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18 Reasons Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween

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Halloween Fire - Public DomainThis year, 64 percent of all Americans will celebrate Halloween, but I will not be one of them.  For me, it is a wretched, horrible holiday that celebrates the darkest side of humanity, and it is deeply rooted in ancient pagan traditions that would get people thrown in prison if they attempted to duplicate them today.  With each passing year, the sexually suggestive costumes being marketed to our young girls become even skankier, the horror movies become darker and even more demonic, and the number of Americans that participate in occult ceremonies just continues to grow.  In fact, it has been estimated that the number of self-identified witches in the United States is doubling every 30 months.  Those that are deeply into the occult take this holiday very seriously, and the dark forces that they are dealing with are very real.  So no, I don’t want anything to do with this festival of death.  In no particular order, the following are 18 reasons why I don’t celebrate Halloween…

#1 I don’t want anyone in my family to observe a holiday that celebrates death, witchcraft and the occult.  This year, millions of Americans will participate in activities that could potentially open up a door for demonic activity.

#2 The average American spends $74.34 on the holiday.  I would rather save the money.

#3 Millions of women use Halloween as an excuse to dress like street walkers, and millions of men use Halloween as an excuse to act like sexual predators.

#4 Even little girls as young as three years old are being dressed up in sexually provocative costumes.  What kind of message does this send to them?

#5 Dressing up little children as ghosts, demons and vampires is not healthy for them.  In recent years, there has been a trend to make costumes for children as hellish as possible.

#6 Originally, costumes were worn on October 31st “to change the personality of the wearer to allow for communication with the spirit world“.  For 11 years in a row, dressing up as a witch has been the number one costume choice for adults in the United States.

#7 In ancient Britain, the festival known as Samhain was celebrated on October 31st.  It was supposedly a day when dead souls would revisit their old homes.  Personally, I don’t want anything to do with contacting the souls of the dead.

#8 According to the History Channel, Samhain was also the day when the Druids “gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities”.

#9 As I have written about previously, the fastest growing religion in America still practices a holiday known as “Samhain” to this very day.

#10 According to Wiccans, Halloween is the time when the veil between the living and the dead is considered to be the thinnest.  They believe that on this day their god “dies” and is reborn every year on the Winter Solstice.  This year the winter solstice falls on December 22nd.

#11 In ancient times, the resurrection of the sun god required human and animal sacrifice.  The following is what occult expert Bill Schnoebelen says that the Druids would do at this time of the year…

Druids worshiped the sun god, called by names like Bel (Ba’al?) or Chrom. On October 31, they believed that he died and went into the kingdom of the dead, Anwynn. The purpose of Samhain was to insure his return. Even witches admit this involved human sacrifice.

Both animal and human blood were believed to be needed to resurrect Bel on Samhain. Human blood was believed to open the gates of Anwynn and released the spirits for a night. Thus, October 31 came to be associated with ghosts. This is not just history. Samhain is still celebrated by Pagans and is the most solemn ceremony on their “religious calendar”.

#12 To this day, animal torture and sacrifice is still practiced on Halloween by occultists.  Many animal shelters will not adopt out black cats during the month of October for this very reason.

#13 In the early seventh century, a Catholic Pope known as Gregory the First decided that the best approach to ensure the continued spread of Catholicism was to “christianize” existing pagan holidays and practices

As a result of their efforts to wipe out “pagan” holidays, such as Samhain, the Christians succeeded in effecting major transformations in it. In 601 A.D. Pope Gregory the First issued a now famous edict to his missionaries concerning the native beliefs and customs of the peoples he hoped to convert. Rather than try to obliterate native peoples’ customs and beliefs, the pope instructed his missionaries to use them: if a group of people worshipped a tree, rather than cut it down, he advised them to consecrate it to Christ and allow its continued worship.

#14 The tradition of “trick-or-treating” was one of the existing pagan traditions that was later “Christianized”

The idea of trick-or-treating is further related to the ghosts of the dead in pagan, and even Catholic, history. For example, among the ancient Druids, “The ghosts that were thought to throng about the houses of the living were greeted with a banquet-laden table. At the end of the feast, masked and costumed villagers representing the souls of the dead paraded to the outskirts of town leading the ghosts away.”

As already noted, Halloween was thought to be a night when mischievous and evil spirits roamed freely. As in modern poltergeist lore, mischievous spirits could play tricks on the living—so it was advantageous to “hide” from them by wearing costumes. Masks and costumes were worn to either scare away the ghosts or to keep from being recognized by them

#15 The tradition of carving out a “Jack-O-Lantern” also comes from paganism.  The following comes from wicca.com

Turnips were hollowed out and carved to look like protective spirits, for this was a night of magic and chaos. The Wee Folke became very active, pulling pranks on unsuspecting humans. Traveling after dark was not advised.

And as Bill Schnoebelen has noted, pumpkins eventually replaced turnips, but the meaning remained the same…

Here it’s a pumpkin, but in Europe it was often a turnip, or a skull with a candle in it. This serves two symbols, 1) the lord of the Dead, a “god” just like a Buddha – in short, an idol. 2) The fearsome face represented the god, Samhain, who would drive off less powerful demons that night. The lights in the Jack-o-Lantern symbolize the “faery fires” or “Will’o the Wisps” which were believed to be the lost souls flitting through the night. They also hearken back to the huge Samhain “balefires” which were lit to help conjure back the god from the darkness.

#16 On all Satanic holy days, there are children that get ritually abused.  This has been documented repeatedly, and yet most people (including most Christians) don’t want to hear about it.

#17 For Satanists, Halloween is one of the most important celebrations of the year.  On page 96 of the Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey wrote the following…

“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween.”

#18 The Scriptures are very clear about this sort of thing.  Deuteronomy 18:9-13 says the following: “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults with the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”.

So what about you?

Will you and your family celebrate Halloween this year?

Please feel free to participate in the discussion by posting a comment below…

  • BeenThere

    Right on. It is pagan and satanic. Unfortunately it is spreading from America to all around the world. They never had it in NZ when I was a kid. More surprisingly, the churches of America have embraced it for decades if not longer.

    • Tim

      Yes, I know of many Christians that celebrate Halloween. And I see so many churches in my area that will be having some kind of celebration as indicated on their signs. I find all of this very disturbing. A lot of Christians are no different than the world in this regard.

      I’ll have nothing to do with it.

      • Roopods6

        Probably why Messiah warned us about such types of the many forms of ‘christians’ we see today.

        Matthew 7:21-23: “[21] Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. [22] On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ [23] Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!'”

      • Joan Camara

        I’ve seen many signs outside churches to celebrate Halloween. It’s so sad to see.

  • Vizar

    “Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”.

    The Lord and me are tight, no witchcraft for me. And I agree, the stuff is as real as the angels so be careful, very careful.

