BIN: While many Americans insist that Halloween is a secular, family-oriented holiday, because of its clear origins in paganism and its connection with forbidden necromancy, most halachic (Torah law) authorities prohibit observant Jews from participating in Halloween.
A parallel revulsion to the pagan holiday has developed in recent years within Christianity. Despite the historical process of Samhain being incorporated into the Church, there is a growing movement among Christians to move away from Halloween. Indeed, according to a survey taken by Lifeway Research, 67 percent of pastors suggest that church members take an alternative approach to the holiday, centered around a church event, while eight percent of pastors tell church members to skip the holiday entirely.
The Church of Satan, the first organized church in modern times to be devoted to the figure of Satan, perceives Halloween as an opportunity for the average American to indulge in secret Satanist fantasies.
Opinion: Halloween stirs up scoffers in Christianity when told that celebrating a pagan tradition is anti-God. Before anyone hits the exit button, our post from 2014 written by Rick Branch and James Walker gives a history of Halloween’s Druid roots, how it found its way to America and the Christian response.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 says “Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.”
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