It’s Halloween today and we’ll be getting the kids dressed up tonight and taking them trick or treating. We do so with the understanding that we’re Catholic and have no allegiance Pagans or the devil. I just had an interesting back and forth with a distant cousin in Puerto Rico that’s on some high-horse about Christians worshiping the devil if we celebrate Halloween.
Yes, Halloween began as a Pagan ritual and the church tells us not to celebrate it. But let’s cut the shit. Americans all across the country dress their kids in costumes and take them to get candy with no thought of the devil or feeling like we celebrate Paganism. It’s part of our culture in an innocent way. For those that don’t celebrate Halloween, no problem, you’ve done nothing wrong.
For the die-hards out there that think I’m a bad Christian, evil or that my family is celebrating the devil. A few things. First, F you. Second, feel free to “de-friend” me on Facebook or not associate with me or my family. Also, you may be surprised to learn that many symbols in our Christian culture are taken from Pagans; the Christmas tree, Easter bunny and eggs… So unless your life is void of those things, get over yourselves because you’re a hypocrite. Most of us celebrate Halloween because it’s a part of our American culture. Something that is fun for the kids and has no religious connection and certainly no evil connection. Its fun for the kids and that can’t be a bad thing. Also, don’t be surprised if you’re cleaning eggs off the car/house every year either. To all the folks, like me, that love God and Jesus but feel like Halloween is a fun thing for the kids with no evil attached, let’s have fun and take lots of pictures. That’s my take.
- Halloween a Celebration of Darkness (ioan17.wordpress.com)