2. Speaking of scores, when did Halloween candy go so upscale? I thought I was being a good house by buying the good candy (no dum-dums, tootsie rolls, or bit o' honeys here!) and giving out at least 2 pieces per kid. Apparently that's the chintzy way to go about things, these days. Liam got more than one full treat bag in his candy. How much time and money do these people have that they are handing out whole bags of treats to each kid?! He also got several full size candy bars, including a Dove bar. Now, what 5 year old is going to appreciate that one? I'm pretty sure that's going to make its way into Mommy's emergency stash. Also? Not a single dum dum sucker. No tootsie rolls. Nary a bit o' honey.
3. He did get one thing that is making me shake my head. Let's call it the Christian Tootsie Roll (because it's a piece of poop). He was given a fake piece of money in the amount of $1,000,000.00. On the front it says things like "Department of Eternal Affairs" and "All Saints Eve, October 31." Then, on the back, in small letters around the edge, it says the following:
The million dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here's a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer-at-heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That's not God's will. He sent his Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. Jesus took your punishment upon Himself. "God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Then he rose from the dead and defeated death. Please repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus, and God will grant you everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.
My problems with the Christian Tootsie Roll are numerous. First of all, I don't think most kids know what lust is. And what if they're looking at a man in lust? Is that OK? Also, don't you dare tell my kid how God sees him. How are you to know what God thinks? Are you God? Running around in righteous indignation about sin makes you just as bad as the sin you keep pointing out. See you in Hell with my kid. Furthermore, stop threatening my kid with Hell just because you think Halloween is a sinful, awful, pagan holiday. It is, but if you don't like it, don't participate.
I'm just glad Liam can't read well enough yet to understand what the Christian Tootsie Roll is trying to shame him about. I'll be shredding that little bit of propaganda toute suite.