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Halloween Pumpkin - Public DomainIf you are a witch, Halloween is not just another holiday.  For Wiccans, the festival known as “Samhain” is the time when the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest, and so communication with the other side is the easiest.  And as you will see below, it is also the time “when the god dies, to be reborn again on the Winter Solstice”.  Many Americans are still very unfamiliar with Wicca, but the truth is that it is rapidly growing in popularity.  In fact, it has been projected that Wicca will soon become the third largest “religion” in America after Christianity and Islam.  According to the American Religious Identification Survey, the number of self-identified Wiccans in the United States grew from 8,000 in 1990 to 134,000 in 2001 to 342,000 in 2008.  The New York Post recently ran an article which stated that some experts have estimated that the number of witches in the U.S. is doubling every 30 months, and that there may now be “8 million undeclared practitioners” of “the craft” in this country.

So needless to say, this is a group of people that is very much growing in numbers and in influence.  And of course not all of them believe the exact same things.  Among various Wiccan groups there is tremendous variation in doctrine and practice.

One common thread that you will find among many of them, however, is a disdain for “Halloween”.  They tend to consider most Halloween traditions to be distorted Christianized versions of ancient pagan practices, and most of them are not really too thrilled with the mixing of the two.

For most Wiccans, the proper name for the day is “Samhain”, and it is a celebration that they take very seriously.  The following comes from a piece that was authored by a self-described “modern-day pagan and real-life Wiccan“…

Today, the holiday is still celebrated in the non-standardized, revived witchcraft tradition known as Wicca, and in the even less standardized group known as neo-pagans. In these circles, Halloween is called Samhain (pronunciations vary; I go with Sah-wen). Its significance and celebrations are rooted in traditional, pre-Christian practice, though they are by no means exact replicas.

October 31st is the midway point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. As such it is considered the end of the harvest time, when everything has stopped growing and the earth goes back to sleep. On the Wiccan calendar, known as the “wheel of the year” it is also the day when the god dies, to be reborn again on the Winter Solstice. Samhain is therefore the day when the veil between the living and the dead is considered thinnest, and is a time to remember people in our lives who have passed away.

Here is more on what Wiccans believe about Samhain from

Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat.

It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two “spirit-nights” each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.

Originally the “Feast of the Dead” was celebrated in Celtic countries by leaving food offerings on altars and doorsteps for the “wandering dead”. Today a lot of practitioners still carry out that tradition. Single candles were lit and left in a window to help guide the spirits of ancestors and loved ones home. Extra chairs were set to the table and around the hearth for the unseen guest. Apples were buried along roadsides and paths for spirits who were lost or had no descendants to provide for them. 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 was not advised. People dressed in white (like ghosts), wore disguises made of straw, or dressed as the opposite gender in order to fool the Nature spirits.

That all sounds very complicated.

So why has Wicca become so explosively popular in America and elsewhere around the world?

Well, there are certainly a lot of factors, but in the end a lot of them are very basic.  According to the New York Post, Wicca “is practiced by a growing number of lapsed Christians seeking easy gratification for life’s most pressing needs: sex, hot clothes, relief from rotten marriages.”

That is very sad for me, because as a dedicated Christian it pains me to hear that so many of my brothers and sisters are being pulled from the faith so easily.

But there are those that are going the other direction as well.  In fact, the Daily Mail recently profiled one such individual…

A ‘recovering’ witch who says she was deceived by the Wicca religion has revealed why she abandoned the dark arts and returned to Christianity after years of casting spells for her own good fortune.

Selah Ally Tower, who goes by her middle name, joined a coven in her home state of New Jersey after taking a correspondence course in witchcraft in 1989. However, after a decade of casting spells, reading tarot cards, wearing capes and flowing skirts, and enjoying an extramarital affair at the suggestion of her coven’s leaders, a pastor convinced the 58-year-old mother of three give up on witchcraft for good.

Tower has authored two books about her experiences.  One is entitled “Taken from the Night: A Witch’s Encounter with God“, and the other is entitled “From the Craft to Christ: The Allure of Witchcraft and the Church’s Response“.  Like many people, she was drawn to Wicca because she found that it could produce real results for real needs in her life.  Here is more from the Daily Mail

‘Casting spells, I saw results. Usually, it was like – maybe I needed money or I needed a car. I needed love in my life,’ she said of the allure of witchcraft. ‘It was very selfish. It was all about what I wanted. I was really satisfied with my life.’

