The Halloween Truth Essay

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Dark Side of Halloween Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D. Copyright 1990 Outline and Links to Topics: Two occult sites discovered the day after Halloween My past involvement in Halloween What changed my mind about Halloween The history of Halloween Saman -- lord of death The Druids and Halloween Can Christians celebrate Halloween? Modern-day witchcraft, satanism and Halloween The origin of the name, "Halloween" The origin of Halloween costumes The origin of "Trick-or-Treat" The origin of jack-o-lanterns Black cats and Halloween Bobbing for apples The heroes of Halloween The witch What witches believe Three categories of the occult Four beliefs of witches Levels of occult involvement Dracula -- The real thing The harm of halloween Halloween and violence Haunted houses and their influence Things that lure kids into the occult Halloween alternatives Introduction What's going on? The sidewalks are swarming with excited children masquerading as every imaginable creature and character. There is Batman and the Joker, Wonder Woman, witches, devils, ghosts, skeletons and even razor fingered mass murderer Freddy Krueger. These children are going door to door shouting "Trick or Treat," hoping to collect a "ton" of candy before the night is over. Take a look at the houses the children are going up to. They are strange, too! Eerie grinning Jack-O-Lanterns watch as the children approach. Skeletons, witches, black cats and more decorate the doors and windows. Oh yes, don't miss the "haunted house" downtown. You'll be able to find it by the long line and the strange sounds coming out of the old mansion. Likely you will find a group of kids talking about what they've just seen inside... the bloody body in the bathroom, the axe wielding maniac that chased them, the body hanging

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