Friday, June 22, 2007

Anti-Halloween Books

Up until today I have been blissfully unaware ( or strictly in denial) of the existence of anti-Halloween books for children from Christian publishing houses. I ordered two today; can't wait to receive them, even though I am sure they are filled with the same redundant sentiments: Halloween is a devil's holiday, God hates Halloween, Halloween is evil, trick or treaters are evil, etc. etc. etc...
I don't know, I attended parochial schools from Kindergarten all the way through High School, and sometimes I think the nuns were even more into Halloween than some of the kids were. As far as I know, none of us turned out to be Satan-worshiping puppy and / or baby killers.

I honestly don't care what people choose to believe (or not believe in), my problem comes from the uninformed and unwanted proselytizing (such as handing out religious tracts on Halloween or telling trick or treaters they are going to Hell--things that Happen, and not only in the Bible belt)

Anyway, enough ranting.

The two titles I ordered:
Let's Shine Jesus' Light On Halloween (Happy Day Books) by Diane Stortz
Mommy, Why Don't We Celebrate Halloween? (Mommy Why?) by Linda Hacon Winwood

2 comments:

the Barrow-Wight said...

Well, it will be interesting to read their tirades. Too bad you gave them some money to do so. When we used to run our free haunted house we would find these religious tracts left in it. The usual garbage from Chick. These folks had to actually go all the way through the house to do it. So last year, in my rules I added one, "Anyone distributing religious tracts or materials in my house will be considered littering and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law". I found none.

j.c. said...

Oh, no, I ordered the books used. I couldn't bring myself to buy new copies from the publishers to fund more hate filled diatribes.