There’s something that has bugged me for a long time, at least since 2003. Every year in October, several churches raise funds by selling pumpkins. I don’t see it so much here in Kentucky, maybe because frost is possible in October, but down in Florida, every church where the members don’t have a problem observing Halloween will have a sale. I’m thinking in particular of the big Methodist church my parents attended, from 1996 to 2008; their pumpkin sale looks like the main event of the year for that congregation. Here’s a picture from one of their sales; it looks like the Great Pumpkin has arrived (LOL).
And it’s not just the Methodists; usually the Catholic churches have pumpkin sales, too, and once I even saw a Baptist church doing one. So now I want a theologian to explain this to me, once and for all. What do pumpkin sales have to do with Christianity?