Can anyone give me a good reason to how it is ok to celebrate the resurrection of Yehoshu'a Immanuel in Pagan Ritual. And also to celebrate his birth in Pagan Ritual, even though he was not born in December to begin with. But it is such a bad thing to celebrate Halloween? And don't even try to go the stick with your traditions crap because when that was said these pagan holidays were not celebrated by Yehoshu'a and his disciples if anything we should be celebrating Yehoshu'a's birth during the feast of tabernacles and his resurrection on the feast of the Passover since these were the traditions of that time and they were what was practiced by the people the are in the Bible. And are the ones that closely relate to each event. But I imagine so of you will say that you are not Jewish so that is why you do not celebrate the feast days even though so much Bible prophecy is tied to them.

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    The generic answer is that Christians object to the pagan festival. Although the dates of Christmas and Easter may have their roots in paganism, to celebrate Christmas and Easter is not to celebrate a pagan feast: if anything, those feasts have been suppressed almost to extinction. – Andrew Leach Nov 7 '13 at 7:22
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    To the downvoters and close-voters: This question really isn't opinion-based. Sure, there are many opinions about Halloween, but that's not what the question is asking. The question is asking why many people oppose Halloween--and there is a specific, non-opinion answer to that. It's also not 'too broad', IMO, because he's asking for an overview of "many churches." He's not asking "Do Christians oppose Halloween?"--which would be opinion-based and broad. He's asking why it is opposed by those who do. I believe it sufficiently specifies the scope of the question, according to our guidlines. – Flimzy Nov 7 '13 at 14:18
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    @Joshua So, here's my issue with your question - it doesn't really seek to gain knowledge, but rather discussion. We are very academic here - we ask questions that have answers. This reads much more like a polemic - Halloween is bad (and I may or may not agree with that) - How could anyone be so stupid as to... If you were to change the tone, I'd retract my VTC. As it stands, however, no... – Affable Geek Nov 7 '13 at 17:06
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    @Flimzy I guess so, if you're willing to accept an ambiguous answer such as, "they think it's evil". When you dig into the history of it, it's a modern invention. As is the Yule tree and Christmas. – The Freemason Nov 7 '13 at 17:36
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    This question is a lot like my question "Why do Christians think Freemasons are evil?" It's hard to say since someone heard something sometime and it snowballed from there. Halloween is similar. We were told to be afraid of it... we're not exactly sure why as there are no references to it in the bible. It is strictly denominational. There are plenty of other Holidays that someone could say are Pegan and we would throw stones at people who celebrate them. Even though they're okay today. What if someone said President's day is worshiping man and not God? – The Freemason Nov 7 '13 at 17:55

When Christians and/or churches oppose Halloween, it is because the holiday is perceived as a celebration and glorification of evil. Children (and adults) dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, and all manner of "evil" thing. Many claim (although my research suggests that historical evidence is lacking to support such claims) that the tradition of dressing as other creatures--even non-evil ones (angels, plumbers, etc) has a pagan spiritual significance that is anti-Christian.

You don't see this on Christmas or Easter. While it's true these holidays are celebrated on what were once pagan holidays, for reasons of history which are beyond the scope of this answer, they do not glorify evil.

Now, having said that, there are Christians who refuse to celebrate Christmas and Easter for the very reason that they are originally pagan holidays. And many Christian groups celebrate the birth of Christ on different days than December 25, as well.

There are also many Christians who celebrate Halloween in one form or another; often choosing not to dress as an "evil" creature, or perhaps having a party that doesn't even involve costumes, etc.

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What Churches, and Christians alike do not like about Halloween is not the celebration, but the fact that they believe Evil, Satan, Demons and etcetera, are real.

Because they believe that they fear that such celebrations minimize the danger posed by those beings.

They also worry that children will learn to not fear evil, and thereby become more susceptible to being influenced by them.

Many Christians feel that the depredated state of our society is directly related to the mitigation of the danger which those entities pose.

At any rate the current course of our society, is contrary to the ideals of we Christians today, and we are very apprehensive about exactly what effect it is having on our religion.

For example; the recent denial of Military Chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. That we pray in the name of Jesus is one of the fundamental precepts of Christianity, and to deny a Christian Chaplain to do so is to cause him to be at odds with his faith.

There are innumerable other situations I could site, but I feel that my point has been adequately stated.

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