Sunday Halloween Irks Some in Bible Belt
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) – Across the Bible Belt this Halloween, some little ghosts and goblins might get shooed away by the neighbors – and some youngsters will not be allowed to go trick-or-treating at all – because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.
I just love this explanation:
“You just don’t do it on Sunday,” said Sandra Hulsey of Greenville, Ga. “That’s Christ’s day. You go to church on Sunday, you don’t go out and celebrate the devil. That’ll confuse a child.”
So, it’s ok to celebrate the devil as long as it’s not on Sunday? I would think that if one accepts the premise that Halloween is equivalent to worship of Satan, the question of what day it falls on would be somewhat secondary. But then, theology has never been my strong point.
Anyway, I don’t know why these anti-Halloween types would pass up the opportunity to hand out Chick tracts to impressionable young trick-or-treaters on a Sunday. [Disclaimer: the management of Arcane Gazebo is not responsible for brain injury incurred while reading this link.]