Well, when I was growing up in the sixties, the local churchs treated Halloween as just another social function by sponsoring Haunted Hayrides or the area 'Spook House', and considered it no more than a harmless diversion for the children. Over the course of the last 20 years or so, the outlook has changed to one of animosity towards the holiday, decrying it as 'Satan's birthday' and a source of blight on the minds of youngsters everywhere. Some of the churchs in my local have their followers post "No Halloween Here" signs, and more than one church goer has confronted me about my displays and their inherent satanic implications (I REALLY love those little chats), so, all in all, I would consider this to be an attempt to purge or exsponge Halloween from our social landscape.Cheetahclub67 said:Hey BG,
"the church's new found drive to "purge the great evil of Halloween""
What do you mean?
Bwahahahah OMG!!! That was the funniest thing I have ever read!! No offence to...whoever believes that stuf, but that is really, really SAD.Ugly Joe said:cheetahclub67 - here's an example of what some folks are pushing...
Now...are they serious, or not?