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    Default Should Christians be involved or let their kids celebrate Halloween???

    It's that time of year....what do yall think?

    Is it wrong for christian parents to let their kids go out and 'trick or treat'




    its Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29

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    Quote Originally Posted by the answer
    It's that time of year....what do yall think?

    Is it wrong for christian parents to let their kids go out and 'trick or treat'




    its Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29Eph. 4:29
    I wasnt allowed to participate, when i was a child, and it was explained why. After doing more research as an adult its not something i want to embed to son as something that is Ok. I cant give him any Biblical examples that would support it based on the fruit of the holiday.

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    Nope. My kids won't be celebrating any pagan holidays Not Easter, Christmas, OR Halloween.
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    ... so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:31 ESV

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Nope. My kids won't be celebrating any pagan holidays Not Easter, Christmas, OR Halloween.
    You know, you should boycott everything pagan, Sun day = Sun God ect
    Easter came from Ester, the God of Fertility

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    That is why I said Easter... Ishtar *fertility goddess*, hence the rabbits which are one of the most productive animals on this planet, therefore symbolizing fertility...
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    ... so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:31 ESV

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    That is why I said Easter... Ishtar *fertility goddess*, hence the rabbits which are one of the most productive animals on this planet, therefore symbolizing fertility...
    What about christmas? (which is really spelled wrong) Its supposed to me Christ Mass, from the Catholic Church.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conviction Music
    What about christmas? (which is really spelled wrong) Its supposed to me Christ Mass, from the Catholic Church.
    Christmas is pagan as well... Long story. It's a commercialized holiday. Why have ONE day where we celebrate the birth of 'baby Jesus'. That should be an urrday thang. And if it is such a Christian holiday, why do even atheists take part in the traditional commercialism that is wrapped up in it.

    Gift giving, good food, Santa, and candy.

    Yep, that's the importance of the birth of Christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Christmas is pagan as well... Long story. It's a commercialized holiday. Why have ONE day where we celebrate the birth of 'baby Jesus'. That should be an urrday thang. And if it is such a Christian holiday, why do even atheists take part in the traditional commercialism that is wrapped up in it.

    Gift giving, good food, Santa, and candy.

    Yep, that's the importance of the birth of Christ.
    Agree, but have you took time out research St. Nicholas and his ministry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conviction Music
    Agree, but have you took time out research St. Nicholas and his ministry?
    He was a gift giver essentially, but nonetheless, still the wrong focus of 'Christmas'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    He was a gift giver essentially, but nonetheless, still the wrong focus of 'Christmas'.
    I agree that focus is shifted and been abused by the the Heathens, but would it be wrong to give honor where honor is due? I mean, I think its ok, as long the fruit is Christ-centered. I dont think it makes people anymore holy for doing good deeds or celebrating christmas, but i dont think it is a problem, as long as the reason for the season is trully correct

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    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conviction Music
    I agree that focus is shifted and been abused by the the Heathens, but would it be wrong to give honor where honor is due? I mean, I think its ok, as long the fruit is Christ-centered. I dont think it makes people anymore holy for doing good deeds or celebrating christmas, but i dont think it is a problem, as long as the reason for the season is trully correct
    It shouldn't be a 'day' or a 'season'... It should be your LIFE, dude.
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    I guess I'm evil then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Nope. My kids won't be celebrating any pagan holidays Not Easter, Christmas, OR Halloween.
    Pretty much. I agree with LifeInReturn.
    Halloween and Easter are pagan holidays. As far as Christmas, there's a reason why it's called X-mas. to take Christ out. Christmas is a materialistic holiday which does not recognize Christ. Growing up in a secular family, Christmas was all about Santa Claus and receiving gifts to me, absolutely no reference was made to Christ in my family's home. I will not celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense. That is me and my house will not be buying each other expensive gifts but rather that day will be a day of prayer in my house to recognize the Holy Risen One, Jesus Christ, as should every day be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    It shouldn't be a 'day' or a 'season'... It should be your LIFE, dude.
    It is my Life Dudette, but I guess to each his own. Let me clarify yall, I have never bought anyone a Christmas gift ever, and i prolly have recieved about 5 gifts for Christmas all my life. I didnt get a lot of stuff and my parents had BANK, just didnt get us a lot of gifts. So im not stuck on this holiday. Just a different perspective on the matter, thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shock~Therapy
    As far as Christmas, there's a reason why it's called X-mas. to take Christ out.
    Eh, that is kind of a common misconception I think.

    Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ")
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Nope. My kids won't be celebrating any pagan holidays Not Easter, Christmas, OR Halloween.
    ^^ ditto...well my kids will celebrate Easter and Christmas even though the dates aren't accurate...and the world chooses to distort the true meaning...BUT DEFINITELY NO to halloween...DEFINITELY not...

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    It shouldn't be a 'day' or a 'season'... It should be your LIFE, dude.
    and amen to that...I agree with that and as far as it being celebrated by pagans...personally, I'd rather have them celebrate Easter and Christmas and see them in church which is the only two times most people who ain't walking with Jesus go...and see them get saved at an easter/christmas production...that's my opinion of course...but I do see where you're coming from sis ;o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Eh, that is kind of a common misconception I think.

    Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ")
    alright. I didn't know that historical fact. Either way, the point that I was making is that, for all intents and purposes, Christ has been removed from the holiday of Christmas and the Christmas that America celebrates is more of a marketing strategy for businesses to get in the black.

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    Ya'll better stop celbrating birthdays too, its the second most important holiday to devil worshippers after halloween...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInReturn
    Eh, that is kind of a common misconception I think.

    Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ")
    That's not the context it's used in...It's meant to take Christ's name out for political correctness. I do however agree that, that's a common misconception. I also think that just because other people mess up the focus of the day that we (we being those of us who do) celebrate the birth of the Christ, doesn't mean that we still can't do it with pure motives. Pagans read the Bible all the time...and they misinterpret it too. That doesn't take away the fact that it's still an infallible text inspired by God, by which I still choose to completely subscribe to (even though many people have twisted it to make a debauchery out of society). It's one thing if I'm corporately celebrating "Christmas" or "Easter" or even my "birthday" for that matter with people who don't know the true meaning...it's another thing when I'm devoting a whole day to honor Christ's birth or ressurrection with like-minded individuals. And I don't see it as religious rhetoric, or stale-tradition to do it on the same day either, because the other days I have work and school...the govt. gives me Christmas day off, and Easter off, so I can actually spend those entire days celebrating the Christ while still being subject to the laws of the land. That's just my unelaborated on $0.02

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