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10 Reasons I Kissed Halloween Goodbye

by Michele Blake, Prophezine:

I used to have a love affair with Halloween. In fact, you might have called it an obsession. Even several years after I gave my heart to Jesus, I still harbored a pretty decent crush on costume shops, individually wrapped miniature candies, and “good” spookiness, all in the name of fun.

Even when I started to feel a little uncomfortable with it, I purposed that I would simply tone it down a little and not let it consume too big a part of my heart. Just a little flirting once a year, because surely my one true Love knew my heart belonged to Him. Just like my husband wouldn’t mind at all if I spent a little time with old boyfriends once a year — you know, just for old times’ sake. After all, he wants me to be happy and would never want me to miss out on any fun.

You know I’m kidding, of course. My husband would have nothing to do with that sort of thinking. And neither did the Holy Spirit. After a few years of ignoring His gentle tugging on my heart, I finally decided to prayerfully consider giving up Halloween.

The more I learned, the more I became convinced that this “holiday” (a word that means “holy day,” by the way) was not honoring to God in any way. I began to see that my refusal to give up Halloween was evidence of a divided heart — but Jesus wants my whole heart.

Ever since deciding to “just say no” to Halloween, I can honestly tell you that the blessings and joy of obedience are far greater than any fun I ever had “celebrating.”

And since many people, even Christians, think my decision is odd or even legalistic, I finally decided to put together a list of the top ten reasons I kissed Halloween goodbye.

1. Halloween glorifies evil, not God.

It’s no secret that Halloween is all about witches and ghosts and fear and death. Haunted houses, Hollywood movies, even neighborhood patios are graced with blood and dead bodies and axe murderers … giant replicas of poisonous spider and cobwebs … scary organ music, skeletons, and gravestones. Can anyone deny that this holiday glorifies Satan and every evil thing?

“Oh, but our family only dresses in good costumes,” we are quick to point out, as if somehow sugarcoating the evil with smiling pumpkins and sparkly Disney princess costumes somehow changes the meaning of the celebration.

I too continued to dress up for several years, but no matter what creative spin I put on it, eventually I could no longer justify that anything I was doing in respect to this holiday was honoring to God. Sure, my costumes were cute. Sometimes they were even sophisticated, clever, funny, or smart. But none of those things changed the fact that the holiday itself glorified evil, and I could no longer lend my talents and attention to remain part of it.

Most of us know that Halloween is one of the highest, most holy days for witches and Satanists. Even though we ourselves may not be involved in the practice of witchcraft, we give credence to the holiday by celebrating it. If we abhor evil, should we not also abhor any day designated to celebrate it? The Bible says to avoid even the appearance of evil.

“Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” —1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

It also doesn’t take a rocket scientist to discern that the Halloween is all about fear. Scary costumes, haunted houses, and horror movies are designed for no other purpose than to frighten us. Seeking out opportunities to be scared is, on this day at least, the highest form of entertainment. If we do not have a spirit of fear, should we even acknowledge a day whose purpose is to invoke a spirit of fear in us?

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, and of power, and of a sound mind.” —2 Timothy 1:7

2. If the seed is bad, the fruit will be bad.

Halloween has never been a Christian holiday. The foundations of Halloween are occultic, and the symbols and traditions we continue today all have roots in pagan practices. God tells His people over and over again to avoid all pagan rituals and traditions.

Halloween derives in part from the occult traditions of the Druids, the pagan priests of the Celts, whose fall festival was the precursor to Halloween as we know it. “To ancient Druids, the end of October commemorated the festival of the waning year, when the sun began his downward course and ripened grain was garnered from the fields. Samhain … was celebrated with human sacrifice, augury and prayers; for at this season spirits walked, and evil had power over souls of men.”1

When the first Christians came to America, they knew of Halloween’s occult beginnings and banned its celebration.2

“[B]ecause of Christianity among so many of the settlers, Halloween celebrations were not celebrated until the 1800’s when several immigrants from Ireland and Scotland introduced their Halloween customs. They brought various beliefs about ghosts and witches with them. Other groups added their own cultural influences to Halloween customs. German immigrants brought a vivid witchcraft lore, and Haitian and African peoples brought their native voodoo beliefs about black cats, fire, and witchcraft.”3

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33 comments to 10 Reasons I Kissed Halloween Goodbye

  • Larry Flint

    Ummmmmm Michele, maybe you should read that other article a couple of spots below this one…You can add Valentines day, Easter, And Christmas to the list of pagan holidays….Sunday, or the day of the sun, is the pagan day of worship….Sabado, (sabbath) is the “real” Christian day..
    How about banning Halloween because your children are fat…

  • Christine

    SGTreport is taking a strange, religious-oriented turn… Good bye common sense, rational investigating and critical thinking. Good bye action!

