Monday, December 21, 2009

The "Why" Series: Halloween

I decided this morning that instead of simply telling my children "we don't celebrate Halloween; it's the devil's holiday", that I was going to take this week as an opportunity to teach them WHY.  Seems we have come to a point in our home where I really feel like it's important for the kiddo's to understand the why's behind some of our beliefs.
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So, I headed for one of my favorite sites, Jesus is Lord.  If you haven't been there, it's fantastic although "liberals beware" - you won't like it! lol  Here is a direct link to the Halloween info
While perusing the information, I read this poem.  If I were so talented as to write, *I* could have written those sentiments.  I'm copying it here.

THAT HALLOWEEN!
By S.S.
 
I'VE SAID WHAT I'VE SAID,IT'S NOT TO BE MEAN,
I SIMPLY DON'T DOTHAT HALLOWEEN!
No Party, No Goodies, No Trick-or-Treating,
Instead I'll be praying, fasting and reading,
No, I'm not taking this satanic force lightly,
I'm saying "No!" to it, and I'm saying it rightly.
No ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, broomsticks and witches,
Those things should offend even the non-religious,
Stop trying to force me to participate,
In celebrations and rituals that my God hates.
I know it's origin—where it all comes from,
So, I won't be quiet, I'll sound the alarm,
The observance of Halloween has evil as it's base,
So keep that ungodliness out of my face.
I'VE SAID WHAT I'VE SAID,IT'S NOT TO BE MEAN,
I SIMPLY DON'T DOTHAT HALLOWEEN!
"Calm down. Relax" , you say, "It's fun. It's make-believe!"
Is that so, or have you just completely been deceived?
Has God ever been pleased when His children played with idols?
If you don't know the answer, you can find it in the Bible.
"Well, we don't really celebrate it quite that way."
"A holy house—not haunted — a Fall festival", you say;
"Our children dress as Bible figures, now how could that be wrong?"
Oh please, my friend, don't compromise—Just leave it all alone!
To some it may seen strange, I know, to take such bold position,
And yes, it can be difficult to break those old traditions,
But when you have committed your life to following the truth,
Neither pressure, rejection, nor separation...not even death will stop you.
I'VE SAID WHAT I'VE SAID,IT'S NOT TO BE MEAN,
I SIMPLY DON'T DOTHAT HALLOWEEN!



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