Dear editor:

I would like those of us who call ourselves Christians to rethink this Halloween thing.

Dear editor:
I would like those of us who call ourselves Christians to rethink this Halloween thing. That is what I did 15 years ago and I had to tell my kids that there would be no more costumes or trick or treat. My youngest daughter and step-daughter were both 10 at the time. I was attending PSU in the nursing program. The children were attending Northeast Elementary and I had to take them to college with me to avoid the Halloween party at school. The girls had fun hanging out in the break room and people thought they were twins, since they were wearing matching sweatshirts. My children understood that Halloween is not a Christian holiday and I don’t regret it one bit to take a stand against it. I don’t think that it should be observed in schools. I am all for separation of church and state for the protection of church. God is not allowed and neither should be witches and devils and vampires. It saddens me to think that people think that Jesus would be okay with us dressing up like Satan and other evil characters. I read that 5 to 7 billion dollars is spent a year on Halloween by Americans. What a waste of money! Halloween was began by Celtic people hiding themselves in ghoulish disguises on October 31st so that any malicious spirits they encountered wouldn’t recognize them as human. These spirits are not from God, that is for sure. I would invite anyone to be thinking why they observe Halloween. When the children are babies, people dress them up and the kids don’t even understand.  With my kids, I said if you want candy then I will just buy it for you. I saved money on not buying a costume and showing the kids that God was more important. I didn’t have to worry about begging strangers for candy and having to have it x-rayed any more or even the possibility of my kids being poisoned. I didn’t want them to take candy from strangers anyways!
Connie Bright
Mulberry