Every year, many people are perplexed as to how to deal with the children's celebrations surrounding Halloween. On the one hand, participating in the perpetuation of the usual pagan (and occultic) rituals are hardly the enterprise of a Biblical Christian. On the other hand, creating constructive alternatives can be challenging.
"For a Christian to celebrate Halloween is like asking a Holocaust survivor to celebrate Hitler's birthday." Pat Matrisciana
Many churches and families organize a "Harvest" festival with games, prizes, etc., as an alternative party opportunity. These are gaining widespread interest and are to be encouraged. There is also an appeal to organizing a drama event to involve the older children and one candidate for such an effort could be Saul and the Witch of Endor, as a play.31 Other Alternatives: Martin Luther: let the class research and write their own biographies. Or read
"The Lady is not for burning," a secular classic by Christopher Frey.
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