A recent poll on Beliefnet.com asked Christians, "What do you think of Halloween?" Of the 14,000+ responses…here's what the responses were. Very interesting.

46% said, "It's a fun holiday for kids and adult parties; I don't take it seriously."

25% said, "We shouldn't celebrate it, because it has occult origins and morbid overtones."

12% said, "It's a wonderful time to remember the dead and celebrate the end of the year."

8% said, "I celebrate it as a Christian holiday, the eve of the Feast of All Saints.

9% said, "It doesn't mean anything to me one way or the other."

What do you think? And, which of these numbers surprises you most? For me, it was the 25%.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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