Since my last two posts about Halloween, I’ve received quite a few emails — many expressing their own family’s fun plans for the holiday, and a few asking how in the world a Christian writer can support the “pagan” traditions of Halloween.
I’ll respond with photos because I don’t see any evil children here, do you? These kids don’t even know what the word “pagan” means, much less are they out to scar any souls.
I certainly don’t claim to be the voice of Christians — not by any means — but I will say that I think anything we can do to foster creativity and imagination is a good thing. If Halloween gives kids a reason to pretend and have fun, then I’m all for it. Trick-or-Treat in our neighborhood is a fabulous, family-friendly event that we look forward to each year.
I always appreciate hearing from you. It is tricky sometimes, however, to respond to all the emails. I’d love to see your comments posted on the blog — and then you can converse with each other about all your fabulous thoughts, ideas, and opinions.