How do you guys handle your kids and halloween and all saints?
I really hate halloween and think it a way to normalize the wicked ideas of spirits, souls, ghosts and all that in the minds of children
It is sugar coating the concept of a soul that can be condemned and go to hell.
As I see it Halloween plays this role in normalizing the idea of hell and spirits et al in the mind of small children. "There is something to be scared of, but don't be afraid, cos jesus saves you". Halloween has a distinct terroristic function by planting the fear of hell in the minds of children.
Well that is completely opposite to what I try to bring to my child: "There is NOthing to be scared of".
Problem is that my 6.5 year old daughter just wants to join the halloween parties in the village for the candy and the costumes and fun.