Ransom Fellowship has and article by James Jordan, who brings up some very good points on a Christians view of Halloween.
PHOENIX — Last year Karly Mackintosh, 12, wasted precious
trick-or-treating time on homes that gave out gospel booklets, Christian stickers
and “free tickets” to a church Christmas drama.
Not this year.
fighting back,” she says.
Mackintosh and trick-or-treaters around the nation are posting
locations of so-called “tract homes” on their MySpace pages —
to help each other avoid getting religious trinkets instead of candy.
“If I want spiritual literature, I’ll go to church,”
says Brady Neilsen, 13, who was crestfallen last Halloween when a third of his
take was “Scripture booklets, gold-stamped Christian pencils and such.”
He inadvertently spent too much time trick-or-treating at homes of devout Christians
“I got more salvation pamphlets than Butterfingers,”
he moans. “My candy ran out before Thanksgiving.”
He joined the grass roots effort on MySpace where kids from
at least 900 communities have listed religious homes in their area and mapped
routes around them. Neilsen pores over lists. One entry reads, “Steer clear
of 1611 Waterbury St. 2005 give-away: Smarties glued to pocket NT.”
Some trick-or-treaters plan to plant small BBC flags (for “Bibles
& Bummer Candy”) in the lawns of newly identified homes to warn fellow trick-or-treaters.
“It’s the Halloween mark of shame,” says Neilsen.