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Wow!!! Isn’t Family Search Owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? If so what is this posting about Dracula geneology and the wishing of Happy Halloween. It’s time for people to wake up more especially that are LDS that Halloween IS NOT a holiday or festive to celebrate of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Actually the tradition of Halloween is THOUGHT by some scholars to grow out of a pagen celebration which was christianized. Other scholars consider it to be purely a christian construct. The word itself comes from Hallowed EVE and the holiday (note that although the meaning has come to encompass several days that would not be considered holy days, the word Holiday is from Holy Day) or the evening before All Hallows Day (also known as All Souls Day). In either tradition, celtic (pagan, in the same sense as the traditions of the Aztec which was christianized into the Dia de los Muertos) or christian, it was not originally a time of celebrating evil. It was actually intended as a time to “mark” the battle of good vs evil and the tradition of dressing in “evil” costume and receiving treats is a representation of turning “evil” away from the door. The treats represent the “good” that causes the “evil” to leave the doorstep. Yes, this christianization of the day may have come about through the auspices of the Catholic church but then so did the celebration of Christmas which is a christianization of the winter solstice. Both of these celebrations have fallen victim to commercialism and to those who would emphasis the incorrect aspects of the days.
Yes it’s owned by the Church and everyone has a tree even you do
I love the post! It made me chuckle. I love when we can laugh at ourselves. Even Count Dracula is a child of God and hopefully his family somewhere down the line has made sure his temple work has been completed. The atonement is for everyone!