When most people watch television or they go to the movies and they hear about “the power of magic”, it isn’t something that they take too seriously.

But for most Wiccans, magic is something that is very real and that has a tremendous amount of power.  The following is what Wikipedia has to say about Wiccans and magic…

Many Wiccans believe in magic, a manipulative force exercised through the practice of witchcraft or sorcery. Many Wiccans agree with the definition of magic offered by ceremonial magicians,[41] such as Aleister Crowley, who declared that magic was “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will”, while another prominent ceremonial magician, MacGregor Mathers stated that it was “the science of the control of the secret forces of nature”.[41] Many Wiccans believe magic to be a law of nature, as yet misunderstood or disregarded by contemporary science,[41] and as such they do not view it as being supernatural, but a part of what Leo Martello calls the “super powers that reside in the natural”.[42] Some Wiccans believe that magic is simply making full use of the five senses in order to achieve surprising results,[42] whilst other Wiccans do not claim to know how magic works, merely believing that it does because they have observed it to be so.[43] Some spell it “magick”, a variation coined by the influential occultist Aleister Crowley, though this spelling is more commonly associated with Crowley’s religion of Thelema than with Wicca.

During ritual practices, which are often staged in a sacred circle, Wiccans cast spells or “workings” intended to bring about real changes in the physical world. Common Wiccan spells include those used for healing, for protection, fertility, or to banish negative influences.[45] Many early Wiccans, such as Alex Sanders, Sybil Leek and Doreen Valiente, referred to their own magic as “white magic“, which contrasted with “black magic“, which they associated with evil and Satanism. Sanders also used the similar terminology of “left hand path” to describe malevolent magic, and “right hand path” to describe magic performed with good intentions;[46] terminology that had originated with the occultist Helena Blavatsky in the 19th century. Some modern Wiccans however have stopped using the white-black magic and left-right hand path dichotomies, arguing for instance that the colour black should not necessarily have any associations with evil.[47]

But even for the vast majority of Americans that are not into Wicca, this time of the year has increasingly become known as a time to focus on “magic”, evil and horror.

For instance, one hot new trend is to photograph little children as they are dressed up to perfectly resemble characters from horror films, and another hot new trend is to hold something called “a blood rave”

Put on by BBQ Films and tied to the weekend-long ruckus that is NYC Comic Con, the Blood Rave featured a live action performance of scenes from the film, with ticket-buyers encouraged to dress the part of hemoglobin-craving vampires. Also adding to the ambiance was electronic music legends The Crystal Method, who headlined the evening.

But the star attractions were Blade… and all the (fake) blood. Just before midnight, a squadron of technicians suited up with body-mounted sprayers surrounded the crowd and, on cue, soaked the writhing masses with synthetic blood. No leather corset or bare tattooed back was spared as the ravers seethed with fanged glee beneath the crimson rain. For a few hours, it was truly weird and wonderful to see a sea of giddy daywalkers living out fantasy bloodlust.

Approximately 70 percent of all Americans will participate in Halloween festivities once again this year, and they will spend somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 billion dollars celebrating the holiday, and most will believe that it is just a bunch of innocent fun.

But the minority of Americans that take this holiday very, very seriously is growing, and that is not a good thing.

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.”

Halloween is the biggest day of the year for Wiccans, white witches, black witches, Satanists, neo-pagans and occultists of all stripes.

When you participate in traditions and practices that are rooted in that world, you also risk opening up a door for supernatural forces that you do not understand and will not be able to control.

As a Christian, I do not want to have anything to do with Halloween, Samhain or whatever else they may want to call it.

So what about you?

What is your perspective on this holiday?

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

  • G21

    As a child, I always trick-or-treated, and I always allowed my children to trick-or-treat. It was always fun and exciting.

    I never heard any voices telling me to come over to the dark side.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      That came after the sugar crash. Though, it could’ve been the Hershey’s Special Dark.

    • Naqurzuk-21

      Michael takes this Wiccan stuff way too seriously.

      It is a bunch of immature teenagers listening to depressing music and a few adults that has no life whatsoever.

