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« on: October 09, 2013, 04:23:02 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween. Do any of you do anything similar or have another idea on using Halloween to witness to children?

Not looking for the history of Halloween or peoples opinions on it....
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 04:40:20 PM »

Do Orthodox produce tracts?

Here is a pretty bad example of an infamous American one:

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1073/1073_01.asp
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 05:14:06 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween. Do any of you do anything similar or have another idea on using Halloween to witness to children?

Not looking for the history of Halloween or peoples opinions on it....

LOL!

I was waiting for this year's version of this post. You might have pre-empted Gebre's "meditation".

Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 05:16:28 PM »

Gebre made pumpkin icons and wallpapered his doors with icons once AFAIR. He posted pictures somewhere here.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 07:02:41 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween.

Do you mean like a pocket Bible/NT? 
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 07:04:17 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween.

Do you mean like a pocket Bible/NT? 
Icons.  Nothing says Halloween like icons.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 07:04:54 PM »



That kid sure looks like Moloch' s or Beelzebub' s spawn.. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 07:10:59 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween.

Do you mean like a pocket Bible/NT? 
Icons.  Nothing says Halloween like icons.

As long as they don't mistake the Forerunner for someone out of Sleepy Hollow. laugh
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 07:12:11 PM »

As long as they don't mistake the Forerunner for someone out of Sleepy Hollow. laugh

I have an icon of St John's severed head in a dish.  That's the whole icon.  Nothing else. 

I love it. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 07:17:44 PM »

I have an icon of St John's severed head in a dish.  That's the whole icon.  Nothing else. 

I love it. 

It's quite prevalent among the Old Believers around my parts. In fact, I know a guy whose icon corner consists of this one alone.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 07:22:02 PM »

Halloween party at work, what should I go as?

The Charmin baby?
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 07:32:55 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween.

Do you mean like a pocket Bible/NT? 
Icons.  Nothing says Halloween like icons.

As long as they don't mistake the Forerunner for someone out of Sleepy Hollow. laugh


I am SO glad for the sake of my screen that I was not drinking something when I read that.  Thanks for a good laugh.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 07:41:38 PM »

I was thinking about inserting a scripture or something in the children's baskets on Halloween. Do any of you do anything similar or have another idea on using Halloween to witness to children?

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We don't because we know most of the children who will come to our door.  We're in a small neighborhood of only a few streets.  One might say that we "witness" to them by being glad to see them, complimenting their costumes (around here there is a marked taste for heroes, princesses, cute animals and the like) and, since we always have a mixed bowl of sweets, asking if they like mints/chocolate/Sweet-Tarts etc. and giving them the ones that they like. 

I think that a lot of children, particularly younger ones, would be puzzled and disappointed to get a booklet rather than a treat.  Are you thinking of having printed matter instead of or in addition to a goody?
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 07:42:42 PM »

Halloween party at work, what should I go as?

The Charmin baby?
I think it would be best to process around the room holding an icon and dropping holy water in front of you while loudly chanting lamentations about their Bacchanalian celebrations.
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Halloween party at work, what should I go as?

The Charmin baby?
I think it would be best to process around the room holding an icon and dropping holy water in front of you while loudly chanting lamentations about their Bacchanalian celebrations.

No, no, no. You spelled it wrong. It's not "Bach's" that makes things like candy corn and pumpkins for treats it's "BRach's" so wouldn't a sugar high be "Brachanalian"?    Grin Wink

and besides water on the floor might cause a slipping hazard in the work place. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 08:34:48 PM »

I would just buy some candy and give it to the kiddies when they come to your door.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 08:52:05 PM »

I would just buy some candy and give it to the kiddies when they come to your door.

POM perhaps??
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 09:18:09 PM »

I wrote this tract, and I give it out to the parents as I give candy to the kids on Halloween.





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Tract ain't complete without some advertising for your blog.

Bring the hit counter -1 a notch.
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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2013, 09:20:56 PM »

Gebre made pumpkin icons and wallpapered his doors with icons once AFAIR. He posted pictures somewhere here.

 Huh

I have carved a Cross in a pumpkin on some Halloweens. And I have an Icon of St. Michael the Archangel that is posted on our front door year round.


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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2013, 10:06:15 PM »

Thankfully I live in the country and don't have to juggle the social discomforts of trick or treat. Even when I did live in the city I made it a point not to be home that night…go out to eat, see a movie, anything not to risk having to turn little kids away who know nothing about the origins of the trappings of Halloween, or nowadays probably little or nothing about the Christian faith either.  Anyway, that's how I avoid it.

That said if someone does not entirely share my discomfort with the holiday…why not a treat with a cross on it…maybe a marzipan cookie or a mini cupcake. If you want add a tiny business card sized life of a St. to go along with it…hey for the west it's All Saint's Eve…why not share a Saint and a treat. That said I would be cautious about putting icons on the cards as they are likely to be trashed by most customers.