    Leaves Corbett, Madsen, PRC, CAF (rational Christian) and Global Research. Boy is this country in trouble!

    • SGT

      For Christine (someone who I had previously considered friendly, but no longer do):

      Your damned right this country is in trouble. I have 4 children who are CONSTANTLY subjected to the absolutely ENDLESS satanic agenda and influence of the Hollywood and mainstream system DAILY. We have covered all of it at SGT Report too by the way, from overtly occult and evil Disney Channel programming to movies to satanic music videos and music award shows. While it may be easy to leave thoughtlessly shrill, rude comments here like “Good bye common sense“, it is far harder to raise God-fearing children in a corrupt society.

      • Christine Lagarde

        SGT, if your into this Satanic stuff you might as well put Ted Gunderson’s famous 40 minute (utube it) rant on Michael Aquino, OTO, Temple of Set, Jack Parsons (most people don’t know it but Jack Parson’s wife took off with his money and another man you might have heard of L Ron Hubbard who was a friend of Aleister Crowley), Boys town, etc…Maybe if she hears it from the devil’s mouth itself (three letter agency I rather not type) she’ll believe it…I couldn’t imagine raising one kid in this cesspool much less 4, my hat goes off to you…For the record I follow no organized religion, very, very spiritual though…

      • Craig escaped from Detroit

        People get REALLY CONFUSED about me when I “confess” to them that I am a “FAITHEIST”. (not an atheist). They go “Huh?”

        I begin to explain to them, that I began my journey with a strong belief in the bible as being 100% true & factual. I had faith in “the Bible”. It had to be right because it was from the “all powerful, all knowing, loving, righteous God of Justice, truth & honesty.

        But as I studied more and more, I became “conflicted”. I learned that my GUT instinct and Faith was NOT supported by the words, laws and actions (or LACK of actions) in the Bible.

        In my FAITHEISM, I FIRMLY believe & feel that MY God is truly ALL POWERFUL, 100% HONEST, True, and has PERFECT JUSTICE and NOT ANY “injustice”.

        So when I read in JUDGES 1;19 that the ALL Powerful, never dishonest God,,,, was a LOSER against his OWN CREATION (iron chariots=horses, wood, iron)? How can MY REAL God be SUCH a LIAR about his power? How can MY REAL GOD lose ANY battle (unless the God of the Bible is a LIE?)

        Then I studied and learned that the GOD of the BIBLE was UNJUST & Evil (in Deuteronomy 22:29) I learned that GOD has NO care, love or protection for women. I learned that GOD forces unmarried, virgin women who get RAPED, into MARRIAGE with her RAPIST and the ONLY punishment the RAPIST must endure, is that he must pay the rape victim’s FATHER, about $350 worth of silver (50 shekels) for the “damaged property that is NO longer good for a “marriage sale”.

        Then, the Stalker-Rapist, gets to MARRY his rape victim, and she must give birth to his children, must cook and clean for him and must allow him to RAPE her every day and every night and NEVER complain about it…..and THIS is GOD’s LAW. (The NEVER changing, always true, always Justice God who LOVES us?)

        Let’s make a NEW HOLIDAY CELEBRATION of the GOD of the BIBLE. Let’s call it RAPE a Virgin day. Re-enact a rape & pay her “daddy” $350, and then MARRY the victim and be entitled to a female SEX slave forever. Does ANYBODY’s GUT instinct tell that that this type of God is GOOD? Or do you feel REVULSION about this garbage in the “Holy Bible”? You SHOULD feel TOTAL revulsion for such a God as this.

        I have NO faith or belief in THIS type of God, so it means I had to make a CHOICE to be willing to REJECT, at least SOME parts of this “bible God”.

        I had to choose, either to reject everything, or to “go with my inner gut feeling”. So I became a FAITHEIST, to believe in a BETTER God than the bible God who actually is EVIL, even if only in ONE situation, it puts SIN on his shoulders and makes him TAINTED instead of PURE.

        I do NOT wish to worship, love & revere ANY God who is NOT PURE.

