I must admit, I loved Halloween growing up. Not so much the candy and going house to house, but when I got older enjoyed hanging out with friends at Halloween parties and going to haunted houses (not real ones, just the fun kind) and all that. But as I got older and began to look into the history of Halloween and all that jazz, I started to wonder if I should celebrating/involved with all of it.
It was fairly easy to stand a distance away and not really make a big deal of it all. I did have to voice my opinion a time or two. But now, with a child, and everyone asking her and us, “What is she going to be for Halloween?” we’ve had to be a little more upfront. I guess some of the hesitation is that I don’t want to come across as judging someone else if they choose to (or let their kids) participate in the holiday.
But I saw this post (you may have to scroll down just a bit if his archives are not working properly) on John’s blog. He’s quoting someone else, but it makes pretty good sense.
And my wife and I are still searching for exactly what we believe/think about Halloween as well.