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Does celebrating Halloween compromise faith?

By Jody Genessy and Lynn Arave

This weekend, in the spirit of Halloween tradition, people will dress up as all sorts of frightening creatures: ghosts, goblins, witches, devils, monsters, ax murderers, vampires, French maids and Elvis. With the goal of spooking the bejabbers out of each other (or getting dates to squeeze a little tighter), spooked souls will swap scary stories, stroll through haunted houses, make trips to cemeteries and watch horror flicks.

And before or after all this wicked fun, a lot of them will go to church for their weekly worship, though probably minus the fake blood and the arrows protruding from their skulls. It’s an interesting concept, Christians, Jews and Muslims celebrating a pagan-rooted holiday that’s so filled with unsavory and ghoulish customs.

Read the original article at: Deseret News

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