I always get hammered pretty hard when I bring up costume choices at Halloween. I have no problem with kids dressing up in benign costumes and having fun. I DO have a problem with anything that glorifies evil, like witch's costumes (we have enough of that when we get to see yet another wardrobe choice of hitlery....) or a Freddy Krueger mask. Do we really want to glorify anything that has to do with breaking the second most serious commandment - even if it is using a most excellent Stihl chainsaw?
Our traditions are really quite weird when you think about it (from Awaken):
"One of the most important means by which Satan can corrupt and deceive the children of men is through the traditions of their fathers. If these traditions are corrupt and lead to evil rather than righteousness, then the evil one has a powerful tool to corrupt the children, for they usually follow the traditions of their parents....
Much of the lack of success of such missionary efforts was because the people wouldn’t give up their false traditions...
Today, Latter-day Saints must learn to discern and choose between the righteous traditions of the gospel and the evil traditions that surround them."
The Traditions of Their Fathers - Ensign Nov. 1972 - ensign
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