It’s ya girl Mary back with a special post about why I, as a christian, do not celebrate Halloween.
I’m not shaming anyone, or trying to call people out. I’m just speaking out about what I believe.
So no haters. 🤣✌🏻
On an unrelated side note, Keeper of the Lost Cities book 8.5 will be releasing in 18 days! I cannot explain my excitement for this book! I cannot wait one. second. longer!
If you don’t know what Keeper of the Lost Cities is, you should totally check it out! I’d recommend it for ages 11-110. That’s how good it is folks.
Anyway, lets get on with the post! 😁
(Also, a lot of the paragraphs explaining the history of Halloween are credited at the end of the post!)
We should celebrate life
Everytime I walk into Walmart this time of year, I see Halloween decor everywhere. You’ve got skeletons, tombstones, ghosts, witches, ect ect. About 80% of those decorations focus on death. Why would we, as christians, celebrate a Holiday with so much speculation on death? We should be celebrating life! Life is a wonderful gift God as given us, so we should share life with others.
Dressing kids up like demons and ghosts ect ect is unhealthy for kids! They believe it’s totally okay to be *dressed up* as demonic beings.
Where exactly did this holiday come from anyway?
The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. 
It started out totally innocent. But everyone eventually started grouping it together. Like, New Years and Christmas. You might not have seen your friend on christmas, so you’ll give them their gift on New Years.
But in the article above, it sounds like people just randomly started building bonfires and wearing costumes to ward of ghosts.
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. 
This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
Now, I like decorating pumpkins in pure autumn fun. I don’t carve pumpkins though.
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. 
Now, you may be thinking, ‘It’s 2020! We celebrate Halloween for fun, it’s not freaky like that anymore!’
Well here’s the deal.
The founder of the church of satan said this, and honestly, I finally know why I get that feeling any time I walk into Walmart during Autumn.
“I’m glad Christian parents let their kids worship the devil one night of the year.”
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.”
Guys, if this post isn’t convincing you to drop Halloween, I think some of you may need a heart check.
That is possibly one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever heard about Halloween. People can be so blind nowadays, or so stubborn to think that this is totally ok! But it’s not! Halloween is a satanic holiday, in which Christians celebrate freely without guilt.
Q & A
Would you celebrate Halloween if it wasn’t satanic? Sure, I think it would be fun to dress up and eat candy. But, sadly, that isn’t reality. 🙄
But people also say it’s a good way to spread the Gospel. Do you agree? Of course! In fact, that sounds like something I’d do. I have nothing against handing out biblical tracts and candy to kids.
Do you have something against others who celebrate Halloween? Not at all. I wouldn’t have something against someone who doesn’t obey their parents, but people who do it and know it’s wrong, know that gets on my nerves. Point is, I won’t look at anyone differently or be mean to them just because they celebrate Halloween. It’s a matter of perspective and ‘Love thy neighbor’.
Why do you decorate pumpkins and not carve them? There’s a difference between arts and crafts, and warding off demonic spirits. 😂
Is this post meant to shame people? Nah it’s meant to guilt them. 🙄 Actually, no, it’s just bringing the topic to light and dicsussing it, as well as possibly trying to help people out a bit. 😉
If anyone has anymore questions, leave them below please!
“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”. Deuteronomy 18:9-13
Thank you all for reading, and I hope you all found the post insightful and meaningful, and that it will impact your views on halloween.
On an unrelated side note, I’m finally getting braces on the 6th of November! 😁 I’m so happy, and I’ll only have to wear them for two years if I keep the rubber bands in!
And, I took Hunters Education a while back (Sorry if this offends anyone 🙃), and for those of you who don’t know, its a really long course about Hunting etiquettee, hunting safety, learning about firearms, ect ect, and I’ll get to go to a field day on the 8th.
I’ll probably post a tag post on the Second on November, 4 days away! So until then,
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