      • Holger Jahndel

        There are nature religions and people workshipping the elemental powers and wardens of nature and spirits of the elements, that is true. The spirits of life and nature and the angels of the elements are not necessary negative, but neutral, as nature and life and the elemental forces are.

        Shamans and hermetic Elementalists (see for example the GOLDEN DAWN ORDER and Israel Regardies books of it and FRANZ BARDON as an hermetic or hermiticist and theurg) can work with the philosophical Elements and Elemental princips and forces of nature. They can heal with it and do goods things with it. The Chinese call it TAO, the people in India Brahman and Elementalists and Hermetic mages call it ANIMA MUNDI or the soul of the world and nature and life and the underconciousness of the world.

        But because the powes of nature and life and the elements are neutral…you can also destroy with it! As nature and life does in the real world on the material plane. And there are not only good people! There are also very bad people.

        An neutral people at least having some reason.

        And there are most people BETWEEN this. Not absolutely good. Not only saints.

        Not holy.

        Know what you are doing, Or do not do it.

        This also is true for the spiritual level.

        Also magic can be used in bad and destructive ways. Also negative energys of negative people exist and can do damage. Heal youself with the Holy spirit in Christian Charismatic and Baptists communities or traditional mystic communities or orders of churches .

        Or do energy work like the Japanese Reiki of Mikao Usui, or Chinese Qui Gond and Tai Chi. Or Tao Yoga of Mantak Chia or Kundalini Yoga from India.

        Or work with orgon energy as Wilhelm Reich or Wiliam Reich did it and invented it. Or do Quantum Psychology and Quantum healing. There are possibilities to heal you soul and energy body or astral body. And there are possibilities to protect it! By religion. Or at least by energy work.

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        Unfortunately O.T.O. Satanism of Aleister Crowley and Satanist masonry of Ku Klux Clan General Albert Pike and the racists and neo-nazis like the Skull&Bones order at Yale University exist.

        Aleister Crowley was thrown out of the Golden Dawn Order for his black magic.
        He was Pedophile and he took drugs.
        (as O.T.O. Satanists still do today, they rape children or sacrifice them in secret and do ritually children abuse and children rape in their dark rituals!)
        His women all went mad or died, or at least were beaten by him and terrorized with energetic vampirism and psycho terror.
        He knew something about mystic Kabbalah, but Crowley had this important knowledge from the Golden Dawn Order, and his interpretation of that mystic Kabbalah (an esoteric and mystic holy tradition of the Jews, like Merkabah Mystics) was at least synkretism and not the tradition Jewish or/and Christian Kabbalah. Aleister Crowley and an Egoist and Egocentric and Egomanic person, like many masons with their ideologies of liberalism or usury capitalism and neoliberalism and modernism and postmodernism and social darwinism.
        They prefer sophistic philosophys and rabulistic and hegelian dialectis and always try to turn truth fitting into their plans and ideologys and their goald and interest. Often their world view is at least ideological and twisted, truth means for them good for their own purpose, benefit and aims.

        Bilderberg and “Bohemian Grove” movement and O.T.O. Order

        Grand Lodge London of masonry and City of London

        Skull&Bones and masonry

        Peak Oil and 9.11. – see also Michael C. Rupperts (R.I.P.) Peak Oil Blog and his video documentation “Collapse” and
        Aaron Russo and “America – freedom to facism”…even the HABEAS CORPUS Act or Habeas Corpus law was abolished.
        Civil rights got terminated by them!
        They rule by TTIP and TISA and CETA and IWF and WTO and World Bank.

        Also read about Ukraine and Nazis and Facists there and McCain and IS and financial support of the Islamists, also at “American Free Press” with Pat Buchanan! World War III coming?
        They try to escalate it to this, I mean Neocons and Zionists and neoliberal Globalists like Zbigniew Brezinski with their neoliberal and monetaristic Agenda and Geopolitical aims and intrigues and war plans. NWO. New World Order.
        See also the FED or the Federal Reserve System and the BIZ and private banks like Goldman Sachs with Mario Draghi and Chase Manhattan Bank of Rockefeller and Kuen-Loeb or Morgan Stanley / Stanley Morgan! Or zionist masonry like Paneurope Union of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi with thei euthantics and euthanacism and eugenics and racists views and ideas and ideologys and plans. They are Eugenics.

