Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Halloween: The Seven Deadly Courses
John Zmirak @ Taki's Top Drawer offers a wonderful reflection on the true meaning(s) of Halloween from the Church's perspective. One idea for celebrating: Purgatory for a Day -- which Beetlejuice depicts nicely as "that awkward transitional phase most of us (we hope) go through en route from earth to heaven. Call it 'metaphysical puberty,' since it’s marked by all the discomfort, awkwardness, and growing pains we associate with early teenagers and the newly dead," in Zmirak's words.