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Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« on: October 22, 2009, 02:26:18 PM »
I read this article that my friend posted several weeks ago from her church, Gateway, & felt that they did a good job of delivering the information in a concise, but relevant manner. Please know that this is not posted to judge anyone...it's to give information.... what you chose to do with it, is up to you.

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Unmasking the Truth that Lies Behind Halloween

The holiday of Halloween is generally observed on the evening of October 31 throughout most of North America and in some areas of Western Europe. As it quickly approaches this year, our concern is that many families, whether through innocence or a lack of understanding, will participate in this holiday in a way that is not beneficial to them. The Bible tells us that we are engaged in a spiritual battle between good and evil; between the spiritual forces of God and Satan.

Although many view Halloween as merely a fun time to put on costumes and exchange candy, in reality this holiday has deep spiritual roots. At its core, Halloween is a celebration that focuses on the forces of darkness. It was originally a pagan festival of the dead. The festivities of Halloween are based on folk-beliefs about supernatural forces and spirits of the dead. These beliefs are often depicted through the various symbols associated with Halloween, and most of these directly relate to death in some shape or manner. Traditional Halloween decorations feature imagery associated with supernatural beings such as witches, werewolves, vampires and ghosts. They also include images which symbolize bad omens—such as black cats, bats and spiders.

The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient religious practices of the Druids (Celtic priests). The Druids were members of a pagan order spread throughout Britain, Ireland and Gaul. They generally performed ritual blood sacrifices with animals but often with humans as well. In fact, the word bonfire is derived from the words “bone” and “fire” because the Druids would pile bones of sacrificed animals or humans in a field filled with timber and set them ablaze. To the Celts, bonfires represented the sun and could be used by Druids to aid in their fight against the dark powers. They believed their sacrifices would placate the gods, thus warding off evil spirits and ensuring that the sun would return after winter.

The Celts also believed that the eve of their new year, which they called Samhain, was the supreme night of demonic jubilation. Spirits of the dead would rise out of their graves and wander the countryside trying to return to homes where they formerly lived. Frightened villagers would try to appease these wandering spirits by offering them gifts of fruit and nuts. This is how the present day practice of "trick-or-treat" came into being.

Eventually Christianity began spreading rapidly throughout Europe, and rather than abolishing the pagan customs of Halloween, people tried to incorporate ideas into it which reflected a Christian worldview. This is why Halloween has evolved into such a confusing mixture of traditions from both the Christian and pagan cultures. Take the jack-o-lantern for example. A jack-o-lantern is a pumpkin carved with faces representing demons and illuminated from within. It is considered to be the “festival light” of Halloween because it was the ancient symbol of a damned soul and people believed that jack-o-lanterns could frighten away evil spirits. Other popular symbols of Halloween like bats, owls and other nocturnal animals were originally feared because people believed these creatures could communicate with the spirits of the dead. People during the Middle Ages also believed that witches could turn themselves into black cats. Whenever a black cat was spotted, people automatically assumed it was a witch in disguise.

When you take a close look at the symbols that make up Halloween, it is impossible to deny their evil nature since they primarily consist of witches, monsters, ogres, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, goblins and demons. In fact, Halloween is widely recognized as the ultimate day of celebration for Satanists. Those who oppose Christianity have been known to organize on this day to observe satanic rituals, cast spells, come against churches and families, perform sacrilegious acts and even offer blood sacrifices to Satan. In light of these facts, believers have a responsibility to carefully consider our participation in this holiday. God’s Word encourages us to avoid participating in pagan activities and incorporating religious pagan practices in worship (see Leviticus 18:24-30 and Deuteronomy 18:9). In Ephesians Paul warns followers of Christ to “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). We need to be cautious about associating with works of darkness, because we don’t live in darkness anymore. As believers we now live in the light through our faith in Jesus.

Some parents don’t see a problem with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. These parents celebrated it themselves when they were young and believe Halloween is both completely harmless and fun. Understand that God is not opposed to fun. He’s all about it, in fact, and so are we. However, Halloween is deeply rooted in evil. When we participate in Halloween, we can often send a subtle message to others that there’s no need to seriously consider the spirit realm. Even the types of costumes in which we dress our children can have an effect on our witness for Christ. Worse still, our participation can send a message to our children that witchcraft, demonic practices, Satanism and the occult are all harmless, entertaining and fun.

If you have a desire to celebrate the season, we suggest celebrating it through an event not associated with Halloween. Our participation in any kind of celebration should always emphasize the light of Christ. We must be proactive in our faith and resist all the works of the enemy. The Bible tells you to "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).

