>Happy Halloween in the Bible Belt?

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>Here’s a blurb from a story (see link above) that I have a hard time believing to be relevant in this day and age.

Sunday Halloween Irks Some in Bible Belt

By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press Writer
NEWNAN, Ga. – Across the Bible Belt this Halloween, some little ghosts and goblins might get shooed away by the neighbors — and some youngsters will not be allowed to go trick-or-treating at all — because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.

“It’s a day for the good Lord, not for the devil,” said Barbara Braswell, who plans to send her 4-year-old granddaughter Maliyah out trick-or-treating in a princess costume on Saturday instead.

I just love the irony in that bit. So, if you feel that Halloween is a day for the devil, why as a Christian are you even celebrating it at all? Talk about a hypocrite.

I have a hard time believing that anyone nowadays actually sees Halloween as anything actually related to devil worship. I don’t think it actually was about devil worship, otherwise how did it get so damn popular? Now, it’s all about the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, costumes, and candy. If anything it’s a fall harvest celebration of sorts, in addition to Thanksgiving that is.

Ok, maybe a few mentally disturbed individuals use it as their devil’s day or whatever, but they are rare. And I am not talking about the Wiccans or Pagans or witches and their relation to Samhain or All Hallow’s Eve. That is a separate thing. Those people’s beliefs/religion has nothing to do with devil worship. The devil is a convention/myth/creature of Christian origin.

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