I’m not talking monsters, cobwebs and screams. This is a very gory, 80 “character” haunted house complete with the smell of freshly dug graves, burnt flesh and rotting corpses. And a nightly dismemberment scene.:eek:
I don’t go to this type of haunted house for several reasons. I feel it is mocking death and ignoring our gift of life. I feel even stronger that someone, somewhere, has died in a horrific way and their last momments were spent like this and it is in no way funny! They left a family that will know it forever.
The people interviewed who work there say “there is immense power in knowing someone is terrified of you.” :
Our parish youth group is going and having a scary movie night, (I’m sure it’s not going to be a viewing of “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”) and then going to the haunted house. Does anyone see a problem with a Catholic church promoting this? I feel with all the bad things in the secular world, our church/parish is where our family can point to as an example. Now I can no longer feel that way.:mad:
What are your opinions?