People of faith are often spooked by Halloween. Ghosts, goblins, devils and haunted houses can scream evil.
Historically, Halloween traces its roots to pagan celebrations, predominantly among the Celts in the British Isles.
Many Christian churches have come up with alternative ways to celebrate, including Hell Houses. According to ReligiousTolerance.org this is a type of haunted house where one “walks through a sequence of tableaus designed to create terror and revulsion. The last scene is different; it is typically a portrayal of heaven. The visitors are then asked to accept salvation by repenting of their sins and trusting Jesus as Lord and Savior.”
We asked our panelists what they thought of the holiday.
Do you observe Halloween? Why, and how? Why not, and what do you do instead?