Poland’s Catholic Church has warned that modern Halloween rituals risk promoting the occult.
In a statement on its website, the Church said that celebrating Halloween could contradict Church teachings and Christianity.
One archbishop said the 31 October celebrations were promoting paganism to young people.
Archbishop Andrzej Dziega warned that Halloween was behind a “culture of death”.
“This kind of fun, tempting children like candy, also poses the real possibility of great spiritual damage, even destroying spiritual life,” the archbishop of Szczecin-Kamien wrote in a letter to be read out at Sunday sermons, according to the Polish Press Agency.
He wrote that “irresponsible and anti-Christian fun” introduced young people to a “world of darkness, including devils, vampires and demons” in the name of “fun”.
There is always SOMEONE down on Halloween. Satanic? No. Geez, you’d think the church would actually look into the facts of stuff like this. It’s more secular than pagan these days. And it’s NOT promoted as Satanic but as scary. It seems like they are just nervous about people leaving the church. There is no corresponding rise in Satanists due to the increasing popularity of Halloween.
Poland is on a roll with exorcisms. A next Satanic panic cometh?
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Is Halloween Satanic? Answer: Only because the religious people fear it and the few actual Satanists took advantage of that.