Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Opinion. (Even though you didn't ask for it.)

I am not "against" Halloween. I am not against kids dressing up. I am not against candy. (I am REALLY not against candy.) I am not against making fun of your fears and doing scary and spooky stuff. I'm actually one of those Christians that doesn't think that trick or treating "celebrates Satan." (I know I'm going to get hate-mail for that one. See below for email address.)

What does bother me is the otherwise wonderful ladies who think that dressing up in a "risqué" costume is a good idea for when they go trick or treating with their kids.

1. What message are you sending your little girls?
"The way you get attention, and the way you get people to value you is by displaying your body in a lascivious way."
Don't young girls have enough issues with self-image? Shouldn't we be encouraging them to be respected for their character and intellect, and not just for how cute or sexy they can look? Telling them one thing and then doing another thing sends mixed messages, and your actions will ALWAYS speak louder than your words.

2. If you're a Christian, why purposefully cause your "brothers in Christ" to stumble?

Matthew 5:27-28
27"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
~ Jesus, Sermon on the Mount 
Dudes are visual. Enough said.

I just think that we have allowed our culture to shape our values without us realizing it.
And if it is your "value" that your sexiness is what you want to be valued for, more power to you. It's still a free country.
But if you want to cultivate Christ-honoring values... well, maybe you should re-think that costume.

My opinion. You are welcome to disagree.

Mail all grievances to: paul@youreentitledtoyourownopinion.com

4 comments:

  1. LOVE it and sooooo true. I want my little girl to play with baby dolls and be a child not grow up too fast as they already do on their own without anyone pushing them along.

    ReplyDelete