    • sandra

      Maybe that’s because you’re already there

  • Sam

    Me and my house do not participate is such things… nor do we participate in so-called ” Fall Festivals ” designed to replace All Hallows Eve. Why would I want to participate in a holiday designed to honor the enemy of my soul and my God ? I wouldn’t and I don’t.

    • Jim Davis

      Well then I’ll just have to compensate for you by putting out two jack ‘o lanterns this year.

      Seriously, lighten up, dude! It was bad enough when you evangelicals replaced Halloween with “Fall Festivals”, but even that PC term is too much for you now.

      Happy Samhain! Maybe you could celebrate it by watching the movie, The Wicker Man.

      • chris12138

        Ack! Jim is over here casting Wicca blessings/curses all over the place. I think he just turned Sam into a newt! Sam? You there, buddy?? Sam?! Saaaaaaaaaam!!!!!

    • Naqurzuk-21

      Yep, IQ below 85.

  • Truthseeker

    Michael, I totally agree with you. For a Christian, light and darkness should NEVER mix. Satan has cleverly convinced most Christians that it’s all just innocent fun, and we happily agree. Ephesians 5:11 says to have nothing to do with the fruitless works of darkness, but to instead expose them, as you, Michael, have done in this post. Another holiday that needs exposure is Christmas.

    • Naqurzuk-21

      You are being immature if you take wiccan seriously after your 14th birthday, thought.

      What next, Santa Claus is real and in league with Satan?
      Blade from the Blade trilogy is a real vigilant killing off vampires?

      • Arizona

        YOU don’t even have a clue WHO santa claus was do you MORON,before you show the world just who you work for,you might chose to educate your self,cause right now you have one foot inside the gates of hell and the other on a banana peal…….

        • Holger Jahndel

          Santa Claus was a Bishop in early Christianity and is a Saint in the Catholic Church and the Orthodox and Oriental churches of the East.

          Father Christmas could be identified with ORION, the mythological great hunter and star sign at the night sky.

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    • sandra

      I totally agree

  • Tatiana Covington

    Come now, aren’t we too old to believe in witches?

    • Jim Davis

      and magic spells too. I stopped believing in those at about age 10 and I am embarassed that it took me that long!

    • Naqurzuk-21

      Someone gotta put This is a work of fiction disclaimer on the Harry Potter books.

  • rmc9

    “but the Spirit speaketh expressly that in a later times, some shall depart from the Faith…giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.” I Timothy 4:1

  • sw

    Since Arabic is the fastest growing language in America, I would assume that Islam would be the fastest growing religion.

    • iris

      I wondered that, also. Hinduism/Buddhism have gained a lot of ground since the 60’s, & still growing.
      We do seem to have a love for the culture of death in our country anymore, though, so guess I shouldn’t be surprised that witchcraft is so popular. Anything but the truth will wow the gullible. Human nature craves power, and I really think that’s witchcraft and astrology’s big draw. I remember when the liberal churches were seeing astrology introduced into their congregations in the 60’s. I was a teenager at the time and not a Christian, but even I could see through that c&%p.