For myself, I just plan to be out of pocket for a couple of hours…might go see some of the ninth graders play basketball.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2013, 10:18:12 PM »

If it is a fast day, hand out non-alcoholic things to the kids.
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2013, 11:06:48 PM »

Handing out non-alcoholic treats to the kids is a good idea, fasting day or no fasting day.  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2013, 12:16:47 AM »

Thursday night, technically the fast is in effect, make this known to all 6-year olds who dare approach.
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2013, 01:09:53 AM »

This sounds like what the disciples would have said about it, and then Jesus would tell them to let them have the candy.
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We just open the door and say, "Happy Devil Day!  Be careful out there while celebrating Satan!", and promptly close the door again.  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2013, 08:08:41 AM »

Hey, apparently, the kids love the cartoons.  It is the perfect choice!  laugh
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2013, 08:15:22 AM »

Hey, apparently, the kids love the cartoons.  It is the perfect choice!  laugh
I always enjoyed Chick's use of "HAW HAW HAW" for laughter.  I don't know anybody that laughs like that. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2013, 09:52:12 AM »

Thankfully I live in the country and don't have to juggle the social discomforts of trick or treat. Even when I did live in the city I made it a point not to be home that night…go out to eat, see a movie, anything not to risk having to turn little kids away who know nothing about the origins of the trappings of Halloween, or nowadays probably little or nothing about the Christian faith either.  Anyway, that's how I avoid it.

That said if someone does not entirely share my discomfort with the holiday…why not a treat with a cross on it…maybe a marzipan cookie or a mini cupcake. If you want add a tiny business card sized life of a St. to go along with it…hey for the west it's All Saint's Eve…why not share a Saint and a treat. That said I would be cautious about putting icons on the cards as they are likely to be trashed by most customers.

For myself, I just plan to be out of pocket for a couple of hours…might go see some of the ninth graders play basketball.

This reminded me that a local "Christian" (Protestant) store always has a supply of candies with Scriptural quotes on them.  I usually get a bag of hard candy for the church office candy dish....but, maybe they've got something kids will like, too!



Thanks for the reminder. 

Just found these on Amazon:





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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2013, 10:10:24 AM »

Those exemplify everything I despise about the commercialization of Christianity.

But I hope you enjoy your hard candies.  Grin
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Why?

I think it's kind of nice to read a little quote.  This is the same on the donation envelopes at church. 

...of course, one might object that the verse then gets discarded.  But, that would also be true of the donation envelopes.
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.

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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2013, 11:32:18 AM »

Ha, I was just thinking, wouldn't it be something if someone decided to put Akathists in their trick-or-treat bags?   Cheesy
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

Barbarian lands.
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

Barbarian lands.
Shoving tracts up someone's butt isn't a barbarian thing to do?

As a recaction to vicious proselitism of some obscure cults on little naive children? Quite comparable IMO.

Well, since it's in America I would probably sue or shot him.
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

Barbarian lands.
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The other popular thing is to have a halloween parade with at least one float depicting aborted fetuses and really angry pro-life people yelling chants. Always a wonderful testimony to the godless around us.  Roll Eyes
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lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

And you don't even have Bonfire Night coming up to put them to good use! Tongue
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And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

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Shoving tracts up someone's butt isn't a barbarian thing to do?

As a recaction to vicious proselitism of some obscure cults on little naive children? Quite comparable IMO.

Well, since it's in America I would probably sue or shot him.

You sent your kids to his house.   He didn't go looking for them.   Therefore, whatever they get put in their bucket is what they get.

If you wish to avoid having your kids exposed to such barbarism, keep them at home, don't encourage them knocking on strangers' doors.

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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2013, 11:46:10 AM »

And seriously, if someone tried to give pamphlets about his religion to my school-age children without my consent I would return them to him by putting them deep into his you know what.


lol, it is standard operating practice here in the US.  I believe every year I've taken my girls out, they have come back with at least one or two religious pamphlets each in their bucket.

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Shoving tracts up someone's butt isn't a barbarian thing to do?

As a recaction to vicious proselitism of some obscure cults on little naive children? Quite comparable IMO.

Well, since it's in America I would probably sue or shot him.

You sent your kids to his house.   He didn't go looking for them.   Therefore, whatever they get put in their bucket is what they get.

If you wish to avoid having your kids exposed to such barbarism, keep them at home, don't encourage them knocking on strangers' doors.



You say if I allow children to take part in some game that lies in gathering candies for the same time I allow them to be mentally or physically assaulted? Not really.
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« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2013, 11:47:56 AM »


Handing out religious literature is not mentally or physically assaulting them.

The kids reaches out his basket, you put in whatever you put in....they turn and leave.

Nobody is allowed to lay a hand on any child, ever.

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« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2013, 11:50:38 AM »

Handing out religious literature is not mentally or physically assaulting them.

In contrary to you I wouldn't be glad if my child returned home like that after someone decided to spread faith to him.

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