interesting blog post here that I came across- I don’t celebrate Halloween and haven’t for years. Mostly thats to do with the spiritual side of things, but there are some interesting points made here which hadn’t occurred to me before. I know some people say that its ‘all saints eve’ which should be a religious festival… but the reality is that most people who celebrate this don’t care or know about the religious (or probably even any spiritual) significance.
Today’s guest writer is the Revd. Canon J. John. J John is an internationally recognised Christian speaker and author. He has written over 50 books and spoken in 69 countries, teaching the Christian faith and addressing over 300,000 people in person each year. his series Just 10 (on the Ten Commandments) has now exceeded one million people in attendance.
In light of the recent media focus on Tesco and Asda’s ‘psycho’ patient Halloween outfits, J John is keen to raise a debate on the nature of Halloween. What messages are we giving to children who are encouraged to dress up as a ‘Zombie Pyjama Girl’ for example with blood soaked pyjamas and a slashed teddy and what is the impact of Halloween on society and on vulnerable people?
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