Here are some of my general thoughts:
- The holiday does indeed have pagan roots in which an attempt to transform the time into at least a semi-Christian base was made by the RCC.
- It is, in recent tradition, come to be known as a "dark holiday" and is highly celebrated by Wiccan and other pagan religions.
- The Bible tells us there are ALWAYS demons and angels around us, regardless if it is October 31st or Februay 14 (a Day of Love).
- While I firmly believe in protecting our children from negative and sinful influences, as a family we are still called to be light in this dark world. I think there is an opportunity to be just that on Halloween.
What are your thoughts?