  • DJohn1

    Halloween is a time for people to dress up in costumes and have fun. Children often go around on beggar’s night collecting candy treats. What you are talking about is entirely different. You are talking about practices around the world and the astrology of time and place in which two Universes bound together come close to colliding each Halloween season.
    You are talking about spirits of the dead arising while the “veil” between this universe and another come together for about a week.
    And there was a time and a place when people practiced this belief.
    Magic is simply a phenomena that people do not understand.
    And most of the people practicing magic are false, lying thieves, taking advantage of people. They practice illusion rather than magic. They are practicing deceit.
    Who is the father of all lies?
    So by their fruit we shall know them for what they are.
    What we sense as magic could be simply a technology we are no longer privy too.
    Is there such a thing as a spirit world?
    Is it where people go after they die?
    Do they ever return?
    I know of only two people in the history of this planet that have definitely died and then came back from the dead.
    One was Lazarus. He was brought back by the command of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    The other one was Jesus Christ.
    According to the New Testament after Jesus arose from the grave sometime removed from that event Lazarus died again.
    So even though Lazarus was risen from the dead, it was not a permanent thing in which he became an immortal. The event is veiled in the new testament as the disciple that Jesus loved.
    Everything about Jesus Christ is a form of magic in the eyes of the rest of us.
    Do I believe? Yes definitely I believe Jesus can command anything to happen and it will happen. My faith is based on Jesus being the son of God. The trick here is no one knows when Jesus will return in the body to Earth.
    Is it magic?
    I believe Jesus is so far advanced over us that He can control both space and time. Though I think he is subject to his Father’s command.
    There are people by accident of birth and genetics that have some of the talents. I have known at least one who could see the future in her dreams. She not only wasn’t phony. She was real. She also had the curse of seeing the future in her dreams. Because she knew what would happen next and could not change it.
    I have known men of God who could pray things to happen and they did happen.
    I have known at least one man of God who would say a certain mass and bring all the power of the throne of God in the Holy Spirit. Do I believe. I do and I respect and honor these people.
    Is there a dark side that witches, sorcerors, warlocks, and others practice on this Earth?
    It is all mixed up with the fraud and phonies but yes there are people like that on the planet.
    Near as I can tell, we were made in the image of God. Sometimes the barriers that exist that keep us lowly humans do accidentally or otherwise break. Anyone so unfortunate has my sympathy.
    Only the worship of God through Jesus can turn that around.

  • K

    Just another example of confused people dabbling in things.Far better left alone.

  • Jim Davis

    Lighten up, Michael. Let your kids go trick or treating. You evangelicals are sometimes worse than liberals with your own form of political correctness.

    BTW, we’re now in mid-October. I thought the world was supposed to end in September?

    • GOD

      that’s because jewish magick is real but pagan magick isn’t…duh!

    • Sir Evil-yn de Rothschild

      lol their soothsaying prophetizing never delivers. God is punishing them for their sorcery by not fulfilling their prophesying lol

    • Rhonda Jamison

      1. He NEVER said the world was going to end.
      2. The point of the article is to show it’s obviously an important ‘holy day’ for those in the occult – shouldn’t we as Christ-followers, take it seriously that it’s an occult holy-day and NOT participate.
      3. We need to know the Word of God and take the God’s Word serious enough to ‘go against the flow’ of lies – of course Satan would ‘down play’ the whole thing – this holy-day for Satan takes our eyes off Jesus.
      4. The one thing a follower of Jesus are dogmatic on – is the message of the Gospel – where is the message of the Gospel in Halloween?

  • Katie

    Third largest? I LOL’d at that. Did you forget about Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism? There’s no way Wicca is set to outpace the biggies. Either way, it’s just another way people give themselves meaning in a crazy world, as is Christianity. Just like ice cream, pick your flavor.

    • Naqurzuk-21

      I must warn you, Santa Claus and Harry Potter are real and in league with the Devil!

      My basement is infested with pink bunies escaping from Hell itself due to children trick of treating me last Halloween…so you better take this s**** seriously, bro!

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    In our faith, we participate with the general community for the fun and for the kids.

    We normally do a Trunk-or-Treat in the Church parking lot where, instead of going house to house, the kids go to open car boots for the candy. We decorate the trunks’ halloween-ish for the fun of it. I don’t do anything scary – some dried corn stalks, pumpkins and squash, a couple of the wife’s pillow quilts – very fall homesteader look. Cheap – easy to clean up.

    Anyway it’s fun for the kids (they do several rounds around the parking lot), parents can keep an eye on each others children and socialize, the general community comes out for a few laps in a safe place, and we have hot cocoa and donuts. We need some carnival games this year: I’ll build some. And that’s what I think Halloween should be: just a reason to party and socialize.

  • Chris Sky

    Because Wlcca, is just like Witchc@rft… S@tanism, by a diffferent name… and the Trendy PC hipsters have been told that WlCCA is the *good* Witchcr@ft… and since they are brainwashed constantly by pro sat@nic bullsh*t (like Lady Gaga or any other *pop* artist) they are easily led down the path of evil with the promise of success and wealth and everything else they coudl ever want from their *new* Wlcca religion!

    in other words…. wicca is popular, because we are a s@tanic society bent on self gratification… and completely uneducated…are you surprised

    • Naqurzuk-21

      If you believe Wiccan is real beyond age 14 then you are suffering from mental problems.

