Not really. It is believed that Halloween came from an ancient Pagan festival called “Samhain.” Paganism is a type of religion that worships nature. However, the Bible says we should worship God, the Creator, and not the things He created. Learn more about this Pagan holiday by watching this short animated video for kids.
The Bible warns us to stay away from witchcraft, fortune tellers, and anything associated with such things, like ouija boards, tarot cards, and horoscopes. These are known as “occult” practices, and they are evil in the sight of God. For more, watch this short animated video for kids.
The Bible does explain much – not specifically about zombies, but about whether or not “the undead” can even exist at all. What does the Bible say about zombies, the undead, ghosts and disembodied spirits? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more on this spooky subject.
So, if you are a little kid it’s time for the excitement of “trick or treat” – costumes and candy. If you are older it’s time for parties, horror movies that look and feel so real they make your skin crawl, the undead, dark spells and generally unfettered behavior. Yup, we are talking about Halloween and all of the trimmings that come with it. Here is the thing – no matter what age you are, when Halloween comes it is also time for a strong and convincing dose of witchcraft. That’s right – no matter what age you are, witchcraft is not only entirely mainstream, it is enticingly mainstream and very much within reach. So, is this something to be worried about? Are we dealing with some big, dark and deceiving practice or is it all just harmless home-brewed storytelling?
In just a few days the costumes will come out, the candy will be distributed, the parties will roar on! The ghosts, the goblins, the skeletons – the superheroes, the princesses, the ballerinas – all will engage in a happy celebration of Halloween – ironically the night where pagan tradition says the veil between the spirit world and our world is thinnest and therefore can be crossed by evil spirits…great! Halloween is based on paganism – Wicca - white witchcraft - is an outgrowth of paganism. So, is Wicca something that we should be afraid of?
So, it’s fall and once again we are all gearing up for the big holiday. You know the one – it’s the holiday where kids rule and get stuff, where everyone suddenly seems to be in a giving mood and for one night anyway, freely gives to anyone who passes by. It is the holiday where adults can be more like children and all seem to be willing to step out of their normal roles. Yes, it is that jolly holiday called Halloween! Halloween – you know, the night when darkness, death and horror are center stage and evil is king! Okay, so, which is it? Is Halloween a good holiday or a bad one? What should we do with it?