5 Easy Steps to Terrifying Your Neighbors with the Gospel This Halloween

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It’s hard to believe, but Halloween (or is it All Hallows’ Eve?) is less than a week away!

Want to be able to share your faith in your neighborhood this Halloween? Here’s what you need to do…

Step 1: Make enigmatic Christian-themed jack-o-lanterns

– Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is gonna get you…

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– Or how about a foreboding Immaculate Heart of Mary image? Depending on who your neighbors are, this may actually be scarier once they find out what it is.

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– Or you can pay tribute to the epicly botched Ecce Homo.

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Step 2: Dress your children up in gruesome martyr costumes

– The cold, dead head of St. John the Baptist on a platter – hey, it’s biblical.

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– Or have your son be St. Denis, who supposedly preached for 10 miles after getting his head chopped off.

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Step 3: Have traditional Christian funeral music playing in your house for trick-or-treaters to hear

Dies Irae, or “Day of Wrath,” was a part of the traditional Catholic Mass for the Dead (it’s also hidden in all your favorite movies)

– Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor will remind them of their inescapable death, or Amadeus.

– Requiem Aeternam is enough to scare anyone into the Church

Step 4: Fill your front porch with (fake) skulls, paying tribute to Europe’s “bone churches”

A few examples for inspiration:

– Skull Chapel in Czermna, Poland

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– Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic

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Step 5: Give out re-branded Christian candy

This will really bring all your other efforts together. Your trick-or-treaters will think they’re getting just normal candy, but when they get home and take a closer look… Ahhh! …you’ll really get ’em.

Bible Bars

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Faith Pops

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Bible Verse Buttermints

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That’s it! You’re all set to go. Share other ideas in the comments!

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