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Heleaux Everyone!

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. [1]

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.

Not exactly.

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. [2]

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.[3]

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 β€œgod” 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 β€œfaery fires” or β€œWill’o the Wisps” which were believed to be the lost souls flitting through the night. They also hearken back to the huge Samhain β€œbalefires” which were lit to help conjure back the god from the darkness. [4]

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.”

And

 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…

β€œAfter 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. πŸ™„

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. πŸ˜‚

Is this post meant to shame people? Nah it’s meant to guilt them. πŸ™„ Actually, no, it’s just bringing the topic to light and dicsussing it, as well as possibly trying to help people out a bit. πŸ˜‰

If anyone has anymore questions, leave them below please!

 β€œWhen 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 πŸ™ƒ), 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,

Ciao!

Credits: 2,4, https://thegoodnewstoday.org/18-reasons-why-i-dont-celebrate-halloween/

1, 3, https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

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Here’s what NOT to do as a Blogger

Heleaux Y’all!

Gosh, the weather right now in Louisiana is so nice this time of year. It’s chilly in the monring and as the day goes by it slowly progresses to the lower 80s.

Now that’s what I call Fall, Y’all!

Currently, I’ve been catching up in the blogosphere! I’ve found lots of new blogs, and lots of new people! I’ve been feeling a little left out for a while, but then I realized, ‘Oop hon that’s your fault’.

So in the span of about two weeks, I’ve followed about 20 more or so blogs.

And in that time I’ve realized a bunch of things new bloggers do, and it’s crazy.

Lots of new bloggers tend to adopt the art of spontaneity

Honestly, I love this. It’s so fun and quirky, and I think it’s a great way to express yourself.

But then there are those less desirable quirks. Yeah, you know the ones. Cringe worthy things that make your mouth go sour.

And you know that it’s their decision and their blog but… Maybe just one comment won’t hurt

Don’t stress it, babe! We could all use these tips! (I might even need them myself…) We should never have to hurt someone’s feelings to help them out! So I’m gonna stop babbling and give you what you should never do as a blogger!


(DISCLAIMER: I am in no way trying to call people out, or be purposely mean. If there is something I said that doesn’t sit well with you, let me know and we can talk it out!)

TMI, Darling.

TMI stands for, tOo MuCh iNfOrMaTIiON!

Honestly, it’s okay to want to give out certain details such as ‘Bert’s Diner is the best! They have amazing Hamburgers!’.

But we really don’t want to know about what you ate for breakfast everyday of the week…. And then maybe how much you hate your siblings, and your favorite show and your favorite episode of that show.

It’s just to much, and a tad overwhelming for the readers! Ask yourself what do your readers want to know, whats new and excieting in your life? Post about that!

It was delish, dear!

I’ve known this forever. Mostly because my older sister complains about this.

Don’t post pictures of your half eaten food.

Just, please, don’t.

Why?

Because it’s a tad gross, and not very slightly. Folks, take a picture of your food BEFORE you eat it.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

This looks familiar, hon.

Most new bloggers I’ve noticed have the same exact blog format.

I don’t know what it’s called, but guys, It’s getting a little old.

Being exclusive in the blogosphere is something everyone struggles with, and tbh I do as well! But whenever you see several other bloggers with the same exact formatting, change your own, and get some help with a design!

Also, another thing I’d like to cover in this category is naming your blog. Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably already have a blog. And you’ve already named it.

But is it a good name? (Honestly guys, I’m second guessing my blog name.)

‘My Life’ ‘Diary’ ‘Book’ ‘Lover’ ‘Girl’ are the keywords you want to avoid. Be diverse and exclusive! If you like your name, keep it! But be warned, it’s still a little cliche.

That’s a lot of posts, sweetheart.

Every new blogger does this. (Well maybe every new blogger under the age of 11)

When you just start blogging and you build up that momentum and you just can’t stop churning out posts.

That’s great and all, but please don’t post them yet! You can schedule them for later, so that way you can have a whole month of blog posts set out without overwhelming your new readers!

And another thing, (Nope we aren’t done with this category yet folks)

Your posts should be over 100 words.

I’m just sayin’.

Never give up, Babe.

Here’s just a reminder for all of you bloggers trying to gain more followers,

Never give up, babe. Blogging is trial and error, and evne when you feel like you’ll never make it to the top or you just aren’t good enough,

the top of the mountain has amazing views, and it’s all down hill from there!

Stop looking at everybody else’s progress and focus on you. What can you do?


Hey you!

Thanks for reading this post, I had lots of fun writing it, and I hope you had fun reading it!

If you have a small annoyance about blogging clichΓ©s, no one is stopping you from commenting it, unless it’s super mean, then don’t comment it!

I feel like there’s more I could say, so if you know of anything you’d like to let new bloggers know, feel free to comment down below, and maybe I’ll put them in a post for a part two.

Maybe.

In the meantime, you can share this post for three free fall desktop backgrounds! Just be sure to tell me by emailing me using the contact page!

Until next time,

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