      • Chris Sky

        it doesn’t matter what you or I believe.. it only matters what the people practicing their religion believe, and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

        If somebody is willing to kill you over their “beliefs”… does it matter what you believe?

        Do the Christians getting beheaded by ISIS sit there and say “HAHA you guys believe in Islam, you must be suffering from mental problems!”
        …meanwhile the guys practicing their “religion” still cut off his head! so once again does it matter what YOU believe?! When OTHERS are willing to ACT AGAINST YOU for their beliefs?! ;) (food for thought)

        and furthermore if a person entire belief system (satanism, wicca, etc) is about SELF GRATIFICATION and SELF CENTRED indoctrination… pretending like that won’t have an over bearing effect on society.. is about as juvenile and short sited as you can be!

        why do you think there is so much UNFAITHFULLNESS in “north American” relationships?! Divorce rates around 50%… it’s because everybody has been brainwashed by the Satanic garbage all aroudn us… from “pop” icons like Lady Gaga to Disney movies. 99.9% of the population is saturated by Satanic imagery constantly… then we wonder why American society is demoralized and headed straight down the toilet.

        but if you “believe” in any of this.. you’re a 14 year old with mental problems ! :D

        congratulations… you’re an idiot.

  • Roopods6

    As you can see by the comments, the ignorant participate out of some sense of ‘tradition’ while the wiccans are either telling you there’s no such thing as witches or inviting you to join in. The followers of the deceiver that portrays himself as an angel of light will tell you to ‘lighten up’ like they have too. You’ve discerned well to recognize such foolish heathen and their ways. It’s like watching the ignorant masses follow the pied piper straight through the gates of hades into the bottomless pit and you’re the freak for not going along with the party. That’s what I think.

    • Naqurzuk-21

      Wiccans are simply a bunch of immature, moderately retarded teenagers and adults that has no life whatsoever or complete weirdos.
      Weirdos think they do witchcraft but all they do is dance naked in the wild during the full moon and doing drugs.

      Santa Claus and Harry Potter does not exist and anyone who believe ijn their existence is an immature child, that is what I think.

  • John Atkins

    I look forward to Halloween. It is just a fun day with candy and costumes. I am an atheist, so I am free from both christianity and wiccanism.

  • JJ

    Wicca is even more odd & warped than Islam.

  • Vizar

    All superstitions are pretty scary. That means all religions and “beliefs” too. All of them have killed way too many people for not thinking and pretending like them. I liked the movie “The Martian.” That was a taste of reality in the universe beyond our immensely obscure and insignificant rock.

    That is why I like Star Trek. It gives hope.

  • 1 Samuel 15:23. Rebellion…

  • Rhonda Jamison

    Wow – many voices that just can’t fathom giving up a pagan holy day!! Just because it’s not *seen* in your neighborhood doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Do a Google search for seances or tarot card reading in your city… and watch how many sites pop up! How about how several Satanic groups are trying desperately to put their Baphomet in major cities – to replace the 10 Commandments? (oh, but witchcraft isn’t real). Horror flicks abound… oh, but that’s just a movie? Who thinks of these wicked things?? Wiccan is real, people! Paganism abounds – Islam is also from the same ROOTS! Paganism is as paganism does. We are in this world, but are to NOT be ‘of this world’. Big difference. I am not going to bow to culture – that in and of itself is a recipe for global thinking – and that is not of Christ.

    Let’s learn a bit about the origins of Easter and Christmas, too and … Uh*oh… you’ve really stepped on some toes!! I’m praying for my family’s eyes to be opened to realize the truth of these holidays. It doesn’t matter how ‘christianized’ we keep it (as Constantine created). The Lord’s Feast Days are the only ones that He ordained from the beginning of the world – these holy rehearsals are the only ones that truly matter because they ARE the Gospel message.

  • Stan

    I hand out candy to little kids dressed in spiderman and batgirl outfits. Granted, there are those who practice the occult under the guise of Halloween. In Mexico, they call it the Day of the Dead and it is a time they reach back to those they know who died. This holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

    Like anything in life, if you focus on the negative and the evil, that is what you become. Keep it in the realm of being no deeper than what Mexico does, I see no problem with it.

