I love it when the leaves change, the air becomes cool and crisp, and like whip cream on top of a hot chocolate, there's Halloween!
The time of year anyone can be anything. It's awesome.
I met some one once who refused to let his kids participate in any Halloween festivities because he believed it was a pagan demonic holiday- Ba-humbug! To me, that's kind-of cruel.
Here is some Pumpkin carving fun!
(Though technically, Jesus was theorized by theologian scholars to be born in September.) I actually feel sorry for those of the Wiccan religion, because even thousands of years later, people still associate satanism with witchcraft.
If you didn't know, the christian religion created the demonetization of the Pagan religion so they could be top dog in Europe and Africa. Plain and simple. It was money and power to be apart of the Catholic faith back then. Satanism is a concept of Christianity, and Witchcraft has nothing to do with Satanism. Witchcraft is the name that was used by the Christian Church to stigmatize the followers of "The Old Ways". Even under Christian persecution, the people continued to worship their Gods and Goddesses. Many were forced to masquerade under the cover of Catholicism. Older religions often dominated in the more remote regions tended to localize themselves, or were kept within a family. In these families, the traditions of the religion were passed down from generation to the next. To this day some people still believe what the Catholic religion did is the equivalent of the Nazi Genocide of the Jews.
Most people who follow these pagan nature traditions do not refer to themselves as practicing witches. Many in Europe refer to themselves as Heathens. However, using the term "witchcraft" is an easy way for the fundamentalist Church to collectively demonize so called pagan religious beliefs and the people who follow them.
The Church tried to turn Pan, one of the Wiccan Gods, (the goat like, two hoofed creature, that played a flute) into the actual Satan. I say tried, but they were successful. Though before, the depiction of Satan was more man looking figure.
During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after eight hundred years, gathered up its halters, thumb-screws, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood.
Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry. There are no witches. The witch text remains; only the practice has changed. Hell fire is gone, but the text remains. Infant damnation is gone, but the text remains. More than two hundred death penalties are gone from the law books, but the texts that authorized them remain.
Let me be real clear, I am not Wiccan, I am not a witch, but I am against anyone trying to force anyone to believe that their belief is the only right way to have faith. That alone, should throw up a big red flag.
So all you super religious types, let your dang kids dress-up for Halloween and get a nice sugar buzz.
And don't believe everything your told, most of it is out of date propaganda.
Mint Chip Ice cream, Krispy Kreme donuts, homemade pizza, pralines, Chinese chicken salad...mmmmm!