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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Of course, the Vatican condemns Halloween. Hmmmmm..... The real house of horrors really lies within their walls. How many lives have they destroyed? Here it is, from the National Post.

Vatican condemns Halloween
Posted: October 31, 2009, 12:40 AM by Daniel Kaszor

The Daily Telegraph reports the Vatican has decided Halloween is an Anti-Christian trick and and not a harmless treat. These views spring from an article inL’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, which ran an article with the headline "Hallowe’en’s dangerous messages." In the article Father Joan MarĂ­a Canals was quoted as saying:

“Hallowe’en has an undercurrent of occultism and is absolutely anti-Christian.” Parents should “be aware of this and try to direct the meaning of the feast towards wholesomeness and beauty rather than terror, fear and death,” he said.

Going further he said that Halloween activities are obsessed with death:

"Children dress as witches, vampires, ghosts, masks, corpses, skeletons, and parents favour this type of festivity which plays with elements of death,” Father Canals said. “But when a relative dies they prevent them from seeing the dead relative.”

This admonishment comes after Halloween traditions, previously a North American phenomenon, have begun spreading to other areas of the world.

[Image: Ric Ernst/Canwest News Service]

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  1. And your evidence to refute what this article said would be?

  2. This is not an argument... I posted this because, I personally, find it disgusting that they deflect their evils by discussing how we ought to view a "holiday". They have much to amend for. In my world, a real house of "horrors" is (one of the many examples that I can give) is any of the schools that they established on a Native reservation circa 1950's, or Nova Scotia right about now. And, for me to "refute evidence" in this article would be to acknowledge that the devil existed. Another fairytale in a long list.

    People are getting more fed up with them now. People are leaving their churches in masses. Their time will come.

  3. Here is a hypothetical experiment.

    Two haunted houses are set up for children. One is run by a United Church, one is run by a Catholic Church. Who would have higher attendance, and why?

    I know where I would send my kids if given the choice.

  4. I am not saying that "incidents" occur with everyone in that church. However, I also know that when they do, that institution has zero accountability. They have, time and time again, protected, and enabled the abusers within their system. They further victimize the victims. An occasional public statement by the "figureheads" does not make them accountable. When they start actually dealing with their problems, maybe my opinion will change. But, I know many lapsed Catholics who will not even consider going to mass because of the sicknesses in the system.

    Its really sad. Faith is not enough to get past all of the evil.

  5. It always amazes me when Christians turn "Halloween" into their favorite scapegoat to sling stones at, when it's just as pagan as Christmas and just as occultist as the Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, an official church holiday. Combine Christmas and All Saints Day you end up with Halloween. So what's to belly ache about?