The whole Halloween thing confounds me. What started out as a day of preparation for the Feast of All Saints has been transformed into a day of debauchery and a celebration of evil and immodesty.
I am astounded at some of the costumes I saw tonight. Little kids dressed as devils (mind you, the devil is an evil demon -- not that cute if you ask me), little girls in "sexy" costumes (little girls should not be sexy), kids dressed as evil, murderous things. What I don't understand is whether the parents enjoy parading their children in questionable outfits, or whether they lack the control and sound judgement that parents need to exert over their children.
Hubby is disturbed about this as well, so we're going to phase out the American Halloween traditions and create our own -- praying the Litany of the Saints on Halloween, dressing the kids as saints when they get a little older, etc. We have already phased out the ghosts, ghouls, and witches.
I just want to add that witches are not cute or sexy. The Bible even cautions against witchcraft:
"Do not go to mediums of consult fortune-tellers, for you will be defiled by them. I, the Lord, am your God." Lev 19:31
"Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, divinder, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyuone who does such things is an abomination to the Lord..." Deut 18: 10-12
"Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outburts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the link. I war you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherity the kingdom of God." Gal 5:19-21
"But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sorth, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Rev 21:8
That seems pretty clear to me.