As a Southern Baptist my church had a “christian alternative” halloween party which I will refer to as a holloween. Instead of dressing up like ghost and goblins and so forth we dressed in “christian appropriate costumes” and had a carnival at church for our safety vs of walking through our dark neighborhoods.
How should we combat this anti halloween talk by many of our southern baptist friends and other fundamental protestants? Should we shrug it off or educate?
I now know a Catholic, that the early church martyers were having a festival prior to all souls day, they dressed up like ghost, demons, witches, and dead martyers because they knew when they died that they knew where they were going (purgatory, heaven) and they were having fun, enjoying life…
So maybe we should too, have fun, dress up, celebrate, enjoy life.