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(My) Trick or (Your) Treat?

Posted in Halloween with tags on October 30, 2011 by devilbloggger

Halloween.

In many parts of the world, my servants, as you no doubt know, today is Halloween.  I love Halloween as the one day out of the year in which it is perfectly normal for people to dress and act in ways that please me.  Especially those for whom Halloween is a special day of worship.

But do you know what I like best about Halloween?

No, that’s not it.

Let me tell you.  I love Halloween because it is the one day I can use to create angst among Christians on earth.

Some, such as a group with the delightful name Demon Busters, forbid any Christian participation in Halloween activities, stating:

No matter what you think of halloween, know that it is the very highest satanic holy day. As a Christian, you should not be observing it in any way, especially IN your church. The catholic church is responsible for this day to be placed in the church.

This person at Christiananswers.net agrees,

The October 31st holiday that we today know as Halloween has strong roots in paganism and is closely connected with worship of the Enemy of this world, Satan. It is a holiday that generally glorifies the dark things of this world, rather than the light of Jesus Christ, The Truth

Is that really the “Christian answer”?  Some, such as a Dr. Anderson Rearick, III, writing in Christianity Today, would very eloquently disagree, saying, for example:

And I am reluctant to give up what was one of the highlights of my childhood calendar to the Great Impostor and Chief of Liars [that’s moi!] for no reason except that some of his servants claim it as his.

In fact, Dr. Rearick even says that by celebrating Halloween with gusto I [moi!] will flee!  He says:

Christians should instead celebrate Halloween with gusto. If we follow the traditional formula of having a good time at his expense, Satan flees.

Now, just to set the record straight, I do not flee from “gusto”.  I flee from those who resist me.

But tell me, my friends and servants.  Is Halloween a day for Christians to shun? Or is it a day to celebrate with gusto?

Ha ha ha ha ha.

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All Hallows Eve, my favorite holiday

Posted in christians, Devil, Halloween, Uncategorized with tags , , on October 30, 2010 by devilbloggger

I love Halloween.

Celebrated in some form all over my world, it is the one day that comes closest to celebrating my darkness, even if it is in fun.  And it is fun, for me.  Especially in the West, where I find its usefulness to me most pronounced.

One thing I like about Halloween is that it’s unique among Western holidays, particularly in the United States, in generating angst among Christians and those who call themselves Christians.  Each year parents who wish to raise enemies of my kingdom grapple with how to get past October 31st with their children.  And most find no good way to get through Halloween without compromise. 

I love it!  Compromise is the fertilizer of my fruit orchard!

But I love Halloween for a more fundamental reason.  Halloween represents one of my greatest victories in Western culture.  You see, my servants, All Hallows Eve was originally nothing more than the day before a day set aside to commemorate old saints (old saints in the Biblical way, meaning anyone who rejected me and believed in Jesus Christ).  Well, of course, I could have none of that–what kind of thing is that for people to remember? Blecchhh!

I remember when Pope Gregory III dedicated a chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica to “all saints.”  That terrible day, November 1, became All Saints Day, otherwise known on earth as All Hallow’s Day.  We observed it in Hell as a day of mourning, focusing on strategic ways to minimize the number of Saints to be remembered.

Task groups were formed, cultural norms were studied, and in the end we devised a plan that continues to come to fruition throughout the world.  We arranged to have the night before All Hallows Day, i.e., All Hallows Eve, or Hallowe’en, AKA Halloween, become a night to glorify the darkness, evil, and generally everything that pleases me.  Of course, it was all in fun.  Of course (sometimes).

First, to gain legitimacy, we coopted the pagan Celtic celebration of Samhain.  The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the “otherworld” became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home while harmful spirits were warded off.  The need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.

What perfect timing–Samhain celebrating departed spirits of all kinds blending seamlessly with a celebration of Saints.  And, because I’m good at what I do, soon the Saints were forgotten, displaced by the Aints, my coterie of spirits of darkness, and those who liked to dress up as harmful spirits.  But all in fun!  Of course!  Ha ha ha ha ha.

So I was given free rein on earth with earthlings imitating all my principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and all my spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, even if for one night only.  It is enough, for now.

So, my servants, do not fear Halloween.  It is my day.  Dress up.  Have fun.  Celebrate the darkness with all your might. 

And those who are not my servants outwardly?  You please me nonetheless by participating in Halloween.  This is one night when it is perfectly OK to imitate evil, one night when it’s acceptable to put aside the armor of light and put on the deeds of darkness.  Dress up your children as witches, ghosts, and goblins of every sort.  Maybe even dress up as ME!  Ha ha ha ha ha.  It’s only fun!

It’s just one night.  And it’s just for fun!

Ha ha ha ha ha.

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