    • just sayin

      But yet Christians used to sacrifice animals all the time and kill witches (a lot more than the Salem trials).

      • Then those that did so were in name only.

        just sayin’.

        • just sayin

          sacrificing animals was required

          • Meagan Alexander

            Jews sacrificed animals. But when Jesus died on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, we no longer had to offer them up to receive forgiveness. Also, the procedure for slaughtering livestock for sacrificial purposes was the same as the procedure used for slaughtering animals for food – as quick and painless as possible. As for the witch killing, that was a very dark time in history. Those Christians most likely only saw the evil within those women, and decided killing them was a better choice than helping them to be free from their occult practices.

          • Joan Camara

            I read somewhere in the bible, where it’s ok to kill witches and others that belong to satan. I’d like to find that verse again.

          • Rodney Jones

            There is no such verse Joan!!!! If you think there is be very careful not to take it out of context! For God is the creator and sustainer of life, we have no right to murder what God has created! In the Book of Jude Michael the arch Angel when he was disputing with the devil over the body of Moses didn’t dare to bring one accusation against him but said, the Lord rebuke you!!!

          • Joan Camara

            Thanks for getting me back in my bible to look for these. Also although I know muslims are satan’s buddies, I believe in their stoning someone who does sin. (As long as they don’t make something up, or the person didn’t really do it) If the bible says do it, then we do it. No if’s, and’s or but’s.

            Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

            Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them

          • True Wis Consin

            Joan, Jesus’ death and resurrection atones for our sin if we repent. He paid the penalty so we don’t have to. We accept redemption and work out our righteousness through Him alone. It is called the New Covenant. Please get some guidance in understanding God’s Word in context.

          • nekksys

            She did make her reference in context. The context was directly from Scripture.

            To reiterate, her point is just how offensive this kind of behaviour is to God. If God, Himself, ordered the death of those who practice such things, you can be assured He will have His righteousness prevail over them.

          • True Wis Consin

            In context? I don’t think so. Scripture taken out of context is abhorrent. Witchcraft is sin, but God is our judge, it is not up to us to do any stoning. She also said, “I believe in [muslims] stoning someone who does sin”. She clearly doesn’t understand the context of Jesus sacrifice, nor the fact that Islam is as far removed from Christianity as satanism is.

          • nekksys

            So glad you didn’t bother to read the last paragraph. Here let me put it into simpler words:

            God hates those things and His Will will be done no matter what.

            Got it this time or is that still to difficult for you.

          • True Wis Consin

            Your comments are rude and facile. I don’t think you know what you are defending: you say “To reiterate, her point is just how offensive this kind of behaviour is to God” but that was not her point at all.
            Of course God’s will will be done, who’s arguing against that? You seem to be defending her statement that people should now stone others for breaking God’s laws. That is not God’s will, and I know that because I read my Bible.
            If that’s not what you intended, then you should re-read the original comment you are arguing for. Good luck to you.

          • nekksys

            Glad you’re so awake… You appear to be one of those nicey-nice Christians that seems to forget God commanded the Jews to enter Canaan and DESTROY every living thing. You also seem to have forgotten Jesus, Himself, wasn’t above whipping the crap out of someone or flipping over a few tables when necessary.

            This is the only way I can make this clearer:

            God will have His Way, no matter what, and we need do NOTHING to make it happen.

            Better? Or is there some other aspect of Jesus all-encompassing sacrifice on the cross that needs explanation??

          • a whole lot of NOPE

            what about Jesus and the adulterous woman? you who is without sin cast the first stone. you need to go check your faith because you are not a Christian example. if we follow Christ we are to follow his example. is what you’re saying following the example we have of Christ?

          • nekksys

            What she is saying is what is written. Period. No exceptions and nothing more to be made of it.

            Her point is just how offensive this kind of behaviour is to God. If God, Himself, ordered the death of those who practice such things, you can be assured He will have His righteousness prevail over them.

          • nekksys

            Actually, Rodney, there is. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (KJV) or “Do not allow a sorceress to live” (NIV). You’ll find it in Exodus 22:18

            Know your Scripture before you rebuke someone.

          • shots = autism

            Murdering innocent animals for a religious ceremony is no different than what the other religions do.

            To be fair, the above commentor & the blogger should not have condemned the pagans for doing the same. That’s called HYPOCRISY.

      • Jeffrey Quave

        your thinking Judaism… when Christ can he fulfilled the law and we are no longer bound by the law but we live by grace though faith

        • MaryAnne Biele

          Not true, Jesus Christ fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law, through His blood sacrifice . But the law is still there, we still are guilty if we break the law. Try telling a court that the law doesn’t count if you break a law! G-D’s law is righteous and holy and good and there for us, but it cannot save us, only Messiah can do that!

          • Rodney Jones

            Awesome Response MaryAnne Biele. I am an assistant Pastor at my church and your response is spot on girl! The law exist to show us that we are law breakers and what the law failed to do, Christ did for us! Praise God!!

          • True Wis Consin

            Jeffrey Quave was replying to a comment about the sacrifice of animals. Surely we agree that the sacrificial OT laws are transformed in the New Covenant, as perfected in Yahshua’s sacrifice?
            We are no longer bound by the OT laws, the New Covenant transforms them and God’s law is now written on our hearts, as the law of the Spirit of life. Yahshua paid the penalty if we accept His redemption, and He works out our righteousness through the work of the Holy Spirit with the regeneration of our hearts.
            I can provide you with the Scriptural foundations for this if you would like :)
            As for the consequences of our actions, eg, breaking the criminal laws in our society, no kidding! Just as there may be consequences to our breaking God’s law even if the capital penalty has been paid by Yahshua.

          • MaryAnne Biele

            “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest
            letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from
            the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matt. 5:18 The law is still there for our benefit, not to save us but it is G-D’s righteous Law. It’s good, said Paul, and yes it should be written on the hearts of His children, but it’s not always visible in one’s actions. And yes we are regenerated when we yield to Him, by His Spirit who lives in us. As James says, “Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 18But
            someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your
            faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:17-18 and Yeshua said, ““If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

          • True Wis Consin

            I agree with everything you say. We must also surely agree that OT laws are transformed from the “letter of the law” to the “spirit of the law” (quoting Paul) by Yahshua’s sacrifice, eg, that is why we no longer sacrifice animals.
            :)

          • MaryAnne Biele

            We no longer sacrifice animals because they don’t accomplish anything. Yeshua did it all (paid the price). But the law still stands. Murder is murder, stealing is stealing, adultery is adultery etc. Sure if someone commits a sin, they can humble themselves with a sincere repentant heart and receive G-D’s forgiveness, but otherwise they remain in their sin. His Word says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
            9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
            10and find out what pleases the Lord.
            11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
            12It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” in Eph. 5:8-12

    • Jim Davis

      I still celebrate Halloween but I don’t do any of the things on that list so the Lord must be cool with me!