        I do NOT know anything about MY PURE God, I have NEVER seen him, but I have seen and read enough about the BIBLE God to know that HE is NOT the real God. I have studied enough to know that the “BIBLE” cannot be trusted.

        MY GOD, would NOT be powerless about the healing of AMPUTEES. MY real GOD would be healing them left and right and NOBODY would have to make ANY excuse as to WHY God can do everything but ignores or is powerless about a world full of MILLIONS of amputees.

        ANY God that needs HUMANS to make excuses for his faults & shortcomings, is NOT a God.

        So I remain a FAITHEIST that there is a TRUE, all powerful, just God, loving God, and who NEVER forces a woman or girl, to MARRY her RAPIST.

        So, everybody must choose, to worship the God of RAPISTS, or not.

        I do agree that there is EVIL in the world, and there is evil music, and there are people who adore violence & evil things in many forms and I do NOT like it.
        Such as violent music lyrics, and the glorification of violence, gangster activities, drugs, RAPE, etc.

        But I also do NOT agree with ANY God who condones & approves of virgin young women to be FORCED to marry their RAPISTS. This is EVIL disguised as HOLY & Pure, (but it is PURE B.S.)

        When a person reaches the point where they can finally admit the bible is NOT the true word of God, then they can begin to grow in NEW ways. It does NOT mean that the faith, trust and belief in God has to be abandoned, but it must be purified and modified, to figure out, what a REAL God must be like.

        The idea that a FALSE God can be hiding inside the pages of the Bible is very scary to think about. Too many people cannot wrap their minds around it and will come up with EVERY device, every dodge and every diversion to avoid thinking about it. They are like little children who are not ready for the real truth.

        What is the REAL TRUTH? I do NOT know what it is, but I DO KNOW that the BIBLE does NOT fully contain the REAL TRUTH or the REAL God. So I must keep my mind OPEN to someday discovering what the real God may be like, or the unsettling idea that there may NOT be a real God as we wish for him to be.

        This does NOT mean that people will instantly become evil. Nope, it merely means that people still have to be good, just because being GOOD is the RIGHT THING to DO.

        You don’t really need some “book” to tell you to be good. Just be good.

        In fact, the opposite of often true, that a GOOD person, can be made to do BAD things because their religion (God) tells them to do things which in real life are BAD. (Such as making your young daughter to marry her rapist. This is BAD, but people who wanted to make God happy, have obeyed this EVIL command.)

        I hold MY God to the HIGHEST standards of what a HOLY, just, honest, God MUST be. He must NOT be evil in ANY way at ANY time or he is not really my God.

        I cannot put LIPSTICK on RAPE and call it HOLY. I am NOT confused about this.

        • Gnostic

          @Craig……Well said! It’s not only rape, it’s torture,Slavery, War, land & property theft, fear, guilt, Usury, Human & animal sacrifice & yes world domination for his chosen. It is right in anyone’s face who can actually read & think critically.

        • Howard Roark

          “If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;” Deuteronomy 22:28

          Sounds like it’s describing adultery to me?

          Where do you get “rape” out of this, your biased interpretation is rather obvious?

          Who did what to you and how long ago?

      • Howard Roark

        Hear…HEAR!!!

        • Howard Roark

          As far as what SGT messaged…not Craig above. Who appears very tortured on the subject because he “writes a book” in response to anything espousing Christian beliefs and The Bible.

          • Craig escaped from Detroit

            Let he who has ears to hear, let him hear.

            There is no one so blind as he who refuses to see.

            It’s easy to be a sheeple, just follow the wooly butt right in front of you, but to be a REAL MAN with responsibility, we just stand on our hind legs, open our eyes and take responsibility for our actions and what we believe in.

            We must not allow others to do our thinking “for us”.

            It can be really scary to put down “the book” and to do the right things because they are right, and not because we think some book has all the answers for us, so we don’t have to think for ourselves.

            Get up from walking on 4 (sheeple) legs, stand upright on your hind legs (walk like a real man) and become better than you were in the past. It takes some getting used to, but you can do it.

            • Howard Roark

              Wow, “REAL MAN”, eh…collecting a “pension” and filing “tax returns”…yeah, talk about following the “wooly butt right in front of you”…you’re the biggest sheep of them all!

              You just choose a different book to follow…out of FEAR…not because you believe it’s “right” or “good”…just so ment with guns will leave you alone (for now) and you’ll get to keep your “stuff”…bah…BAH!!!!

