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Why do people celebrate the occult at Halloween?

Isn’t this dangerous for Children?

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  1. No. Children and I believe most adults are not celebrating the occult. They are dressing up in costumes and having a little fun at parties and trick or treating. Don’t put an evil spin on everything. Enjoy life a little.

  2. Let us see. You dress up children in ridiculous outfits. Tell them to go to strangers houses and beg. Begging used to be something to avoid as not polite. Now it is done evey day by adults and kids. They take candy from strangers, which on any other day, they would be told off by their parents.
    They claim they are just having fun. Why pick that particular day? Why do they wear those particular costumes? Question: If you were going to turn humans away from righteous actions, would you not try to make it FUN? You then get the most people following your course for the least amount of effort.
    In other countries, it is commonly known to be a festival for the dead. teaching the dead come back to some form of life on that night. In those countries too, Americans are known for blundering into things they have no knowledge of. So Halloween is just fun.
    That it is of pagan origin is commonly known as well. For people wanting to “follow the Christ” then, it is something to be avoided. Zephaniah 1:4-6 shows this mixing of pure worship with pagan is worthy of death by God. It is one thing he does not tolerate.
    Ephesians 5:10-11 puts it very clear. We should make sure of what is acceptable and quit doing the unclean things belonging to darkness.
    So why do people celebrate Halloween? John 3:19-21 says that most people do not want the Light of truth, but prefer the darkness.

  3. I SPENT A CHILDHOOD NOT CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN AND OTHER HOLIDAYS………
    THE FAMILY WAS DEPRESSED AND DIDNT SHOW THE IMAGINATION THAT HALLOWEEN WOULD HAVE PROVIDED……
    IT IS NOT ABOUT THE OCCULT…………….NICE TRY !!!!
    I THINK IT IS ABOUT THE FUN……………..

  4. Well, when else would one celebrate the occult?
    And, what visible harm can you see it doing? Other than TPing and taking out mailboxes (I fear for mine, btw)

  5. answer: Wow, sorry you live in such fear. Most people don’t actual celebrate the real meaning of the pagan HOLIDAY, they go to parties, take the kids trick r treating.
    Pagans celebrate their holiday by honoring the dead.
    The bogeyman of Christianity must be very powerful indeed.

  6. I don’t think many people do, except witches maybe. Halloween is the night before All Saints day, and so this night is supposedly when all the evil spirits/beings roam the Earth looking to capture ordinary folk – the reason we dress up as monsters, etc, is so we fool the evil beings into thinking we’re one of them so they don’t capture us; therefore we dress up and celebrate as a form of defence from evil so it tricks them into ignoring us. Simple.

  7. The Christian is not to be involved with or support the occult, witchcraft, demonism, or any other thing that uplifts the occult. To do so is to contradict God’s word, dabble in demonic spirits, and invite judgment from God. If a Halloween celebration is centered on demons, devils, spirits, etc., I would say don’t have anything to do with it.
    On the other hand, it isn’t wrong to dress up in a costume and go door-to-door saying “Trick or Treat.” Provided that the costume isn’t demonic, I can’t see anything wrong with this. It’s just fun for the kids.
    Take a look at the Christmas tree. It was originally an ancient fertility symbol. Yet, it has become a representation of Christmas and the place where gifts are placed. Are the Christians, then, paying homage to an ancient pagan fertility god? No. Not at all. They do not consider it pagan at all and are simply joining in on a cultural event and giving no honor to anything unbiblical.
    In the Bible in 1 Cor. 10:23-33, Paul speaks about meat sacrificed to idols. This meat was often sold in the meat market and the question arose, “Should a Christian each such meat?”
    Paul said in verse 25, “Eat anything that is sold in the meat market, without asking questions for conscience’ sake.” This is most interesting. He says it is okay to eat the meat bought in the market place even though that meat may have been sacrificed to idols.
    Then in verses 28-29 he says, “But if anyone should say to you, ‘This is meat sacrificed to idols,’ do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake; 29 I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?” (NASB). Paul is saying that if you find out the meat was sacrificed to idols, don’t eat it — not because of you, but because of the other person. In other words, eating that meat won’t affect you. But, it may affect the attitude of another who does not understand the freedom the Christian has in Christ.
    Is it any different with Halloween (or Christmas)? No. Even though Halloween has pagan origins, because of your freedom in Christ, you and/or your kids can dress up in costumes and go door-to-door and just have fun. However, if you are not comfortable with doing this, then you should not. If you know of a person who would be hindered by doing it, then you shouldn’t either.http://www.carm.org/questions/other-questions/where-did-halloween-come-can-christian-celebrate-it

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