      • Lorine

        Why would you want to help satan celebrate his night? A Christian who loves the Lord would not want to do that. Especially if it is an abomination to the Lord.

        • Guest

          Amen. Very well said.

        • LisaRene Burt

          cause the devil throws much better parties

          • Debby Davis

            There will be no parties in Hell, and it is an eternal place that was not created for man. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to destruction.

          • LisaRene Burt

            You have no idea what you’re talking about. There is no devil to begin with. But, if there were, he would have the best place ever to kick it.

          • LisaRene Burt

            we all die. is that the destruction you speak of?

      • MI33O3

        Three immediate questions come to mind.

        Does the Lord reward a lack of discernment?

        We’re talking about the holiday (“Holy day”) that features a lot of little kids dressed up as and walking around the neighborhood as devils, demons and the dead, correct?

        And, lastly, who is your Lord?

    • Roopods6

      When you participate in any way you’re acknowledging that practice just as a full born Satanist does. You’re opening up doors into the spiritual realm. Amazing how people are unable and unwilling to grasp that. The only one you’re being ‘cool with’ is the god of the present evil age of man. Many who call themselves ‘christians’ are following another christ, the antichrist of Mystery Babylon. Because that has been part of their cultural ‘tradition’. The Messiah warned us about such types of ‘christians’.

      Matthew 7:21-23: “[21] Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. [22] On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ [23] Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!'”

      • shots = autism

        You better not celebrate Christmas then either because it too has pagan roots and traditions. Christmas is the Sun God’s birthday combined with Jesus’ birthday.
        I think some of the stuff is also pagan like the Christmas tree.

        • Aly

          You’re absolutely right. As a Christian, my family and I will not celebrate Halloween, Christmas, or Easter, as they have all been adapted from pagan practices. I know it’s not a popular stance, especially among other Christians, but I, for one, choose to not offend the God of the universe. What many Christians fail to realize is that we don’t have to borrow holidays from unbelievers; God gives us His holy days to celebrate.

          • Sue

            I agree Aly. A couple years ago my husband and I stopped celebrating Halloween, Christmas, and Easter. A warning to any Christian thinking of doing the same – the rest of your family probably won’t see things the way you do and you will likely be “stoned.” Do what you know honors God.

          • Joan Camara

            Eactly right, Aly. I don’t celebrate Christmas, Easter, or Halloween either. Those are all pagen holidays, and there’s plenty of christian holidays to celebrate, that are God made, not man made!

        • awb22

          Correct, it coincodes with the winter solstice. Christianity was perverted by paganism leading up to the 3rd century in Rome as a compromise to establish a state religion. In the first century, there were none of these practices. I think its ok to partipate, but with the right heart. Kids teally love it and the holidays.

        • Roopods6

          That’s right shots=autism, and I stopped when I learned the truth about it too. Our Creator gave his days that he designated for us to acknowledge in Leviticus 23. Then I’d add Hanukkah which is related to Sukkot, both are Festivals of Lights and most probably when Messiah was conceived and born.

      • Gay Veteran

        “When you participate in any way you’re acknowledging that practice just as a full born Satanist does….”

        bilge

        • True Wis Consin

          yes that’s right, halloween is evil bilge!

          • Gay Veteran

            Lighten up, only if you allow it to be

          • True Wis Consin

            You go ahead and make up your own ‘truth’, see how far that gets you.

          • Gay Veteran

            don’t get your panties in a wad, just little kids having fun

      • LisaRene Burt

        so what? i dont see the problem. oh wait, the problem is that you are all feeling holier than thou, and its a perfect time to out-christian each other. get a brain. the one you were issued at birth is defective. what is really scary, no joking at all? you people really live and think like this…

        • Roopods6

          Sure, it must be real “scary” that everyone doesn’t think exactly as you do. LOL

          • LisaRene Burt

            no, im fine with that. however, i am not fine when you don’t think at all, yet pretend you know something.

    • iris

      If anyone comes to our door that night, we give them Christian reading material. The Light shines brightest in the darkness.

      • Gay Veteran

        bet the kids love that /sarc/

        • afchief

          You can dress up like a “rump ranger”!!! No mask required!

          • Gay Veteran

            You can dress up like a “moron”!!! No mask required!

        • iris

          We give them candy, too, of course. They are only children. But we don’t have jack o lanterns or anything Halloween-ish to confuse them with mixed messages.

      • Jim Davis

        When I was a kid you’d get re-visited with a dozen eggs.

  • K

    No Halloween for me. Thankfully my area is so remote, I do not run into it anyway.However, the last time I witnessed it in a town. I looked out the window, and saw a bunch of mindless zombies walking around. I did not know if it was Halloween, or if there was a political convention in town.

  • James

    They say that the US is secular…

    • Roopods6

      No, it was never secular. Go to Washington D.C. and look at the esoteric, geomantic architecture. In fact the dome and obelisk layout is a direct copy of the Vatican’s of Rome. The mural on the inside of the Capital dome depicts the “apotheosis of Washington” who is surrounded by just about every Greco-Roman deity known. This is following exactly what the serpent suggested in Genesis 3:4-5 of a man being godlike. This is the ‘religion’ of they’ve termed as a ‘New World Order’ and there’s nothing ‘secular’ about it except that it’s the ‘religion’ that the whole world follows after. Watch some of the videos on the subject…

      Riddles in Stone: The Secret Architecture of Washington D.C. Written and Directed by Christian J. Pinto

      Riddles in Stone: The Secret Architecture of Washington D.C. Written and Directed by Christian J. Pinto

      • James

        As in Xstians control government.
        Just look at Cruz and how religious freedom only extends to Christanity and the plethora of freebies and benes that the US Government gives only to christan organizations

        • MI33O3

          Correction: all of the “Christian” organizations that engage in zeitgeist approved “progressive” causes.

          The religion of government is government, i.e. power and control, not anything else.

        • Roopods6

          Except like I wrote they aren’t the christians of Messiah Yehoshua, Yah’s Salvation but of another christ, in fact antichrist. It is in fact Mystery Babylon’s christs they follow and are in league with the counterfeit christianity of the Holy See of Rome whose Jesuit Pope reigns over as Pontifex Maximus. Washington DC was created out of the image of the Holy See and both have the dome and obelisk structures of Osiris and Isis. Hey, maybe that’s why they put their sacred 10 mile by 10 mile cube of the District of Columbia (another name for the Queen of Heaven, the woman riding the beast of Revelation 17) smack dab between VIRGIN (ia), and MARY (land)? Do ya think?