  • Seen2013

    I’m compelled to highlight that many of these sources may attribute to Wiccans and Wicca as a whole; they have virtually little truly in common.
    For starters, Wicca centrally view nature as a physical manifestation of God rather than god itself like the Gaia Hypothesis or some Pagan beliefs.
    Secondly, their main focus is closer akin to Holistic or natural medicines and health than conjuring.
    Third, the celebrations for Winter-Summer Solastice fall are closer akin to Thanksgiving and I dare to say Christmas via gift of life such as successful harvest. Sacrifices, bargains with spirits, and etc isn’t actually a Wiccan trait that is an outright perversion in no difference as Christianity being perverted.
    Thirdly, what you’re seeing is the perversion and corruption, this is closer akin to the Gaia Hypothesis supporters of Paganism, Luciferianism, and Satanism. Luciferianism and Satanism largely share in promoting vices as a value that is in essence the central through promoting vanity, pride, lust, and etc.
    It isn’t Wicca who is growing by practice; it is closer to Gaia Hypothesis, Luciferianism, and Satanism that’s on the rise by action opposed to self-identification.
    Seriously, this is like going to church and doing nothing about avoiding temptation of vices…

  • Jordan

    Michael I wish more Christains were concerned about Halloween as you are. I we truly wrestle not against flesh and blood but principalities and evil in high places then how can Christians participate in such an evil holiday. Just as many people can’t admit the level of evil in our government, people can’t bring themselves to believe Halloween is such an evil holiday.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Groundhog Day is my favorite hilday

  • Looking at the other comments, and the world around me, I shake my head at the disbelief of so many. Evil is real. Ignoring it won’t make it less evil.

    God bless you, Michael. Keep up the good work.

    Yours in Christ,

    John Little

  • yellow__umbrella

    Uh, no, you don’t. Moron.

  • Arizona

    NOT very long ago,SATAN came to the FATHER,and said,HELL is not large enough to hold ALL the americans your planning to send there,THE FATHER GIVE SATAN,permission to increase the size of hell by two thirds,JUST To hold all the stupid americans who have chosen to go to hell,DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHERE YOUR GOING???…HELL its torture and death every day,FOR one thousand years,then your SOUL will be thrown into the lake of fire to despose of it,YOU WILL NEVER see heaven,and as sad as the LORD will be to lose you,HE’LL have no choice,YOU CAN’T hold hands with satan and him at the same time,NO mark of the beast,NO chip in your hand,NO demonic anything,but it is your choice,HEAVEN OR HELL,its up to you…Chose wisely…………….

  • Arizona

    LISTEN UP IDIOTS,…NIMROD was a blood thristy killer,When he died his WIFE started a holiday called christmas to cellibrite his death,his high priest in charge of sacificing CHILDREN TO SATAN wore a RED and WHITE SUIT,with a BLACK BELT,his job was to throw the ALIVE CHILDREN INTO THE FIRE,of molock,YES the same image they set up at the state captiol of OKYVILLE,america celeibrites every demonic hoilday satan has, ALL IN the name of fun,RIGHT NOW SATANS headquarters are in the VATICAN,in rome,but not much longer,and he will be here in america,THIS YOU WILL REGRET……something else you proably didn’t know,OUR LORD,JESUS CHRISTS BIRTHDAY…IS SEPTEMBER 11, you know the rest of the story……….

  • Kathryn

    Completely disagree with halloween in any way shape or form. If we call yourself a believer in YAHSHUA we should nothing to do with it.

  • Jose Manuel Soto Gonzalez

    ..believe it or not, if anyone takes the time to investigate the origins of this senseless “holiday” you will eventually realize, Michael is in all aspects simply opening minds up to reality. Whether or not you wish to partake in any “religious” practice or tradition or what ever you wish to consider it, there should always be a respect for that which we do not for certain know.

  • Michael

    My decision to go from “Christianity” to Wicca came from my belief that God is more perfect than man. How then does God make man in his image????? That plagues me. Man is NOT Gods greatest creation.

    I’m not a lapsed Christian. In fact I wish I could give my crap to Jesus. However,I’m responsible for my own actions now.

    When I was Christian,my daughter was going to be babtized by someone I didn’t like. Only one person came up with the right answer. It was God doing it and not him. He was a driud. Get your facts straight.