“We didn’t celebrate Halloween at our house. We begged to go trick-or-treating, so this was the compromise. Dad went with us door to door as the Prophet of Doom.”
(submitted by Chelsea)
What has me completely flummoxed is the arrangement of the chairs.
Our parents encouraged us to be creative and have FUN on Halloween! While we attended church weekly, we were taught that Jesus wanted us to have fun and enjoy our lives.
What a shame that some people force their ultra-orthodox beliefs upon their families.
I’m dying to know what reaction this crew got from candy givers…
Being an Assembly of God preachers kid, we were not allowed the traditional halloween experience. Instead we always ended up at Hallelujiah festivals, thrown at the church. We were allowed to dress up however, the stipulation being it had to be a bible character. The last year I went, and I was fed up, I dressed up like the devil, and was called rebellious. Halloween sucked, so now that I am an adult, I do it full up to the hilt.
“Rebellious”, you say? Whoever you are, John, I love you for that. I’m wheeze-laughing over here!
Um, Dad shouldn’t wear those shoes in the house.
Oh my poor ribs! Bahahaha!
My mother was like this…
It’s a joke people! Look at the size of the sandwich board! Sheesh…
My dad was a pastor and there was one year when my parents didn’t give out candy for Halloween, they gave out Bible tracts. I didn’t think anything could top that, but…..
Well, isn’t he just a little ray of sunshine…
I recall as a kid feeling SO sorry for kids that weren’t allowed to go out for Halloween. At least he compromised… sort of. I bet part of him realized what an ass he was making of himself. Probably thought that other folks stares were affirmation that he was making a stand for God. Wonder if he is still so dogmatic, & as others said, what the daughters ended up like.
I’m not convinced that he is a religious zealot. I think he just finds doomsayers suitably creepy.
I considered that too. Perhaps he is against some of the elements of most Halloween celebrations but is better humored than he appears in this picture. Afterall, he did pose for the picture and take them trick-or-treating. Maybe the sourpuss expression is supposed to be a funny addition to the “costume”. If that’s the case, I hope his daughters have a thick skin about some of the mean things commenters are saying about their dad!
So THAT’S what a party pooper costume looks like!
Amen … no pun intended …
At least he let them go trick or treating instead of making them stay home and listen to Bible stories. As a former evangelical, I took my kids to way too many “harvest festivals” at churches where they were only allowed to dress up as Bible characters.
Tell me about it! I had one of these dads. It sucked.
This makes me sad. I am an atheist, but I wouldn’t go to a church function wearing a giant sign on my childrens special day. Sometimes, Maybe just make it about the kids…
I’m with you, Justin. I wonder if these two girls are now atheists (I hope so!).
If this dad wanted to show how really religious he is, he should have carried a heavy wooden cross around the neighborhood.
I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but it’s people like you that give atheists a bad name.
Too bad he left off the “but”! He could have been a bearer of Good News.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It’s halloween, gosh! nobody cares about that crap!
is there a like button? I like that
Indeed! That would have made it a much cheerier costume worthy of the little princesses. Interesting guy all around.
So true! I wondered why he didn’t at least put something like that in there. Why stop at the doom and gloom? But then again, stopping before the “but” makes this picture a whole lot more hilarious. Something about his doom costume mixed with two happy sparkly princesses grinning from ear to ear made me sit here and laugh for a good five minutes straight.
The rest of the verse was on the back.
(Can’t really tell by the picture but Dad is a pretty funny guy.)
I don’t get it. What is he supposed to be?
It’s hard being a dad sometimes…
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