  • Jim Davis

    #13 In the early seventh century, a Catholic Pope known
    as Gregory the First decided that the best approach to ensure the
    continued spread of Catholicism was to “christianize” existing pagan holidays and practices…

    I don’t see anything wrong with that, it sounds like good PR to me.

    • Roopods6

      Sure, and why wouldn’t the Pontifex Maximus of Mystery Babylon endorse those very same festivals and holy days of Mystery Babylon? To syncretize all of the kristos of Mystery Babylon into one world religion. You know, just as the current Pope is also peddling. Nothing has changed.

    • DANA

      It’s called synergism, and no, there’s nothing wrong with it. As for the right way to celebrate Halloween; it can bring great joy and fun to children, but can also have a dark side. As Christians, we should use reason and be discerning when it comes to All Hallows’ Eve. There’s nothing wrong with putting on a costume, carving a face on a pumpkin and getting a bag full of candy. As a child I looked forward to this with great anticipation, and never felt I was engaging in anything evil or forbidden by God. I do think that as Halloween became more popular with adults, it also became a lot darker and morbid. As a Christian, I avoid this newer element of Halloween, but still look forward to decorating my home for the season, and handing out candy to smiling faces with adorable costumes.

  • Enrique R. DéZuardí

    Christianity and judaism has done more evil to the World.

    • JM

      What evil has Christianity done? I mean Christians who actually read the bible and do what it says not political idealists who claim to be Christian and steer people away from reading the bible but interpret it for them. The Catholic church of the middle ages was so political and actually tortured the common people for owning a bible. I can name at least 5 major Christian charities that do NOTHING but good.

      • disqus

        But yet those charities are getting millions of dollars doing nothing but good for all the illegals pouring in.

        • JM

          Open doors – helps persecuted Christians around the world.
          Salvation army – helps any person in need in their area.
          I live in Maine 95% white
          Good shepherd food bank – feeds thousands of rural white poor.
          Manna ministries – the best charity in Bangor that operates a kitchen, a homeless shelter and a battered woman shelter. It almost had to close because it is so cool to bash Christian things and their donations were way down because they are faith based. They pointed it out to the community and the community stepped up.

          • reparatrix

            Mother Teresa’s nuns serve millions. So does Catholic Charities, St Vincent DePaul food banks and the Knights of Columbus not to mention the many missionaries from Catholic orders. My point? We’re all Christians serving Jesus.

          • JM

            Notice I did not say modern Catholic church. But I have read the catechism and their are many non scriptural teachings such as purgatory and the idea of saints being special. All of our works are by the holy Spirit unless someone could boast. We are all saints if you are a believer. Our righteousness is imputed by the blood of Christ. Once sin is confessed and repented of one does not need to work it off in purgatory. The pope recently said it was dangerous for someone to believe they could have a personal relationship with Christ without the Catholic church. Not scriptural at all.

          • Rodney Jones

            Amen JM, Catholicism is not of God! Like it or not, its the truth! Better you hate JM and I and know the truth then one day with the will of God you might actually find the truth in Christ, then to be lied to and lose your life!

          • LisaRene Burt

            are you serious with that sh it???? the only “right” way to worship is YOUR WAY??? boy, you are so arrogant. something you must have learned from your god.

          • iris

            Agree!

          • disqus

            What about the major groups like Baptists and other denominations making millions caring for illegals? They named off quite a few on the radio. Unfortunately I can’t remember.

            They do it for profit.

          • JM

            1 Timothy 6:5-8
            Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth. supposing that Godliness is a means of gain.
            From such withdraw thyself. But Godliness with contentment is great gain.
            For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we will carry nothing out. Having food and clothing let us be content.

            Never heard Joel osteen preach on that scripture.

          • Rodney Jones

            And you never will hear Joel Osteen preach anything but a feel good gospel (which isn’t the true Gospel of Christ)! Joel Osteen is so lost, so poor, so blind, so destitute because he has not God or Godly things in mind!

      • reparatrix

        You are getting info from erroneous sources. No ordinary person could ever have had one of the hand written bibles that were in monasteries, so no one could have been tortured.The Gutenberg press came much later, and even then bibles were not generally available. Then there is the fact that most people could not read, which is why churches had stained glass windows with pictures from scripture. This is where the myth that Catholics don’t read the bible began.

      • Enrique R. DéZuardí

        Puritans were hardcore christians, they stole there way deep into the natives territories.

        • JM

          That is really picking in the weeds. The fact is north America would be explored. Native Americans were only interested in maintaining a primitive lifestyle. As soon as the deep ocean sailing ship was invented civilization was coming to north America. The Chinese had that technology way before Europe but the Chinese kings were more interested in extravagant lifestyles on the yangtze than exploration. The Russians were in Alaska before Europeans. Whose to say they wouldn’t have moved on deeply into north America from the west.

        • JM

          Besides, the puritans are not scripturally pure. The new testament says you will be persecuted for your faith in Jesus. A true Christian stands firm in the face of persecution. If they move away to escape it they have no scriptural right to claim something for Jesus. If you are accepted where you go and blend in you are doing the work of the gospel but in no way is a Christian to conquer for Christ.

        • JM

          Jesus himself said MANY will do things in his name and he will say I never knew you. Paul said about those who preached the gospel as a means of gain (prosperity preachers) were of a corrupt mind and withdraw from them. To love Christ is to love God first and love your neighbor second. We love God by reading scripture and doing things that please him. We love our neighbor by putting others above self. Selfishness is the root of all spiritual decay.

      • John Doeman

        What evil has Christianity done?


        scaring children with threats of hell and a mythical vengeful god is evil.

        • JM

          He is as real as gravity when you let him into your heart. He is not vengeful. He took on the form of flesh and laid down his life so that all that come to him in faith are saved. Teach children his love and when they reach the age of reason teach them the need for a savior. It is so obvious there is evil in this world. It should be obvious the work of the wonderful creator and the love he has prepared for those who believe and do the good works he prepares for us. He is real, he is exact and the creator of all science. Since scientific facts are exact and operate according to irrefutable laws, the law of righteousness created by a loving creator is exact and only one way. It is satan who confuses, kills and makes manmade religions with all the worldly additions and ceremonies to feign righteousness.

          • iris

            Excellent!

          • JM

            Thank you Iris for your support. It is God through the Holy Spirit that provides the wisdom to speak his Word. One plants, one waters and God provides the increase.

          • iris

            yes, indeed! He is worthy of all praise, honor, glory and blessing, forever.

          • LisaRene Burt

            Boy, what a clever line of crap.

          • JM

            I was raised to be an agnostic independent thinker. I remember 30 years ago being drunk with my friends and riding down the freeway and seeing a big lit up sign on top of a building that said Christ is the answer. It made me unexplainably mad. It tugged at my heart and I went to church with my then girlfriend and now wife of 28 years. I felt strangely clean in church. I started reading the bible and 5 years later was baptized when the basic gospel message made sense to me and have grown spiritually continuously since then. I just can’t explain it in words that make sense in this world but God is real. First comes faith then comes understanding. I wish nothing but blessings for you.

