Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Little Lenghthy But A VERY Good Hallowe'en Read

I found this a few years ago, I don't remember if it was by purpose or by accident but it came at a time when I was personally conflicted with my faith and the celebration of Hallowe'en. I was indoctrinated in Chick tracts (look it up if you want, they're basically 'if you don't believe the way I do because I am a comic book artist [only fair artist] and if you don't you're going to Hell' sort of things), fear tactics from my church and loads of well meaning but WRONG (and a lot of downright blatant LIES) information on everything from Sam Hain who is the great god of death that the Celts sacrificed babies to, to jack o' lanterns were representative of damned souls, to witches are devil worshippers.

This straightened all that out and I agree with Ms.Rowan Moonstone, a Wiccan, from the the article, "I have no problems to Christians being theologically opposed to Samhain. What I absolutely refuse to tolerate is sloppy and improper scholarship!" I wholeheartedly agree.

2 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Great link! I love good information on our favorite holiday!

Almost every year I get some chick tracks stuffed in my mailbox or stuck in the fence. Of course, the back where you are supposed to put your church information so that I can call you to redeem my soul :), is always missing.

Wow, people, you are missing the point with your "marketing" materials. Or the Christians in my neighborhood are afraid of me. Go figure :)

Mr.Macabre said...

Chick tracts are notorious for being wrong, but if you know that, they're funny entertainment. Non Christians are all portrayed as ugly manic liberals that hate anything moral.

The people across the street from me are nice but when I have the yard decorations out, they avoid looking at the house like the plague. No kidding. To each his own.