Think on it a little longer cackles
Either think on it more or reconsider your reasoning...
I agree with aforementioned posts in that if you listen to certain music and it MAKES you feel a certain way, it is too late. Music can't MAKE you feel anything. It can be SUGGESTIVE, but it can not do any more to you or for you than what you say your new found beliefs are doing.
secondly, as I disagree with your tactics, I can agree with religious haunts IF and ONLY IF they are done with taste and in a manner that gives you the OPTION...
example --> Two years ago, in the little town of Rock Hill, SC:
I visited, along with my church group, a yearly church event named "HELLoween". Before going to the event, all of our group had preconceived notions and all these ideas that turned out to be false. People were saying we were gonna see live abortions and satin would breath in your ear and all this fiendish stuff. In fact, when we arrived, it wasn't NEARLY as bad. It was done in complete taste and it provided 100% show quality scenes using fog, blacklights, and other haunted attraction quality props and costumes. While they did show us scenes of teen partying, and a little girl who delved in witch craft, we eventually got into a "Hellovator" and descended into "Hell". It was hot and loud and they had all the people from previous scenes thrown into a fogging "pit" of hell by SATAN himself. When I say everything was done well, I mean I felt like I was at disney world. After hell, we went to heaven where they showed the same people being saved and after the show the pastor of the church gave everyone the OPTION to step into a room off to the side and be saved IF and ONLY IF they felt the need.
That is the approach that I believe any other church attempting to do a "scare house" should take.
Olde Time Basics-We all guilty!
2,000 or even 200 years ago many Christians worried about having any "Pagan Images" around them.(To be worshipped) Now we have SO MANY images around us on TV. Movies, computer screens, billboards of things we all "worship", new cars, foxy women (who we will never even get to say "Hi!" to, unless we dial 900-something)
Does any preacher live like Jesus? Houses, phones, cars, a positive bank balance , these things are just So Nice (and so tempting! And necesarry to blend in with everyone else.)
Add "Brain-Candy" booze and chemicals that should never be in our bloodstreams and worshiping of the pagan, immeadiate gratification gods runs wild.
So if you obsessed awhile about Halloween costumes...it was such a minor vice, if a vice at all?
When I was about to buy my house a local preacher called me and said he needed to talk with me.
He wanted to warn me against using the evil imagery of the human skull!
"The skull means "Death", "Poison", Satan, Evil....."
I said I thought God made our skulls, it sure helps hold up our faces and keeps us out of the jellyfish family.
Following this logic further, I guess nobody should have studied human anatomy?
Should we all become Christian Scientists and avoid Doctors? (Except for broken bones, I was told, that's OK)
THE absolutely BEST, number one way to influence another person...is by your own excellant positive example.
When my Cousin was a Policeman in Alabama a burglar was arrested and placed in a cell.
Not long afterward a street beggar was put in the adjoining cell.
The burglar informed all within hearing that he was "satan", then began quoting scripture .
About this time the beggar let it be known that he was Jesus, and also began quoting scripture.
My Cousin said it was very interesting and it was quite the debate!
Both sides were effectively silenced by the knock-out dart gun because the other jailer got tired of hearing them ramble on.
My Cousin could have enjoyed listening longer, she said.
Are you the oldest child in your family? Often the first-born has all the rules dumped on them in simple terms of "Black" & "White", "Right" or "Wrong" with no mention of the shaded areas or what to do with them. If only life was so simple.