word “holiday” was representative the words, “holy day”. A “holy day”, is a day or time when people are supposed to reflect on the goodness of God; a day to be thankful and full of love as result of the goodness of God.

Halloween doesn’t fit into this category because there is nothing godly about it. It is a celebration of those things that are dark and fearful. The major product of the day is “fear”.

Faith, which pleases, God, and fear, which shows a lack of trust in God, (please keep this in context), are opposites.

So, how, when the day has no qualities that acknowledge the goodness of God, did Halloween gain the distinction of being a holiday?

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AngelSharum wrote on September 22, 2014, 11:47 PM

I have nothing against Halloween. I think it is just a time for kids to have fun. You might find this interesting though:

Feisty56 wrote on September 23, 2014, 7:30 AM

Isn't Halloween like some of the other days that we celebrate in that old pagan traditions were the basis?

AliCanary wrote on September 23, 2014, 1:49 PM

Okay, first of all, it IS a religious holiday. All Hallow's Eve on 10/31, followed by All Saint's Day, 11/1 and All Soul's Day, 11/2. The ancestors (dead), the saints, and the living people. In Mexico, it is celebrated as El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and people go to visit the graves of their loved ones, and there are church services. Even Samhain is a religious holiday, just not YOUR religion. Why does that make it unacceptable?

Also, there are plenty of holidays that aren't "holy". Do you have anything against against President's Day? Do you shun Thanksgiving? Turn your nose up at Memorial Day? If you don't want to celebrate Halloween, that's totally cool, but for cryin' out loud, it's not EVIL. It's about candy and silliness, and it's awesome! I am not terrified of the adorable three-year-olds dressed as fairy princesses and superheroes who come to my door, and I give them candy. Happy Halloween!

paigea wrote on October 5, 2014, 8:23 PM

Halloween is a fun day. Labour day isn't religious as far as I know but it's still called a holiday