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Realistic looking corpses go too far. Is this Christian?
NEW YORK â€” Realistic looking corpses. Caskets doubling as couches. Haunted-house scenes depicting murder and gore. Halloween paraphernalia has become scarier, ghastlier and more over-the-top than ever.
Industry insiders say it's all in the spirit of the season. But others think the holiday has gone too far -- especially considering today's violence- and terror-ridden times.
"The sniper and terror stuff have unfortunately put a damper on the Halloween spirit," said Rod Spain, owner of Creative Corpses/Products by Rod. "But people still like to be scared by the fantasy of Halloween."
But not everyone has the same idea of what's appropriate.
Celebrating Halloween is evil. Period. I'm so amazed that parents don't see this and encourage their children to participate! That's like telling your children it's ok to play near a den of snakes. There can be NO innocent flirtation with the evil one. That's what celebrating Halloween is like.