          • LisaRene Burt

            That’s not god you felt. That was the sensation or your brain leaving your body.

        • Rodney Jones

          Mythical, hmm! The only thing that is mythical is your belief in evolution, which by the way is a mathematical impossibility! in mathematics anything that is 10 to the 50th power to 1 is impossible. Just for a man and a woman to be formed from a one celled ameba is 10 to the 37790th power to 1. Darwin knew this maybe not in this mathematical sense but he knew, he was just very upset with God because of the death of his young daughter! Further more there is no fossil record ever found showing the transformation from ape or any other living creature to become a man and they never will find it because it does not exist! Christianity is not evil, men can and will make any and everything evil by the evil desires of their hearts. There is a God and its not fair to judge him by the actions of sinful man.

          • iris

            Exactly!

          • LisaRene Burt

            evolution is fact. plain and simple. seems to me you spent way more time studying your book of fairy tales than you spent studying any kind of textbook.

    • MI33O3

      Christianity has failings of man.

      Think BIGGER.

      Says he’s “God of this World”.

      Has vibes of being the real thing of all of those little kids whose parents dress them up as the Devil.

      The real deal. Crooked smiling cherubic baby face, deep solid wrinkle lines.

      Halloween appears to be his holiday. It’s recruitment, both for his purposes as well as this coming war he’s planning.

      Don’t believe this? Just request his presence for proof of existence. You may have to wait a little while, but he’ll fly in to you while you’re in a position of weakness. Then you can have a little chat while your soul hangs in the balance just outside of your chest.

      Don’t blame me when Devil shows up.

      Alternate: just wait until Christmastime and sit his lap. All the kids know him as “Santa”. Wears red, unharmed by fire, keeps a list, always watches, he hides in plain sight.

  • Truthseeker

    Light and Dark do not mix!! We are told to “come out from among them and be separate” but Christians think this is just innocent fun. We make Satan’s job so easy!

    • Robert Bbb

      Many people dont eat pork because it is dirty to them. So, should everyone then not eat pork because it is dirty ?
      No, what matters is the intentions of the person, having good intentions and thanking God for what we have.

      About Halloween, it means hallow(honored) evening because November 1 was/is the feast day in honor of all the saints in heaven. It was moved to this day, Nov 1(before celebrated May 13 since 610)because the pope in 741 consecrated a chapel at Vatican to All the Saints, made a dedication day for the saints in heaven.

      Ancient Celts celebrated a minor festival on Oct 31, but they also celebrated on the last day of most other months of the year.

      In the 1800’s witches were added to greeting cards during 10/31 and the witches have since stayed in halloween. Misinformed people thought that halloween was pagan in origin and added pagan elements into the American halloween celebrations.

      • th3r0n

        Yes clearly everyone should not eat pork, we are told clearly not to. Taking holidays that celebrate death and demons and evil and making them look cute is making evil look good. Think a little bit on what God said about calling evil good and good evil.

        • awb22

          Where in the new testament are we told to refrain from eating pork?

      • Carol Seigfreid Fuoss

        Pork is Biblically unclean because God created pigs to clean the earth by eating anything they see. Scientifically, it has been proven that human bodies take at least 6-8 weeks to digest one meal of pork. I have seen the uric acid crystals in blood that result due to our inability to digest it. Uric acid crystals are like sharp pieces of glass that will cut your kidneys until they eventually malfunction. On top of all this, are the parasites found in pork. Even pork that has been burned to a crisp, still has live parasites that will break havoc in your body. You can see them crawling around under a microscope! SO… Go ahead and eat pork. Go ahead and celebrate Halloween! The end result is the same! DEATH. As for me and MY house, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD, and not waver between 2 opinions.
        Either Jesus is Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all.

        • Robert Bbb

          Thank you for the info on pork although I dont agree with all of it. I have heard that pork not well cooked can have parasites and I take it that farms give shots to pigs to deal with the parasites as well.There are people who have lived long lives that made bacon and pork a part of their daily diet.

          A third century document did mention something about pork.
          “[God forbade the Jews to eat certain foods for symbolic reasons:]…Moreover, what does the law mean when it . . . forbids the swine to be taken for food? It assuredly reproves a life filthy and dirty, and delighting in the garbage of vice. . . . Or when it forbids the hare? It rebukes men deformed into women” (Novatian.The Jewish Foods 3 [A.D. 250])

          Halloween is the evening[new day begins in evening in some cultures such as Jewish] before All Saints Day, when the Saints in heaven are given recognition and celebrated by the Catholic Church and if others also wish to do so. In early christianity they were accustomed to celebrating the anniversary of a martyr’s death for Christ at the place of their martyrdom.

          The elements of occult and pagan acceptance of halloween is only a recent acceptance and demonstrates that the culture is less christian. Occult groups practice in many other days and dont stop practicing after halloween. The days and nights are created by God for us to enjoy,so we should not fear any day if we have good intentions,act like christians,and are close to God.

          • Leland

            Eat pork and die don’t eat pork still die. Celebrate Halloween die don’t celebrate Halloween still die. We all die anyway no one is getting out alive Deal with it.

      • Cathy Thomas

        Eating pork is not a sin unto death but it is a health sin there is a reason God told us not to eat swine they are a scavenger they will eat anything and they have no sweat glands which means all the enpurites stays in the meat

      • MI33O3

        Intentions matter at the entrances of the next world.

        In this world, your good intentions are often twisted and used against you with venial tools.

      • Joseph W

        Rev 22:14-15 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

        Rev 22:18-19 (For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; (refer to Deut. 4:2; 12:32) 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

      • True Wis Consin

        The only way that halloween is a hallowed evening, is if you’re looking from the perspective of the devil himself.

        The intentions of the person matter far less that the edict of God. We have God’s Word to inform us of what our intentions should be. As Oswald Chambers said: “Beware of knowing what you don’t practice”.

    • LisaRene Burt

      It is innocent fun! You people are so upset about nothing. You’ve really gone off the deep end if you truly. Think trick or treating is up there with animal sacrifice.

      • True Wis Consin

        Then you don’t understand what it is you are participating in. Why are you so intent on it? Are you a Christian? Does it glorify God?
        Are gouls, ghosts, witches, vampires… innocent? The Word of God says otherwise. And as for the origins of the practice of “trick and treating”, go ahead and read some history. From its very foundation to the present, it glorifies the devil. Even Anton La Vey agrees.

        • LisaRene Burt

          What difference does it make? Im an independent thinker. I was raised to be that way. Im proud of the fact that my parents raised me not to be a sheep. Who cares if god is glorified or not. Thats like being worried about offending the cat in the hat when you are watching the muppets.

