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Alba Iulia
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Is Halloween anti-Christian?

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As a concerned adult I would very much like to pass along my thoughts on Halloween to your readers.

As Halloween approaches I feel it important to remind parents and children that the festival has an undercurrent of occultism and is absolutely anti-Christian.” The feast of Halloween was once the vigil feast of All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated on November 1. It was the beginning of a day in which we rejoice in the work of God seen in his saints and cause of great inspiration and joy to the world.

Sadly, it has become dangerously paganized and heavily commercialized. Parents should be aware of this and try to direct the meaning of the feast towards wholesomeness and beauty rather than terror, fear and death. Wearing skeleton suits, dressing up as vampires, witches or goblins or slapping on fake blood is not far removed from communing with the Devil.

As we approach Halloween this year let us try to provide a wholesome, non-pagan alternative celebration, which thus critiques and rejects the pagan holiday.

Parents can, for example, dress up their children as popular saints instead of witches and devils. They can carve smiling faces, rather than menacing faces, into pumpkins. They can light a candle or display publicly another kind of light alongside, perhaps, an image of Christ. These things can can be a powerful means of showing people that we have hope in someone other than ourselves.

VIC VERITAS


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