JesusWeen: A Godly Alternative to Halloween
On Halloween, the streets are filled with vampires, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and werewolves, but there is one thing noticeably absent. God. Thankfully, Non-profit organization JesusWeen is trying to put God back into the devil’s holiday.
JesusWeen asks participants to:
- Knock on doors to give a tract, CD, DVD, or Bible
- When asked for treats give the gift of salvation
The people at JesusWeen can also save you some time picking out a costume. JesusWeen posted on its Facebook page:
“DRESS CODE: On October 31st, every Christian is expected to wear a white top to symbolize Righteousness and the love of God to all mankind. The money normally used to buy costumes can be given to ministries that print christian books to help the unsaved or give such funds to JesusWeen or food bank to help the poor.”
The organization says that they are “endorsed by God,” and that their mission is to “re-program the world.”
Pastor Paul, who started JesusWeen in 2002, told Gawker:
“I think (Halloween) is an activity that doesn’t have anything to do with Christians. And I think many Christian families are not knowledgeable to what it’s all about. Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith. Many people say they feel uncomfortable on that day. We think people should choose an alternative activity.”
Pastor Paul is right. Halloween has very little to do with Christianity. Halloween started as an ancient Celtic, pre-Christian new years celebration.
“It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.”
Here’s a video about the history of Halloween.
Would you be mad if you received a bible instead of candy on Halloween, I mean, JesusWeen?