          • True Wis Consin

            Yes, your thinking is independent… independent of history and of logic and of truth. As for you not being a sheep…. no kidding.

          • LisaRene Burt

            your thinking is independent of history, logic, and truth. you have based your whole life around a fairy tale told and retold my many people over centuries, yet im in the wrong??? open your mind. learn things independent of scripture…i feel very sad for you and those like you…

        • LisaRene Burt

          why is that wrong?

        • LisaRene Burt

          I don’t care to glorify any “god”. There is no god. The sooner you realize that fact, the better off you will be.

        • LisaRene Burt

          So what if it is? Why does my Halloween concern you?

    • LisaRene Burt

      Its nothing to be so worried about. Settle.the fu ck down!

  • Captain Canuck

    This year for Halloween I’m dressing up as a paranoid, card carrying member of the religious right who publicly shames hot girls in cat outfits all of whom are obviously part of a greater Satanic conspiracy designed to destroy America’s last white picket fences. Please.

  • John Atkins

    Halloween is harmless fun.

  • Alice Young

    There is a christian investment in halloween, it is a contraction of all hallows eve. people would refrain from eating meat attend a church service for the people they had lost in the year, give gifts of fruit and flowers and vist their graves , it was considered appropriate to disguise yourself to prevent the souls from following you home., it is followed by a 3 day allhallowtide which remembers the martyrs.
    The fact that it is now a commercialised holiday thats heading off to the darkside doesnt mean you have to follow it down this road.
    In ancient farming cultures, it was the time when surplus livestock would be killed and preserved before winter so they would have sufficient fodder to get some animals through the winter. These things may have been blurred into animal sacrifice themes. We seem to think that people over 100 years ago were cavemen. They had to live in a world without the luxury we enjoy and their lives hung on good practice and routine. I think we should respect this marker of the turning of the seasons , we can do that in a Christian way.

  • Chris

    I kid is going to be the hulk. I think we will be OK.

  • Kim

    Halloween or Samhain can be traced all the way back to the days right after the flood. It’s a day that the demons mourn their hybrid dead, the Nephalem. People may have passive a attitude toward it but they don’t realize they are communing with demons, and demons want them dead. They want every human being alive now,, dead. That is their goal.

  • William Lutz

    For Halloween, I will probably carve a Jack-o-Lantern and light it up on the back porch. I will also turn off all the lights in the house and I will scare off any trick or treaters.

  • DJohn1

    Everything you stated is right. Only you did not go far enough.
    The ancient belief of many religions including the Hebrew religion was to form a bridge between this world and the world of the dead.
    For in the world of the dead is a land of demons. These same “fallen angels” had the power of “gods” in those days.
    Even the Hebrew Religion of Moses talked of sacrifice to open the veil between this Earth and someplace else in which the Lord God of the Heavens dwelt. Only they used the practice of sacrificing a lamb.
    The lamb had to be perfect in every way or it might be rejected and then you were in a whole lot of trouble.
    All throughout the old testament of the Hebrews it talks about this fantastic being who also ruled over them from the priesthood.
    And yes, this same God, called upon Abraham to sacrifice his only legitimate son Isaac. Later learned it was to be a test of whether Abraham would go that far in the worship of his God. Isaac was not sacrificed but God had a question there that fit later into Jesus being sacrificed.
    The implication here is there is a world beyond the one we know and they are so closely matched in phase with one another that a natural balance of life being sent there is possible after death.
    The implication is also that the site of the Temple in Jerusalem is the only place where such sacrifice can now take place to bring this “god” of the Hebrews over into this world.
    Halloween is when most life retires from this planet temporarily into death or hibernation of one kind or another until revival in the Spring. So from a natural standpoint there is a lot of life dying and passing over the veil to the world of the dead.
    I notice outside we are also in the time of the full moon right now.
    My point here is that this other place is universally recognized by many religions and they duplicate each other with using an innocent sacrifice to open a portal between this place and that place that they refer to.
    What we celebrate by trick or treating with children is the giving of candy and dressing up for fun. Nothing more, nothing less.
    I think it is mean to deny children that holiday. Yes, it costs a few bucks for candy and for dressing people up. No one here is celebrating anything but an excuse for having a little fun.
    So instead of trick or treating on the street many churches have costume parties for the children and give away candy through their churches clearly supervised by good Christian parents.
    In the same respect, Christmas, being the celebration of the birth of Christ is a holiday in which we give ourselves and our children gifts. If there is a criticism I would say fantasy and lies should not be part of this holiday. Rather it should be a simple giving of gifts in celebration of our Lord and Savior. Again it is easy to be mean.
    Jesus himself said without love, the practice of Christianity is lost.
    So what I think Halloween should be is a showing of love for our children and not a pagan practice at all. And in that love, we often carry back pictures of those same children dressed up in fun and having a good time.
    If the outfits appear a little sexy so be it. By the way, Michael, never go on a public beach anywhere. You might be faced with women dressed in nothing more than a couple of pieces of clothing that hide nothing. Even our definitions of nudity in the last 50 years have changed drastically.
    Even Easter has become a celebration of the passover in Egypt at the time of Moses for some, and the return of Jesus from the dead. Yes, he died and yes God sent angels to bring him back to life. That bringing people back to life is even possible is reason for celebration.
    Christianity to me is a celebration that through Jesus Christ one day we will all be brought back to life and reborn in Christ.
    The chief sin I see in Jesus Christ’s time was the people in charge had lost the spirit of worshipping God insisting on everything being placed down to the last period on a sentence and missing the entire idea of Loving their Lord their God with all their hearts and all of their souls. They were all legalists.
    It is no mistake that Jesus forgave the woman who was an adulterer and told her to go and sin no more.
    It was also no mistake that thousands sought healing because Jesus was capable of doctoring these people with his status of being far greater than any of us. Whatever Jesus commanded was so. Therefore he did walk on water. He did many things.
    He even brought a man three days dead in his grave back to life.
    So if one of my children wants to have a Halloween Party through his church, I have no objection to their having fun.
    If one of them goes over to the devil and worshipping said devil and practicing witchcraft, I mourn because they have missed the entire point of worshipping God through Jesus Christ.
    Can I personally reverse any magic done. Yes and No. Because anything I do will not work. Anything that Jesus Christ does through me will work. But all the credit goes to our Savior not me.
    IF he blesses me it is because his Father blesses him.
    If he blesses me, then I am but a tool of him and the Father in heaven.
    My point being we are not given these powers.
    Does the Devil give these powers to people? I think he does. But beware the price that Devil seeks you to pay for those powers.
    Our power is in three Christians praying together in faith.

