I’ve just learned that some fundie Xians are conducting alternatives to haunted houses at Halloween time in the form of a walk-through version of the Book of Revelation.
Frankly I’m not sure what the objection is to Halloween in the first place. It’s just our way of coping with inevitable death. Seeing a skeleton or ghost makes light of the reality of death. If a person doesn’t want to dress their children as witches or devils, fine, but no Halloween at all seems a bit stuffy and extreme to me. Whatever.
Making an even scarier alternative to haunted houses doesn’t make much sense. The purpose of a haunted house is to make light of death. Are we making light of Revelation now? I mean, of course I always am (snicker snicker) but the fundies−is that the purpose of this thing?
Revelation is full of violence, revenge, supernatural, and mythical creatures. How is that better than collecting candy dressed as Batgirl?
A whole lot of crazy goin’ on there.