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October 31st…

31 Oct

is traditionally called ‘Halloween’, a day typically celebrated by children going from door-to-door (or house-to-house) in costume collecting candy from obliging neighbors. Notice, however, that I did not call it a ‘holiday‘ because I do not consider this day to be ‘holy’ (or ‘set apart’) in any way…in any way that’s positive, that is.

Where does this day come from? Check out the links below…they’re good reads.

I choose not to celebrate this day. Instead, I choose to celebrate an important day in the Christian faith: Reformation Day. Way back in high school (it may have even been before that), we were taught that on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. It seems like an insignificant thing, but it led the way towards reform in the church.
Whatever you choose to celebrate on this day…be safe.
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Posted by on October 31, 2010 in Day-to-Day, My faith

 

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