Has Halloween gone too far?
Things have come a long way from the innocent pumpkin lanterns of old. I overheard this in a shop yesterday "Yes those are the last of the severed feet candies we have in stock" You can also buy eyeballs and imitation blood to smear on your door!
What are we teaching our children? Are we desensitising them to violence and gore? Is it a good thing to get them to knock on doors Trick or Treating, in effect demanding rewards with an implied threat?
We reap what we sow and I fear we're sowing some poisonous seeds.
So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle,
Hail our dear old friend kris kringle,
Driving his reindeer across the sky.
Don't stand underneath when they fly by.