Why We Need Halloween

Even outside the church, there are concerns that it promotes unhealthy food choices. It scares the little ones. And to top it all off, it’s dangerous, with its glorification of violence, poisoned and razor-bladed treats, and the way it encourages children to take candy from strangers (not to mention encouraging encouraging scantily-clad sorority chicks to take free drinks from strangers). All of these concerns have been around for years, and yet Halloween is not going away, not dying out while children sit home and partake of a healthy harvest meal and listen to “Winnie the Pooh and the Heffalump”. Why? Because deep down, we know we need Halloween.

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