Question on blasphemy

Cjhadley

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First of all, let me say that, to me, Halloween is wrong and should not be celebrated at all.

My question on blasphemy is, my brother was invited to a Halloween party and the girl he is seeing wants him to dress as a priest. I feel like this is blasphemy or at least very close to mockery and I was wondering if I my concerns about this is right? He has not actually told me they is what he is going as, but he did tell our mother and she told me because she is concerned about it too.
 
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Cjhadley

Member
I’ve thought more about it and I think our concern is more to do with the girls attitude towards God than maybe Halloween and I feel like she picked this particular costume as a way of getting a dig in because she gets offended if the Bible is talked about around her and she knows what we believe and I think it is her way of trying to get a dig in at us. She says she believes in God but does not like to hear anything concerning the Bible. Which we don’t talk about it around her. Just to clarify when I was growing up we went trick or treating and I don’t really see anything wrong with it from a child’s activity.
 

RonJohnSilver

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First of all, let me say that, to me, Halloween is wrong and should not be celebrated at all.

My question on blasphemy is, my brother was invited to a Halloween party and the girl he is seeing wants him to dress as a priest. I feel like this is blasphemy or at least very close to mockery and I was wondering if I my concerns about this is right? He has not actually told me they is what he is going as, but he did tell our mother and she told me because she is concerned about it too.
He can tell people he's dressed as a San Diego Padres fan (some of whom wear priests outfits).
 

Wally

Choose your words carefully...
I suspect some will not see a priest but an exorcist. It tends to paint Catholic clergy as super heroes.

This belittles a very serious subject.

And we do well to remember those men who thought Paul's name would be enough to thwart a demon.


If a child wants to dress up as a Bible character, that could be a good character builder. But I do not see Halloween as the proper venue.

Halloween is Grinch night, and most of us would do best to eschew [avoid, abstain from]. IMHO.


I do remember the innocence of Trick or Treat night as a child. The costumes mom would make, or the bedsheet ghosts.
It was a simple time for kids to have fun.

Then came the razors, drugs, vandalism. Yea it's just me, but the fruit I see, says leave this holiday alone.
 

ChrisT

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For me, it could be blasphemous, but probably not in the way that some others view it.

Propping up a single entity as the representation of the gospel on earth is the part I take issue with. Can anybody deny that holding up a body consisting of child rapists, and claiming they represent Christ's authority and supremacy on earth, is not one of the most blasphemous fifth column tactics ever employed by the enemy? I think it would be borderline delusional to suggest that the fruits of the RCC haven't had a direct influence on the wholesale rejection of the Christ in western civilization, as many inextricably link the Gospel to the Vatican--by design.

So, even though I don't believe a priest actually represents spiritual authority, you can be sure that the spirit behind the endeavour is one that mocks God and the Truth of the Word. Does anybody honestly think that "lol exorcist priest" or "lol pedo priest" is specifically mocking Catholics to the exclusion of all other Christians? Yeah right. It's not some deep Christian parody about the rotten fruit of the Vatican in light of the truth of Christ, it's just a straight up mockery of the truth.
 

Aiyanna

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Priests are not on the same level as God. Not even remotely close. They're just as sinfully human and fallen as the rest of us. Honestly, some are just downright evil and don't represent anything of God, but that's a different rabbit hole.
So, to me personally, dressing up as one isn't blasphemous. It seems to me that saying it's blasphemous is putting them at the same level as God.
Priests are a man-made concept and their clothing is a man-made tradition.

If I'm wrong, I am open to being corrected.
 

Katie8758

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Priests are a man-made concept and their clothing is a man-made tradition.

If I'm wrong, I am open to being corrected.
While I agree with everything else you said, I must point out that priests are not a man-made concept, and the clothing is most certainly not either. In Exodus 28 God gives detailed instructions on exactly what He wants the priests (which He had chosen) to wear and how.
 

Aiyanna

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What about a Priest in the order of Melchizedek?

Rev 5:10 says the Church are priests:
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
I meant the Catholic version of priests and their attire. It's a man-made tradition.
My personal opinion is there is a big difference between a Catholic priest and a Biblical priest.
 

Aiyanna

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While I agree with everything else you said, I must point out that priests are not a man-made concept, and the clothing is most certainly not either. In Exodus 28 God gives detailed instructions on exactly what He wants the priests (which He had chosen) to wear and how.
I meant as Catholic priests. If someone is going to dress as a priest for Halloween, it's usually as a Catholic priest. I don't remember the Catholic version of attire being in the Bible. But I may be wrong.
 

ItIsFinished!

Blood bought child of the King of kings.
What about a Priest in the order of Melchizedek?

Rev 5:10 says the Church are priests:
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
Yes. I will also add the following verse.

1Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation , a royal
priesthood , an holy nation , a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light light:

Jesus Christ is our Great High Priest.
(Hebrews 4:17)

Jesus Christ is our Merciful High Priest.
(Hebrews 2:17)

Jesus Christ is our intercessor..
(Hebrews 7:25)

Praise The Lamb of God.
✝️
 
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