              Hypocrite much?

              • Craig escaped from Detroit

                Well said Gnostic. (Ding for the “rage boy”= Howard).

                Howard is a “self dinging bell”… or as others put it.

                A “Self-Licking ice cream cone”.

                He probably doesn’t even own his own home and is living in some room or basement in somebody’s house and works as a “handy man” cutting lawns, raking leaves, and doing great “tax free” work in some highly skilled trade.

                I wonder if he even has a car, plates, insurance, or does he just ride his bike to work every day and live “tax free” and free from gov’t control.

                There is nothing as free as being homeless. He probably even mooches a free internet connection from the homeowner.
                /sarc

  • bannedbum

    SGTreport seems to be interested in the truth, no matter what the subject!
    People are free to do whatever they want only after the truth has been revealed.
    Once you become a lover of truth. It is hard to stay focused on one subject.
    You begin to search for truth everywhere. Every nugget of truth is golden (:

  • Christine Isamanbaby

    Hey Christine, you’re an idiot…(if SGT can’t I will ;)) I can see Christine is an avid reader of “controlled opposition” like Global Research…The only reason you see anything “religious” as, how did you put it, “religious….goodbye common sense, rational investigation and critical thinking..” is because you’ve only listened to the spoon fed crap the established religions are selling you….Do you really think the Pope didn’t know what was on the Sumerian Tablets thousands of years before they were “found.” (Better question is do YOU even know what I’m talking about!?!?!) If religion, such as the one from “Mystery Babylon” (Talmud anybody) is so stupid why do the most powerful politicians, murderers, and the Catholic Church all still follow this “common sense lacking” religion. Why is your stupid ass daughter have pentagrams tattooed all over her body like Baby (see little wayne) and why is your daughter, with her shorts yanked half way up her ass, dancing to Madonna half time ritual to Isis or why is your daughter dancing to Katy Perry riding the beast as the whore of babylon with Babylonian symbology all over the tv screen (black and red checkerboard, Baal masks)during the superbowl. OH YEAH ITS STUPID, LACKS COMMON SENSE, AND IS IRRATIONAL BECAUSE YOU, YOU DON’T GET IT. Not because it doesn’t make sense, it’s because you’re uneducated…How did the largest Mafia in the world, the Vatican, able to built the largest and evil empire ever if all those books in Vatican basement were “lacking common sense.” All studies, when looked at deep enough, unite…People are just learning this now with quantum physics but us “modern” people are still hundreds of years behind the Vedas if not more…The Pope is a Jesuit Christine, have you ever read the Secret Jesuit Oath?…Well it’s in the Library of Congress waiting for you but I guess until Corbett or ALex Jones shows it to you, you won’t know…Keep it up SGT

  • Allender

    Consider the term, “God-fearing”….

    Wouldn’t love be better than fear?

    Really…fear?

  • Eric B

    My lovely wife and I agree that the emphasis on this satanic day of celebration has gone way overboard in modern day America. My wife will be taking this Friday off from work……working from her home office to avoid the spectacle of this false celebration……she says no work is accomplished just BS all day long at her office…..Yes we will hand out candy to the kids but, no decorations until Xmass time to celebrate the God we believe in.

    • Craig escaped from Detroit

      Religious holidays are interesting to study and learn that pretty much all of them have Pagan origins.

      I really don’t care about how something was done or viewed hundreds or thousands of years ago.

      Even though Christmas is originally SATURNALIA, today we celebrate it as the Birthday of Jesus. I’m good with that.

      The way it all came together, is fascinating. Even the story of a God being born in Human form to a Virgin, predates Christianity by a long shot and is contained in several OLDER religions

      Just like the Noah Flood story comes from the Epic of Gilgamesh. But where in the heck did the Talking Snake in the garden of Eden come from? I’ve been to the pet shops, and nobody would sell me a talking snake.

      Funny how God tells Adam & Eve, to eat ANYTHING from the “garden”, but don’t eat from the CENTER PIECE? Hahaha,, then WHY even CREATE such a tree in the first place? Hahahaha. My head spins with so many conspiracies. Didn’t you ever read that story, and say to yourself, “Hey, this ain’t right.”??? Sounds kinda “fishy” if you ask me.

      God wants us to be happy, holy, healthy, etc, and then he deliberately sets us up for an EPIC failure and then puts the blame on the victim?

