I am over at Blissfully Domestic today tackling the topic of whether or not it is appropriate for Christians to engage in anything associated with Halloween. I would love to hear your opinions about being a Christian on Halloween night and how that affects your participation.
Here's a little teaser...
Have you ever had a really strong sense of conviction about something, convinced that there was no shade of gray about it, and because of that, viewed every one else’s behavior as simply…wrong? Halloween is one of those polarizing topics, but could it be one that is actually peppered with shades of gray?
Where Are You on the Halloween Spectrum?
Many Christians see Halloween as a black-and-white situation. The day has roots that date back to the ancient Celtics who believed that on the eve of the new year, the line between the spiritual realm and physical realm became blurred. As such, they offered burnt sacrifices to Celtic deities and attempted to use the spirits to help predict future fortune. Sounds like nothing a Christian would want to dabble in, yes?
As a Christian, I would agree and say that I would not be one to participate in ancient Celtic rituals. But is this the meaning of Halloween now as we participate in the donning of costumes and treat bags, as we gather as neighbors and delight children by indulging them with candy?