Can we talk?
As a Christian I have always thought of Halloween as the day I would not celebrate. We know or should know that the word Halloween is derived from "All Hallows Eve." It took place the day before "All Saints Day." So is Halloween the same as Christmas Eve? You can say it is the eve of All Saints Day, but do we as Christian celebrate it?
As Christians, there is a lot of debate about this. I don't because it is a celebration of an evil holiday. However, that could be just me. I know there are a lot of stories on why this day is celebrated. An example of this is Ireland and Scotland where this day, October 31, was the day to move the animals into their barns to get ready for the winter months. They also worked in the fields to get the harvest in. But I do not really see that as a celebration.
What I see in the United States is a celebration of superstitions that include the belief if fairies and spirits that return from the dead. Witches that cast spells on the unknowing, and we dress our children in costumes and parade them around the neigh