  • krinks

    As a child on “the dole” the only way and the only time of year we’d have “goodies” around is Halloween. That aspect of the day is harmless and I would never take that away.

  • A pagan holiday? Like Christmas – anyone here put a tree in their house? Do you even realize why you do? How about Easter – still defined as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox. Death and rebirth? Does Christianity not have a similar theme? It does – just like every other ancient religion since the dawn of time! The Christian religion built their empire and their beliefs off of the people that they killed. There is nothing original about any of it. Samhain is and has always been about the end of the harvest and honoring those that have gone before. Do some research.

    You would be better off reading some of my books. They are all on Amazon.

    Good Luck and May Your Dow Never Jones.

    • iris

      No, as Michael quoted, the RCC conveniently allowed pagan practices to be incorporated into their idea of Christianity to further their perceived understanding of what it should be, their empire. That form of Christianity, although there were aspects of truth involved, was interwoven with Greek re-interpretation of Scripture from way back (by 200 A.D.), hence Replacement Theology, and in gaining more adherents, they compromised true Christianity. I might get flack for saying this, and I know there are real and good Christians in the RCC, but so much truth has been replaced by their traditions, that faith in the grace of God through Christ, has morphed into being a good Catholic. They have always said and still do say, that the only true Christian church is the RCC. They don’t slaughter others outside of the RCC as they used to do, but the belief remains. The RCC doesn’t exclusively speak for the Christian church.

  • SW

    I hope everyone who has issues with Halloween and Samhain skips bringing an evergreen tree into their home this December…

  • rmc9

    “…for what fellowship does light have with darkness?”

  • Mrcommonsense

    I agree with your article Michael and give
    you an A plus. Now I would like to know your take on the two other Pagan
    Holidays that is celebrated by most so called Christians, that being Christ-mass
    and Easter.

    • sam

      Yes, Christmas is almost totally pagan if you follow the history back.
      Better not give the kids any presents or you’ll be celebrating another pagan day.

  • bobfairlane

    Christians are just pagan snobs. Your three jew-gods are annoying, your jew book is annoying, and your pretentiousness is annoying.

  • bobfairlane

    Hahha. You bitch about “death, witchcraft, and the occult”, but follow a dead jewish mystic from 2000 years ago, believe you can cast spells with your holey babble, and pray to an invisible jew “god”. hahhahahha

    • Guest

      Jesus the Messiah is alive! He resurrected from the dead after three days and three nights, and He’s seated at the right hand of the Father. And He has promised to return to gather His own unto Himself, and they’ll be with Him forever more.

      • iris

        Yes, and that day can’t come soon enough, imo. Yet, His ways and timing are far above our own. He is very patient, calling all to Himself, wanting all to know Him and have eternal life with Him, instead of eternal torment without Him. For a little while longer, He offers each person the choice to receive or reject that gift of life through faith in His grace and mercy available through Yeshua of Bethlehem’s perfect, purposed, completed sacrifice.

  • Guest

    He’s not from Israel.

    • darkhorse

      he may as well be – I’m fed up with Zio’s attacking our nationalism – screw them all – they need to vacate the USA ASAP!

      • iris

        That’s racist and your choice of words proves your hatred and intolerance. Perhaps if that line of thinking continues to gain steam, many people living here will be kicked out or killed. It’s a Nazi and Jihadist mentality. Where were your ancestors from, if you’re a U.S. citizen or an illegal here? Most of our ancestors in the U.S. were either fleeing oppression from their home countries, sold into slavery and brought here against their will, or trying to make a better life for their children, rather than themselves. Asian people are a good example, as doctors and engineers came here to wait tables and clean floors, while they taught their children to study hard and respect the fact that America is a melting pot of many races and religions. And there are too many Jews who have contributed to the science and medicine you take for granted, to count.

        • darkhorse

          racist my azz …. they’re getting rid of we the people who are white europeans… good try, hasbara

          • iris

            please get real. This chaotic destruction you see is going on all over the world and a couple of handfuls of globalist elite families, mostly European whites, are pulling the majority of the strings, or so they think. God is allowing it for now. Their power is under His control.

      • darkhorselittlekock

        Q: Darkhorse walks in to a wall with a hardon. What hits first?

        A: His nose

      • bob

        The doctor comes out into the waiting room for the next patient. He’s
        shocked to see darkhorse sitting there with a frog growing out of his head.
        The doctor’s cries, “Oh my god, how did that happen?”

        The frog answered “I don’t know; it began as a pimple on my but-t.”

      • darkhosesuksdik

        Q: How do you starve darkhorse?

        A: Put his food stamp card under his work-boots!

  • iviewit

    so sad they removed my comment

  • Arizonan

    Trick or treaters do not come to the door any more like they did…WHY? Because evil and wicked people chose to ruin the fun the kids enjoyed. Course that was before TRUE Christians really learned the truth about this High Holy Day of Evil. So what do they do instead? They have harvest parties. I ,for one, don’t like either. Guess I am a fuddy duddy….

  • TobiasRaphael1

    Citing primary sources is journalism 101.
    Your comments is #13 and 14 about the Pope and the Catholic Church is based on hearsay and not on historical fact.
    As a Catholic who has studied the Church’s history and knows its teaching, nowhere will you find that a Pope told missionaries to consecrate a tree to Christ and allow the tree to continue to be worshipped. That would be advocating and promoting pantheism which the Catholic Church condemns.
    You have a moral obligation to be truthful and part of that is checking your sources and using primary sources!

  • John Doeman

    Religious myth believers are a sick lot.

    gods and religions, like evil and witches, are created in the imaginations of men and women.

    • MI33O3

      Ask and receive evidence. Pick a side and look.

  • Robert Bbb

    Many people dont eat pork because it is dirty to them. So, should everyone then not eat pork because it is dirty ?
    No, what matters is the intentions of the person, having good intentions and thanking God for what we have.

    About Halloween, it means hallow(honored) evening because November 1 was/is the feast day in honor of all the saints in heaven. It was moved to this day, Nov 1(before celebrated May 13 since 610)because the pope in 741 consecrated a chapel at Vatican to All the Saints, made a dedication day for the saints in heaven.

    Ancient Celts celebrated a minor festival on Oct 31, but they also celebrated on the last day of most other months of the year.

    In the 1800’s witches were added to greeting cards during 10/31 and the witches have since stayed in halloween. Misinformed people thought that halloween was pagan in origin and added pagan elements into the American halloween celebrations.

  • beechnut69

    actually Halloween has roots to “All Saints Day”. All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated
    annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the
    Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.

    Easter is much worse and comes from paganism. We celebrate Passover, not Easter.

  • Jeffrey Quave

    Matthew 6:24King James Version (KJV)
    24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    • LisaRene Burt

      Very true. That’s why i serve me instead

  • DCB

    This is ludicrous! I have 18 reasons why you should elevate life and stop living in fear of any and everything!

