Time for pumpkins, lanterns, candy, candy, spiders and spider webs, haunted houses and candy, candy and ghosts, haunted houses and goblins. Scarecrows and more candy!!!! Whewwwwww.
Some things amaze me about Halloween.
- People go out of their way to create something which is intended to scare people.
- People. Ironically, are more amused than scared.
- Goblins, ghosts and witches all of a sudden come out in the daytime.
- People buy candy to give as gifts to kids who can’t eat it, because they can’t trust people who give them candy.
- So the only one who benefits are the people selling the candy.
And this activity is so powerful, that adults hesitate to say no to children, even when they don’t believe in it themselves.
The tradition now is for churches and parents who want to dissuade children from taking part in Halloween related events, and “trick or treating” to provide a substitute activity. I never got the wisdom in that. It goes in the same category of electronic cigarettes. “The real thing is bad, but we can still do it in a different way.” We know we are still inhaling chemicals, but at least there is no smoke to offend anyone. “And then we tell children to “Just say no” Is there something wrong with saying “no” without a “BUT”.