Here are some suggestions on steps you can take with your family:

1. Do some personal research on Halloween.
2. Pray and ask God to show you what He wants you to do this Halloween.
3. Consider attending a Fall Festival at a local church.
4. Start a new tradition, rooted in God and family, on Halloween i.e. Harvest festival etc.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 02:34:29 PM »
You should check out http://www.irishoriginsofcivilization.com/  before you pass judgement on the druids.  Ever wonder where the church gets most of its symbolics?

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 03:00:27 PM »
You should check out http://www.irishoriginsofcivilization.com/  before you pass judgement on the druids.  Ever wonder where the church gets most of its symbolics?

Did you not read this? "Please know that this is not posted to judge anyone...it's to give information.... what you chose to do with it, is up to you."

"I read this article that my friend posted several weeks ago from her church, Gateway, & felt that they did a good job of delivering the information in a concise, but relevant manner. Please know that this is not posted to judge anyone...it's to give information.... what you chose to do with it, is up to you."

I am just sharing this to the Prison Planet members thats it. So before you pass judgement on me learn to read before you post. Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 05:09:06 PM »
I am not passing judgement on you.  While I do agree that the date is used by the dark side I do not agree that the druids are evil. The church has painted that picture and wanted to point out some other information about them that I have come across

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 05:42:29 PM »
Regardless if Halloween used to be a pagan holiday, it isn't anymore. If you people think they're turning to the dark side by the non-religious wearing a scary costume or dressing like a skeleton, so be it. I fail to see how Satanists doing rituals on a set day, and others celebrating nothing of the sort on the same day are interconnected... seems like a 'you might catch kooties' type of mindset. Now if you're a Christian and you're running around saying "Hail Satan!" and drinking fake blood... you obviously ought not to be doing that. As for the power of symbols argument... to the people sporting them (such as the 'witch's foot' aka the 'peace sign') they have a completely different meaning and hence the argument is null and void. Unless we're under that same 'kooties' mindset again...

I can't quote the exact reference, but doesn't the Bible state to not use any symbols or iconography? A strong anti-sorcery sentiment if I remember correctly.

But I will say also... I hate Halloween. It's the smell of the costumes... drives me nuts.

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 06:07:45 PM »
Why should we stop tradition? Regardless of where it stems from, everything is taken from everything else. 

Whooooo cares. Let people dress up and get free candy!
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 07:02:57 PM »
PAgans rule , all hallows eve is the best , Jesus came last yeard dressed as a man...it was soo cool to see him be himself fore once.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 07:13:05 PM »
Why should we stop tradition? Regardless of where it stems from, everything is taken from everything else. 

Whooooo cares. Let people dress up and get free candy!

Cremation of Care is a tradition at the Bohemian Grove, should we just turn our backs on it?

We know the elites celebrate evil, I would rather not follow in their traditions, thank you very much!

Halloween is all about celebrating evil.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 08:22:51 PM »
Every christian holiday is pagan in origin.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 08:34:34 PM »
Every christian holiday is pagan in origin.

You won't get an argument out of me there.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 09:53:30 PM »
There's nothing evil about halloween , in fact the traditions are meant to ward off evil.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 10:16:48 PM »
Every christian holiday is pagan in origin.

Constantine's Roman Christianity, yes.

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2009, 10:22:38 PM »
Halloween is no demnic than Christmas, Easter/Ester,Mardi Gras and all the others.. they're all pegan and evil holidays in disguise and i no longer celibrate any of them..
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2009, 12:17:07 AM »
Regardless if Halloween used to be a pagan holiday, it isn't anymore. If you people think they're turning to the dark side by the non-religious wearing a scary costume or dressing like a skeleton, so be it. I fail to see how Satanists doing rituals on a set day, and others celebrating nothing of the sort on the same day are interconnected... seems like a 'you might catch kooties' type of mindset. Now if you're a Christian and you're running around saying "Hail Satan!" and drinking fake blood... you obviously ought not to be doing that. As for the power of symbols argument... to the people sporting them (such as the 'witch's foot' aka the 'peace sign') they have a completely different meaning and hence the argument is null and void. Unless we're under that same 'kooties' mindset again...

I can't quote the exact reference, but doesn't the Bible state to not use any symbols or iconography? A strong anti-sorcery sentiment if I remember correctly.

But I will say also... I hate Halloween. It's the smell of the costumes... drives me nuts.

Samhain, which is celebrated on Halloween by most modern pagans, is a pagan sabbat.  It is a spiritual gathering for my family and me.  We do NOT worship Satan, but we do celebrate our ancestors and the third and final harvest of the year on this sabbat.  No costumes, no trick or treating.  There are often differences between a holy day and a holiday. 

