| Contributing Writer
| Thursday, October 27, 2022
Here’s a little experiment for you: Next Sunday at church, walk up to random people during the greeting time and say, “Trick or Treat!”
Some folks will smile, and maybe offer you a breath mint treat. These are the Christians who generally pass out the best candy on their street, dress up in fun costumes, and host the annual Fall Festival party at your church. Others will frown, and maybe offer to cast out a demon or two. These are the Christians who boycott the “devil’s holiday,” abstaining from festivities and turning off the porch lights on October 31.
Well, I’ve got a treat for both kinds of Christians today.
Regardless of whether you’re a lover or a hater, I’m betting there are at least 10 things you don’t know about Halloween. Ready to find out what you’ve been missing? Let’s go!
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1. Halloween began as a Christian holiday.
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2. Halloween was once a time of prayer.
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3. Superstition led people to believe spirits roamed the earth.
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4. Romance once ruled on Halloween.
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5. Before he was a jack-o’-lantern, Jack was an Irish sinner.
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6. People believed costumes served a purpose.
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7. Halloween fed the hungry and helped the poor.
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8. Halloween mischief became popular.
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9. Halloween was called by other names.
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10. What has become of Halloween today:
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