But no worries! I'm not going to open that can of worms here today. (You can all breathe a sigh of relief!) I'm sure there are very few people that would want to read my opinions on that and even fewer who would agree with them.
But, just because I'm feeling slightly witty today I'm going to share something I came up with a few minutes ago. This is a poem I wrote to go on our door tonight so I don't have to keep answering the door for Trick-or-Treaters.
Pumpkins are orange
Goblins are green,
We don't have any candy
And tricks are so mean!
We have fun in a different way
We celebrate Reformation Day.
The Bible put in man's native tongue,
That's what we think of while having our fun.
So on to the next house to gather your candy,
(We're sure that your costume was ever so dandy!)
Of Tyndale and Luther, we will be reading,
Sorry we can't wish you a Halloween greeting!
So, although you and I probably don't agree about this whole Halloween business, would you feel too put off by that sign if you saw it on my door? An inquiring mind wants to know!
All I know is, that's the most poetry I've written since High School and I'm pretty pleased with myself. Hee hee hee!
P.S.- If you don't get the reformation thing I'm talking about in the poem, here's the gist. October 31st 1517 is the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg. That is generally considered the "spark" that lit the fire of reformation. This reformation in the churches is directly connected to the Bible being translated from Latin into the languages spoken by common people. (German, English.) That is all directly related to how we got the King James Bible as we have it today and use in our church. Definitely an important bunch of history! So, it's fun to celebrate that on Oct. 31st instead of Halloween if Halloween isn't your thing. Make sense?
P.P.S.- Today we are reading this book for school. I found it last year at our local thrift store. I felt so blessed to find this book just when I was trying to figure out how to deviate for the traditions of Halloween! It's historical fiction about William Tyndale and it's written for children- probably 10 yrs. and up, but I'm explaining everything so my younger kids can comprehend it.
And tonight we are going to watch some of this movie and eat popcorn. I'm hoping it's not too scary or boring for my super sensitive kids. We'll see. I'm sure I'll find it interesting, but it may not work for the kids.
Nothing too exciting, but interesting nonetheless. And we're getting lots of history in!