There was a time when I celebrated Halloween. My boys were not yet in middle school. I don't remember the exact year I made the decision to stop. I told my sons that as a family we were not glorifying evil. I pretty much even stopped watching scary movies. Most times I had nightmares anyway. Don't judge me. I stopped buying candy to hand out and made sure my porch light was off since I no longer celebrated. How many of you allow your child or children to celebrate Halloween?
I researched where this holiday came from and that is what made me change my habit of glorifying Halloween. "The Halloween holiday has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”), a pagan religious celebration to welcome the harvest at the end of summer, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts." (Referenced) Since I consider myself a Christian, I felt that it was inappropriate to participate in the traditions of this holiday. No, I didn't go on a campaign to put a stop to it. It was something that my household no longer.
In 1 Corinthians 10:21 it says, "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons." I choose the Lord all day everyday! Ephesians 5:11 says, "Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them." I chose not to allow my kids to take part in the unfruitful works of darkness. Halloween is all about wickedness and darkness. There is nothing good about it! Not even the candy! And to be honest, I don't even get down with the church having Trunk or Treat. It is still promoting the holiday.