Halloween fears no big deal
This Saturday, depending on your point of view, your children will dress up in costumes and collect candy from the neighbors, or go to church and pray for the souls of all of the kids out getting candy. I don't know exactly when Halloween became a form of devil worship, but I'll bet that that story came from the same people who claim there is a war on Christmas.
I don't know why some people feel the need to complicate their lives by adding pressures and fears that there is no reason to have. There are plenty of real problems they could focus on, but not for them. They would rather worry about the girls who will turn to witchcraft because they dressed like a witch for Halloween.
There are enough parents who worry about this that in most schools parents won't let there children participate in Halloween parties. The school actually have to arrange alternate activities for them.
Do you want to know how silly it is to be afraid of Halloween? In fact the holiday is considered the eve of All Saints Day, and is considered to be a holy day. The only people who look at Halloween that way today are dentists.
Speaking of dentists, can you imagine a worse way to make a living? For starters, most people fear a trip to your office. Also, who wants to spend the day poking around in the mouths of strangers?
Back to the subject at hand, I have a niece and nephew that will dress up in costumes and go around the neighborhood asking for candy. I'm not worried about it. They have been doing it for years, and they haven't yet shown any interest in Devil worship or witchcraft.
When I was a trick or treater all we cared about was the candy. Nobody from back then has gone to the dark side. There were some mean kids in the neighborhood, but they were that way all of the time, so you can't blame the holiday.
The only thing I worry about on Halloween is the tradition of pulling pranks. While most of them are harmless some kids will go out of their way thiking of new ways to get away with bad behavior.
I will leave you with this holiday advice. Keep a pitcher of water by the door. If you open it and there is a bag on fire, you'll thank me.