Many people of a religious nature dislike Halloween due to it’s connection to the occult subject of witchcraft and devil worship. Does this have any merit?
Fundamentalist Christians are also in their element. Given that Halloween is the feast of Satan (they have decided), they feel they have permission to go into rhetorical overdrive – and these aren’t exactly folks who hold back in the first place.
Meet William J Schnoebelen, former “witch high priest” – funny how ex-Satanists always insist that they were senior devil-worshippers, not just part of the demonic rank and file. He writes:
Halloween used to be called Samhain, and is still celebrated as an ancient pagan festival of the dead by witches all over the world. Unfortunately, just giving the date a “holy” name like All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve cannot change its grisly character. Halloween is an occasion when the ancient gods (actually demons) are worshiped with human sacrifice.
But there is no evidence for that. It’s easy to be able to make up nonsense to scare people. But that’s what horror movies are for. If people berate you for celebrating the feast of Satan today, just laugh at them (an evil, maniacal laugh) and walk away.
Google celebrates witchery today as a Doodle
Halloween witch: The real history behind Google’s doodle – CSMonitor.com.
Halloween has a fascinating history. Check out this piece.
Why Do We Connect Halloween and Satanism? : Discovery News.
And my favorite site is History Channel, their History of Halloween is great.
The Haunted History of Halloween (TV program) Good stuff.