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Is Halloween a Trick or a Treat? [updated 10/30/2018]

As new believers in Christ and young parents, my wife and I really struggled with Halloween and whether we would allow our kids to participate in it or not.  While growing up, Halloween was such an intriguing time of the year, with ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and all sorts of eerie stuff.  How fun, since I was taught all these things weren’t real.  As I got older and a little too old to travel the town looking for treats and tricks, I would help my parents by answering the door to the many “Trick or Treat” calls that came to our house.  It was fun putting candy into their bags and looking at all the clever and creative costumes.  Sometimes we even recognized neighborhood kids that were way too old to be out Trick or Treating! I also have memories of another side of the innocent collecting of candy.  Once, my friend and I were invited in by a man with the promise of candy.  He kept stalling us and discouraged us from leaving.  We were too young to suspect sinister motives, but were…