so last night, this happened…
but sharideth! why do you look pregnant and why do you have vampire eyes?
i have no idea why either of those things happened. but i am neither pregnant nor a vampire. though if i had to choose…vampire. hands down. i’m thinking i arched my back weird and the stripes on my shirt made me look like i’m 6 months along. the eyes? no clue…
but it was fun. a lot of fun. it was a 70’s dance party, so…you know…fun. i might have ended up with a couple of dollar bills stuffed in my cleavage. i’m just sayin’ that could’ve happened.
Craig and i celebrate Halloween. always have. growing up, our churches each put on a couple of the best haunted houses in town.
then Bill Gothard happened.
he took a holiday full of tooth decay, flammable face masks and awesome and turned it into something to be reviled and feared. Christians everywhere were convinced that allowing their children to dress up like Smurfettte and Donatello was glorifying satan and granting him some sort of unprecedented power over all of us for one day a year. there were shouts of “Satanism!” and “Paganism!” and panicpanicpanicpanic….
uh, hypocrisy anyone?
if we are going to throw the Paganism flag, we had better ditch our Christmas trees and Easter eggs, too.
how about taking the daily recommended dose of irony since we’re all worked up…
Halloween is the most Christian of all holidays.
you heard me.
It began with the Catholic church as All Hallows Eve and was instituted to honor the Saints. All the costume and scary stuff was incorporated initially by the Hispanic culture (heavily Catholic btw) as part of their Day of the Dead celebration. this, too, was in honor of those who had passed on before us.
has it been secularized and turned into a night when girls can dress like they work a pole and punks run around pranking the unsuspecting elderly? sure. but what holiday that we hold sacred hasn’t been secularized in some way that Christians find distasteful?
oh yeah. none.
and oh em gee, do not get me started on the whole Jesusween thing that’s happening this year. have you heard about this? we Christians, if we really love Jesus and hate satan, must hand out tracts instead of candy. of course you can do both if you are feeling particularly generous.
i just gagged on my Chai latte.
how about instead of handing out The 4 Spiritual Laws, you actually develop a relationship with the people in your neighborhood and invite them to church? then maybe they’ll respect you and not want to egg your house.
as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord…by dressing up as a hotdog, a female sheriff with a pink mustache, a SWAT team member and the Unabomber.
did your family ever not celebrate Halloween because it meant you loved satan and hated Jesus?
do you still feel this way? why? don’t worry. i won’t throw a jack o’ lantern at your head. i’m honestly curious.
what are you doing with your All Hallows Eve?
i know this post had nothing to do with relationships, so if you need a fix, read It’s Humiliation, Charlie Brown! that ought to do the trick and is season appropriate.