Why don't Christians like Halloween?


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Dakota  Mackenzie Profile

They think it's evil, or something like that xp Like, they may describe it as the devil's holiday. At least, that's how my grandma described it, she's a Christian.

Halloween is my favorite holiday. :D haha

Wizeold Dogmom Profile
Wizeold Dogmom answered

Funny you should say that.

Every year millions of Christians spend millions of dollars, dress up as monsters, send their kids out to beg door to door, try to scare the holy crap out of each other and have too much fun indulging in generally frowned upon vice. Hmmmmm Hypocritical behavior is allowed for one night only? Confess or go to church the next day and renew their faith and all is well? BEATS ME what you are talking about.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered


Every year, a debate rages among Catholics and other Christians: Is Halloween a satanic holiday or merely a secular one? Should Catholic children dress up like ghosts and goblins? Is it good for children to be scared? Lost in the debate is the history of Halloween, which, far from being a pagan religious event, is actually a Christian celebration that's almost 1,300 years old.

(---From the internet.)

Red  Soturi Profile
Red Soturi answered

It's a pagan holiday (I think.) and since you dress up as monsters, it's "satanic."

PERSONALLY, I freaking LOVE Halloween. X3

Karen aka Bailey's Mom Profile

They only hate it when it falls on a Sunday. They want to change it to Saturday, because Sunday is a school night. They never say that when it falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

I'm a Christian and Halloween in my favorite holiday. I love all things spooky!!

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

I think the question "Why don't Christians like Halloween?" is a blanket statement and is wrong. Most Christians do like Halloween, it is really the fundamental christians that feel that way, yet most of them turn around and sing christmas carols, which is just as pagan. So directly answering your question, there is no reason.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

True Christians do not like nor celebrate Halloween because " it is integrally related to the prospect of contact with spiritual forces,many of which threaten or frighten." Encyclopedia of American Folklore.  Likewise,many celebrations like Halloween have pagan origins and are deeply rooted in ancestor worship.  Even today,people around the world use these days to make contact with supposed spirits of the dead, which are in conflict with Bible teachings. The Bible warns: "There must never be anyone among you who... Practices divination, who is soothsayer,augur or sorcerer,who uses charms,consults ghost or spirits,or calls the dead."  Deuteronomy 18:10,11  The Jerusalem Bible. Also Leviticus 19:31;  Galatians 5:19-21

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

Halloween involves things that are not pleasing to God.

Halloween perpetuates the lie that the dead are actually living.

Halloween finds its origin in a Celtic festival, probably the worship of Lug, god of light.

Halloween and celebrations like it are steeped in paganism.

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ZombieE Lee
ZombieE Lee commented
I don't know what your talking about. The only "celebrations" I've ever seen in Halloween are parties or candy
AnnNettie Paradise
Many people consider Halloween to be harmless fun for their children. However when we consider its Origin, ask yourself, ‘Can celebrations that have such dark origins really be viewed as harmless? Wouldn't you agree that parents can give their children parties or candy anytime of the year! Why pick a day that involves things that are not pleasing to God? It’s good to think about the choices we make and our reasons for making them and to make choices based on principle rather than on what is popular.
ZombieE Lee
ZombieE Lee commented
Its origins is just in Celtic gibberish in Ireland. And besides, modern Halloween hardly has anything to do with its origins.
Ty Hibb Profile
Ty Hibb answered

I think the confusion comes from what you accept as a Christian. Foot step followers of Jesus do not celebrate Halloween. The apostasy, that the bible warned against, is what is being called Christian and there in lies the problem. 1Tim 4:1,2

Matthias Schmidt Profile

Christians don't necessarily dislike Halloween in it of itself. Halloween means "Hallow's Eve" because it is the eve of All Saint's Day. People used to celebrate this by dressing up to mock the devil and demons because the next day recognized the saints who were martyred for their faith. Somewhere along the line, Trick or Treat was added. Some Christians nowadays dislike Trick or Treat and Halloween because of how evil and dark some costumes seem, or other varying reasons. In reality, Christians ought to be able to enjoy Halloween, because it's supposed to mock Satan: He lost when Jesus died and rose again! Lots- no Most folks are just confused, and not without reason, about what Halloween means or what started it, etc.

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