Friday, October 29, 2010

Could I get excited? Sure...but then what's the point?

I'm probably going to offend a few people today...

But then again, when has that ever stopped me from writing something? I just want to plead with Christians to lighten up a bit when it comes to Christmas, Easter and...Halloween!


Not the eve of evil, the celebration of satanic, the ALL HALLOWS EVE! As God fearing faithful, we can't condone the night dedicated to the living dead! What are you thinking?!

The blogosphere is full of post today addressing the issues of Halloween, so naturally, I'm jumping in with mine. I mean seriously, do you think my 3-year old has any idea the origin hails back loosely to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain? I'm pretty sure she doesn't even know any Celtics...besides, we are all Lakers fan. Purple and gold baby!

Every holiday season, the Celebration Police show up and start spouting off about the secular roots of this, the demonic connections to that, the square root of...anyway. Most do it in the name of Jesus. Funny thing is...I don't ever remember Jesus ranting about any of this nonsense. To me, the Celebration Police come off a lot like Tony C...don't go there...don't say it... a lot like...don't say it Tony C... the Pharisees!

I can't believe you went there!

Believe it brother, that just actually happened. Christians need to accept we live in the secular world. Our job is to put God in all we do. That's how we don't become of the world. I could care less where Christmas started. In my home, we focus on the Christ element of the season. Same with Easter. Halloween is a little more challenging, but I've found a few costume idea's that might appease the Celebration Police just a tad:

Where it all started...

With thanks to David Johndrow at Fire & Grace, nothing screams Christian like the fall of man. (Recommended for adults only)

God's Holy Word

Ring doorbell. Say 'Trick or Treat.' Receive candy. Jump on top of them. Bible bashing on a whole new level. Amen.

Eternal Lake of Fire

One of my personal favorites. A little tricky getting in and out of the car.

Sorry. I was emailing that to Mrs. Tony C for a Christmas present idea (how embarrassing).

If you chose not to celebrate Halloween this or any other year...more power to you. That's you're call. But if you get a hankering for a Twix bar Saturday night...swing through Stone Edge Subdivision. I'll be dressed like an Egyptian handing them out.


Trey Morgan said...

Excellent article ... I agree 100%. I love Halloween, Christmas and Easter.

Candy said...

You going to walk like an Egyptian, too?

I've always been "meh" on Halloween because 1) I scare easily and clowns really scare me, 2) I hated the mess of all the candy wrappers when the kids were little, 3) I disliked the fact that my kids only ate candy for 3 days and nothing else. I certainly don't consider it evil - it is just another way to not give evil a chance. Save me a Twix.

Oh, and nice outfit, Mrs. Tony C!

Dee Dee said...

I definitely agree with you Tony! This is so well said. My family never did believe in Halloween and we didn't celebrate when I was younger. I always felt like I was missing out. However, we are in a secular world and if you put God in your master plan, you can never fail!

Tracy said...

Thanks for the good laugh Tony. And yeah, I agree, so many things have pagan roots but that's NOT what we're celebrating. Sometimes it feels like Christians just aren't much fun. But, when it's all said and done, we've each got to follow our own conscience.

David said...

The Mrs. outfit. Funny, so funny!

I prefer alternatives, but that is just me. Hey you cast out a demon once of twice, and this stuff starts to matter.

What matters is that we bring Jesus into everything that we do. After all, we drive cars made by pagans.

Dave said...

Great post Tony. I couldn't agree more and I love the Adam and Eve costumes. Good stuff.