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          Hallowe'en Is Pagan!!

HALLOWE'EN, commonly spelled without the apostrophe today, is utterly PAGAN! All its symbols and customs stem from ancient heathen mythology. Why should any Christ-centered, Bible-believing person revel in ghoulish death? What place have witches, goblins, demons, skeletons, "Jack o' Lanterns," black cats, and the worship of "Samhain, the Lord of the Dead," in a Christian society? Millions use "Halloween," as it is commonly misspelled today, as an excuse for wild revelry. Little do they know that it is the ghoulish "New Year" for Satanists!

Wikipedia:  Origins of Halloween

Quote by Garner Ted Armstrong
"No true Christian with common sense, and a desire to OBEY God, would ever be involved in a hideous "celebration" of Satan, demons, witches, and death." 
21st Century Watch - Vol 1, Number 8

Booklet:  Hallowe'en Is Pagan

Origins of Hallowe'en
History of Halloween

21st Century Watch article: "Halloween–What It Really All About?"
News Commentary:
Halloween - From Paganism to Acceptance
Halloween in the United States - Is It Worth It?
Embracing the Evil
Booklet: How Seasonal Holy Days Reveal God's Plan
"Consider next the frivolous, capricious, demoniacal trappings of "Halloween." What is Halloween? Even the spelling has been altered, as the passing years and obfuscating tradition contrive to obscure the true, pagan symbolism of this most transparent of all the pagan harvest festivals."

From How Stuff Works:

How Hallowe'en Works

Booklet: Did God Create a Devil?

Booklet: Witchcraft, Sorcery, and "Harry Potter"
Sound bite by Garner Ted Armstrong: Harry Potter and Witchcraft
Sermon by Garner Ted Armstrong: Sorcery and Harry Potter  Play  Download  MP3

During the course of Harry Potter book series, Halloween is mentioned several times as an important date.
--In Halloween's Day 1981, Lord Voldemort is defeated the first time by the one-year-old Harry Potter.

--In that same day, Harry's parents James Potter and Lily Potter die at the hand of Voldemort (Lily's death is what activates the special protection charm that saved Harry when Voldemort uses the Avada Kedavra on him).

--In 1991, Professor Quirrell makes his first attempt of stealing the Philosopher's Stone by means of freeing a mountain troll to distract the other professors and students.

--Harry and Ron Weasley save Hermione Granger from the troll; then she does help them in turn so that they are not punished. This makes them best friends, thus forming what readers call the Trio.

--In 1992, Harry attends Nearly-Headless Nick's Deathday Party with his friends Ron and Hermione.

--The first attack from the Slytherin's basilisk is thrown: Mrs. Norris, Mr. Filch's cat, is found petrified.

--In 1993, Sirius Black tries to get into Gryffindor's tower so that he can find and kill Peter Pettigrew under the guise of Scabbers. When the Fat Lady doesn't let him into without the password, Sirius slashes the portrait with a knife.

--In 1994, the Triwizard Tournament's champions are chosen: Viktor Krum from Durmstrang, Fleur Delacour from Beauxbatons and Cedric Diggory from Hogwarts. Due to the manipulations of Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised with Polyjuice as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody), Harry's name is also chosen, forcing him to compete in the Tournament.


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