Halloween is on Sunday this year and unsurprisingly some churches are canceling their evening services so that the kids and their families can participate in the door to door beggery.
Driving into Oak Ridge the other day I saw a Church sign (on a Church of God, thankfully – and not a Baptist Church): ‘Join us Sunday Evening for Trunk and Treat’. So I called. ‘Yes, our regular services are not being held so we can devote our attention to our special activity’ said the friendly woman on the other end.
What about that… It was bound to happen. Churches are already canceling services for Christmas and Super Bowl Sunday, so why not cancel worship so you can toss candy to kids who- in America- are already overweight and have poor dental hygiene as it is. Nothing says the love of God like abandoning worship for candy.
I suppose the rationale is that if you give kids candy you’re showing them how much God loves them and wants them to be fat and have rotten teeth.
God help us.