      Come on now. Put a buffet table in front of the Holocaust victims in Nazi Germany and tell them they cannot have any of it? That’s how I see the “Garden of Eden story”. They both make exactly the same illogical sense, don’t they?

      I have no bad feelings about Halloween, no matter what it may have been, it has morphed into funny stuff and a bunch of commercial MARKETING (same as Christmas), same as Easter, etc.

      I don’t get all “Sensitive” and bent out of shape over any of it. Look at all the various religious rules of various religions throughout history.

      Can’t eat meat on Fridays, just fish (Catholic).
      Throw a virgin into the volcano. (Pagan sacrifice).
      Dance around a tree or bush. (Take your pick)
      Sprinkle water (call it HOLY water) onto people, onto things, onto babies, etc.

      Some religions bury the dead and consider cremation BAD. Other religions BURN their dead and consider BURIAL to be BAD. Hahaha.

      Why can’t the REAL God just appear and announce everything that is real and expose everything that if fake? Nope, that would be TOO easy, eh?

      Be careful NOT to think TOO much about it, because eventually it will begin to seem so “Made up”.
      (perhaps it is make believe.)?

      My life is too short to spend anymore time on it. The day is too short, there are too many things to do.
      (there are people & religions where you spend all day every day, praying, etc, and get nothing done.)

      OK, time for a nap. Then wake up, and get something done.

  • Craig escaped from Detroit

    There is the old story, that the movie PINOCCHIO was BANNED in communist countries because it is a SYMBOLIC analogy story of Christianity?

    The wooden boy with strings attached, wants to grow to become a REAL boy, and ventures out into the world to learn & grow.

    He is given a little friend, “Jimminie Cricket” to be his “conscience”, to help guide him “right from wrong.
    What are those cricket “initials” again? J.C. (Jesus Christ).

    When the imperfect boy, (human without God), learns to tell the truth, etc, and eventually the God like “Fairy” turns him into a real boy (kind of like a Holy revelation).

    —————–

    If you watch “Star Trek- The MOVIE”, (the 1st one), it also is a religious symbolic story, of MAN seeking his “maker” (God) to learn “Why are we here?”

    V-Ger (Voyager) has gained all that power and knowledge, yet still have some emptiness that needs to be filled, questions that need to be answered, so it begins to seek for its God, its CREATOR (the Kirk).

    Eventually, V-ger combines itself with a real man (like we are supposed to accept Christ into us) and WE will become “one with God” and grow into the NEXT level.

    You see it? It’s a BIBLE story. Very clever and very entertaining.
    ——————-

    Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs is too complicated for me. Hahaha.
    But it also is another “religious symbolic story”.

    The bad witch, the poison apple (from the tree in the garden?).
    —————-

    I really liked a movie called “What Dreams May Come”. It was really touching and the visuals and relationships were clever, hidden, and powerful.

    • Howard Roark

      I don’t know how “enlightened” you are, but I think I know what you are alighting…LOTS.

      Do you grow your own geef in your “survival garden”?

  • Dissolution

    I love how people always say “the story of ‘this’ comes from the story of ‘that'” and so on. How can that be, when Biblical beginnings are the beginnings of this world? Are you basing this on “carbon dating”? Are you an idiot, or do you just like being laughed at? Are you basing this on fossils and the “fossil record”? Are you an idiot, or do you just like being laughed at? Take a jar full of dirt and debris and water, shake it up, and watch what happens. Then go read about how the story of the flood is ubiquitous across the Earth.

    And this talk about God being evil for sanctioning the murder of others in the Bible. Ever read Genesis 6? Or Enoch? Or ever take note of all the other references to the giants in the Bible? Do you know who they were, or WHAT they were? Are you an idiot? Or do you just like being laughed at?

    • Craig escaped from Detroit

      Dissolution= you picked a great name. it fits.

      it means SCATTERED. no direction or sense.

      what is your point?

      • Howard Roark

        “If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;” Deuteronomy 22:28

        Sounds like it’s describing adultery to me?

        Where do you get “rape” out of this, your biased interpretation is rather obvious?

        “Enlighten” us!!!

      • Dissolution

        There is no direction if you don’t pursue the direction provided. I’ll assume your answer to all of the questions, then, is “no”.

  • I think Michele Blake should reconsider. Any day can be used to glorify God. I don’t celebrate Halloween. But, I do pass out candy with Christian gospel tracts (comics).

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