  • Vaughan Macmillan

    Halloween is a load of Bollocks.

  • John Vian

    “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” – 1 Corinthians 10:21
    Thus, I don’t celebrate any of the traditional holidays because they are all pagan. If I were to celebrate my second wife’s birthday on the day that was my first wife’s birthday, don’t you think my second wife wouldn’t be offended?

    • don

      Your second wife? Pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t like that: Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18, Malachi 2:16.

      • John Vian

        It’s a metaphor dummy. Take the beam out of your own eye before reaching for the mote in mine.

  • winrob

    I don’t disagree with your position, but I think you should “lighten up”. I don’t believe in ghosts, werewolves, etc., but I am very fond of horror movies. Fun is fun, and one needn’t confuse entertainment with reality.

    • MI33O3

      If you understand the source, it’s all about lightening up.

  • mike cretaro

    I don’t see anything harmful if children are allowed to have a good and healthy costume party. One that does not include any association with death or the dead or the demonic. But simply dressing up like something appropriate like a prince or princess can be a healthy playtime activity for kids. Provided they have good Christian adult supervision. I have no problem with all the candy, but one must be careful to inspect all trick or treat bags first. I enjoyed the times of my youth when I trick or treated, and because I came from a solid Christian family and upbringing, that’s all it was, just childhood fun. but all of the evil and satanic elements must be removed. for that is not harmless fun. that is dangerous. and the true danger is when we start to believe that something so deadly is harmless.

  • Katie

    What a skewed version of reality… I’ve worked at a shelter and the reason we did not adopt out cats on Halloween is because people would think of them as decorations for a one-day holiday and then try to return them to us or, worse, just kick them out on the street.

  • BRENDAH6699

    Another article which makes no sense. I am just to believe it with no evidence. Where is the love folks. Where are the facts. It is hard to quote the facts when so much history has been obliterated and/or rewritten.

  • Mario Rodgers

    I swear you fundies just get dumber as the years go by.

  • darkhorselittlekock

    Q: How can you tell if
    darkhorse

    is half Catholic and half Jewish?

    A: When he goes to confession, he takes a lawyer with him.

  • darkhorsetinykock

    Q. How does darkhorse practice safe sexx?

    A. He marks the camels that kick.

  • MI33O3

    Halloween is a doorway that leads to God of this World.

    Tread carefully.

  • WM

    Must you be such a killjoy? There is nothing wrong with having a costume party or giving out candy for kids. There is plenty of ‘demonic activity’ going on in all other days that isn’t on Halloween anyway.

  • Aly

    1 Corinthians 15:20, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” The Feast of Firstfruits is a celebration of the resurrection, and is a celebration that has been set apart, or made Holy by God (not something that can be said about Easter). Also, Easter has more pagan ties than just its name. As far as the birth of our Lord, Jesus was most likely born during the Feast of Tabernacles. All of the Feast days that have been set apart by God, together tell the whole story of the gospel in an incredibly, beautiful way. I would encourage all followers of Christ to look into it.

  • Jim Davis

    Halloween is now over and I’m not demon possessed. September was a walk in the park. What’s the next evangelical “end of days” theme going to be? Here’s one: Thanksgiving dinner is actually a satanic feast!

  • LisaRene Burt

    Is this article for real, or is this a satire piece?

  • Uri Katsav

    It’s just about candies and costumes!

  • kevx

    anyone who identifies their god by the name god doesn’t have an inkling of god, their god or what Truth ( a perspective based vantage point) is!

  • Holger Jahndel

    Indeed, according to Jesus words at the cross and Jewish law at his times he made St. Mary the mother of St. John, his first and most beloved apostle by law of adoption, and so St. Mary is the mother of Christianity and the Church and at the top of the church and Christianity as a Saint.
    The Holy Spirit often works in and through St. Mary, although many stupid so called Christians just do not understand this.
    But in the New Testament of the bible, the Holy Spirit is called “the Spirit of Wisdom (see “Sophia” or Hebrew Chakhema or Chokhma in the old Testament of the bible, in Greek Septuaginta in Greek language with Greek philosophy, also see LOGOS in the New Testament) and Apocalypse” (or revelation, see Gospel of St. John)…
    Already in the Old Testament in Genesis it is the female side of god. Because Gods Spirit is written there in the female hebrew form of the word and it is “breeding” above the waters, like the dove in the New Testament symbolizing the Holy Spirit of god as a person! The Spirit of Sophia or Hebrew “Chakhema” or “Chokhma”!
    The Wisdom of God. Spirit of Wisdom.

  • Lazarovic

    Oh brother, what a bunch of overblown hogwash! Halloween is fun, it is a uniquely American holiday that was brought here by the Irish, but has many threads of origin, all based in the changing of the seasons and the natural cycles of nature; you can thank the Church for it too, “All Hallow’s Eve” is the day before “All Hallow’s Day”, a day to remember all the Saints. You’re being way too serious about it, it’s just make believe, and it’s fun to scare each other!

  • Roopods6

    The sun worship day and its companion Easter are both days appointed from Mystery Babylon. Neither have anything to do with the Human Being, the Messiah, the son of the living God who arose on his Father’s appointed day (Leviticus 23) of First Fruits after the appointed day he became the ‘Lamb of God’ on Passover.

    Nobody knows around when Messiah Yehoshua, Christ Jesus was born? Really? If you ever try reading the WORD OF GOD (Revelation 19:13) you might just find out. Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) was said to be six months older the Jesus. You can estimate that John the Baptist was born during the period of Passover (Luke 1:8-13,26-27). Six months later is the period of Sukkot (Tabernacles) and nine months before Sukkot is Hanukkah which is related to Sukkot. Both are Festivals of Light, and who is the light of the world but the Messiah Yehoshua, Yah’s Salvation.

    Johns father Zechariah served in the division of Abijah. There were 24 divisions of priest Abijah was the 8th division. This division did not serve until the tenth week of the year. (The beginning of the year starting just before Passover.) This places the Abijah in Jerusalem in the 2nd or 3rd week of Sivan (about mid June). This is the moedim of Shavout (Pentecost).

    Now back to your NT, Luke 1:8-9 says that Zechariah drew a lot to burn incense in the Temple. At this time when doing the incense an angel appeared to him and told him he would have a son and he is supposed to call him John. When he got back home shortly after this during the 3rd week of Sivan John was conceived during Shavuot.

    Now, a little math. Nine months after Shavuot is Passover. So, John was born at Passover. He is six months older than Jesus. Six months after Passover is the moedim of Sukkot. You see it isn’t a matter of no one can know. It’s a matter of no one wanting to know because it nullifies the tradition of the antichrist birthday of the sun gods of Mystery Babylon.