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Old 10-08-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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God loves us pumpkins!
Being God's child is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff -- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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That is really inspirational. Thanks it's nice to be able to know that you can give all your troubles to Him and trust him to lead you through everything. Thanks for that.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:16 PM   #3
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You're welcome! I love it too. I just received it in an email from a good friend.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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Sandy, that's beautiful, and oh, so true!
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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You're welcome, Becka!
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I've always wanted to ask and I hope that you arent offended... but as Christians do you have a problem with celebrating Hallowe'en? Do any Christians?
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Some Christians (the fundamentalists) REFUSE to celebrate Halloween, because they believe that Halloween encourages worshipping the devil.

I don't feel that way, though. I think it's an innocent festival. I think it all depends on your attitude.

By the way, I don't consider it to be a holiday ("holy day"), but I think it's a fun day for family events.

The day after Halloween, "All Saints Day" is a holy day in the Christian faith. It is a day to remember those who have passed away.
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oh christians adopted it...I love Wikipedia!
I would still like to hear from anyone about this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

Halloween (IPA pronunciation: [hlə'win], [hlo'win]) is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets. It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most common in Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and with increasing popularity in Australia and New Zealand. Halloween originated in Ireland as the pagan Celtic harvest festival, Samhain. Irish, Scots and other immigrants brought older versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th century. Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.

The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe'en, is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening before "All Hallows' Day"[1] (also known as "All Saints' Day"). In Ireland, the name was All Hallows' Eve (often shortened to Hallow Eve), and though seldomly used today, it is still a well accepted label. Halloween was also sometimes called All Saints' Eve. The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries and given a Christian interpretation. Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland, presumably named after the pca, a mischievous spirit.

Halloween is sometimes associated with the occult. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when the spiritual world can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent (e.g. Catalan mythology about witches).
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Originally Posted by Shandeh
Some Christians (the fundamentalists) REFUSE to celebrate Halloween, because they believe that Halloween encourages worshipping the devil.

I don't feel that way, though. I think it's an innocent festival. I think it all depends on your attitude.

By the way, I don't consider it to be a holiday ("holy day"), but I think it's a fun day for family events.
ok, cool.

Lots of people do consider it to be a holy day.. or the day preceeding a holy day.

Yeah, I would think that some people would have a hard time with it. Letting out the spirits and all...
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I used to do an organ concert for Halloween/All Saints Day. I would perform organ and piano pieces, and the pastor would read stories about the martyrs who died for the Christian faith.

I'm not doing it this year, because last year's attendance was not what I anticipated. I guess I'll get to relax and have fun this year!
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