Thursday, November 1, 2007

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

What’s your view of Halloween? Positive? Negative?

6 comments:

Mike said...

Hi Greg,
we tend to ignore Halloween as much as possible.I did conceed to buy a pumpkin -we made a soup and hollowed out a smiling face placed a candle inside it -but the dog ate the whole lot within a day!The face not the soup.
As far as I understand it, halloween is a reaction to all souls day -which is on the next day,as a means of drawing attention away from all souls day-well it worked.
Perhaps this is a case of shining the light brighter,our church used to run events for kids on halloween an alternative halloween night -which were great fun.

Greg said...

Thanks Mike for your comment, story and perspective.

Lindsay Christine said...

I honestly don't know much about the history of Halloween. However, I have been thinking about what we are teaching children by celebrating it. I work with second graders and it has made my heart sad to celebrate this gruesome holiday with them. I just don't enjoy handing my little ones bloody eyeball gum balls, fingers and spiders. I know they are just plastic things, but there are so many glorious things about life we could celebrate.

Greg said...

Lindsay,
Welcome to Living Spirituality. Thanks for your visit and comment.

Dietrich said...

I love halloween as a kid and now!It's just plain good fun.

Greg said...

Dietrich,
Thanks for your perspective.