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Halloween = All Hallows’ Eve … which is the day before All Saints Day which was a Roman Catholic caveat to the pagan Celts to get them to do something else besides SamHain and variants.

The jack-o-lantern was a Celt token showing the passing demons that this house already had a demon.

Dressing up as scary things is acting out the demons passing by, and if you did not have a ‘treat’ to appease them they would curse you, “trick”.

Now some will say that it is just a bunch of fun for kids and adults who want to be kids … unless your ‘pagan’ … which is a Euro-descended non-Christian theist, then it is SamHain or another name and your high holy day. Euro-celt, pre-christian version of thanking the gods for a good harvest or for blessing them as they stole a harvest from somebody else <nords and vikings>.

Halloween / All Hallows’ Eve and All Saints Day have very little to do with Christianity. It is Euro-Christianity appeasement. Which might be why Christianity is a decling religion in European nations. Compromise with the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible is not an option. It is His way or no way at all.

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I’m a writer / thinker more than I am a blogger. I like to think about things a bit then throw them out there in word form for viewing; sometimes even for feedback.

Today is Friday and All Hallows’ Eve. It’s a nice day so far in north Texas. My wife finangled a projector and we use that to host a movie for our neighbors. We’ve done that several times. Last year for Hallowe’en’.  We watched Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Very few ‘got it.’ But it was funny. 🙂

This time around it’s Disney’s Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy. It should be funny. He has a good sense of the comedic.

Don’t eat too much candy. Watch your sugar intake. Be safe and have fun with your kids and your neighbors. Or go to a Fall Harvest Festival run by one of your local churches.

Cheers!
Doc.

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