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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2009, 12:25:44 AM »
Samhain, which is celebrated on Halloween by most modern pagans, is a pagan sabbat.  It is a spiritual gathering for my family and me.  We do NOT worship Satan, but we do celebrate our ancestors and the third and final harvest of the year on this sabbat.  No costumes, no trick or treating.  There are often differences between a holy day and a holiday.  

I don't know much about modern paganism but I do know Christianity --regardless of the truth within-- was spread by the sword throughout Europe as well as the rest of the world. I wonder if it would have been different if the people were able to actually read the Bible. Of course I'm sure keeping them illiterate was part of the plan. Religion and government can be a deadly combination.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2009, 12:25:50 AM »
Samhain, which is celebrated on Halloween by most modern pagans, is a pagan sabbat.  It is a spiritual gathering for my family and me.  We do NOT worship Satan, but we do celebrate our ancestors and the third and final harvest of the year on this sabbat.  No costumes, no trick or treating.  There are often differences between a holy day and a holiday. 

Indeed. Bit of a bummer it has to be explained in such simple terms. Oh well.

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2009, 01:40:21 AM »
Even if you don't "believe" in ghosts and goblins, or God. I don't understand why making light of death is a good thing, death is the final enemy.

As far as I am concerned, anyone who thinks death and terror are fun, are on "their" side.

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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2009, 01:43:39 AM »
Samhain, which is celebrated on Halloween by most modern pagans, is a pagan sabbat.  It is a spiritual gathering for my family and me.  We do NOT worship Satan, but we do celebrate our ancestors and the third and final harvest of the year on this sabbat.  No costumes, no trick or treating.  There are often differences between a holy day and a holiday.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicker_Man

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2009, 01:45:49 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicker_Man


Oh, another kootie argument. Death is the final enemy! Hrm I believe you might have mistaken the meaning for that verse. "So long as men die, liberty will never perish." The concept of contemplating death is to realize the importance of life.

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2009, 07:01:51 AM »
PAgans rule , all hallows eve is the best , Jesus came last yeard dressed as a man...it was soo cool to see him be himself fore once.

Okie learn to use a spell check before you reply. The feeble excuse that you have done it on purpose is as true that the H1N1 flu shot is harmless. As entertaining as you tried to reply to this thread it was certainly a waste of data space, and I'll say again this thread was to inform and its now between you, those who reply to this thread, and God. Regardless if you believe in God or not. Cheers!

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2009, 12:43:03 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicker_Man

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2211108/posts



No every tradition (denomination) of Wicca uses wicker men...mine doesn't.  Nor do I sacrifice or cannibalize anyone/anything.  You can't put all truthers or Christians into one category.  That's why there are so many forms and forums and websites and churches.  The basics might be the same, but there are differences that are important.  This applies to every religion, every spiritual believe system, and most everything else.  "The paths are many; the truths are one."

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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2009, 03:37:21 PM »
Okie learn to use a spell check before you reply. The feeble excuse that you have done it on purpose is as true that the H1N1 flu shot is harmless. As entertaining as you tried to reply to this thread it was certainly a waste of data space, and I'll say again this thread was to inform and its now between you, those who reply to this thread, and God. Regardless if you believe in God or not. Cheers!

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Yeah , astute deductions , check my posts , my spelling is fine , what is funny,  and why I posted this like a moron ...Because I hate cowards...fearmongering zealots and such. So to me , my post was a joke in a joke thread.
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Re: Why you should not celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2009, 01:00:51 PM »
No every tradition (denomination) of Wicca uses wicker men...mine doesn't.  Nor do I sacrifice or cannibalize anyone/anything.  You can't put all truthers or Christians into one category.  That's why there are so many forms and forums and websites and churches.  The basics might be the same, but there are differences that are important.  This applies to every religion, every spiritual believe system, and most everything else.  "The paths are many; the truths are one."

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Re: Why you should ( not ) celebrate Halloween.
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 12:24:39 PM »
I hope that you will not misunderstand me.

Today, I watched, of course, on the internet channel because "the media is dark" in my country Serbia, the former? a member of the Adventist cult and a Creationist who spent a lot of time in the US - Dr. Miroljub Petrović.
He says "The Halloween" that this is the main satanic holiday and not just the most abduction of children in the United States at that time.

I do not intend to suggest to you Americans what holiday to celebrate and who does not. And this is based on a statement from a controversial man from Belgrade, but I want to know that lit is the truth that M. Petrović said?

By the way, Fanta Juice packs with drawings of vampires, witches appeared in Serbia ...