I saw some friends post this on their Facebook walls:

“BAD NEWS:
Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped Church suppression. Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival. If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be worshiping the devil and pagan gods.”

Personally, I don’t see any connection between the devil and pagan worship. Because as far as I know, paganism is all about oneness with the earth and the cosmos. Paganism is something that humans celebrated long before organized religion came to be. Paganism is about respect for the environment, respect for mother earth, and even respect for the ‘bad’ forces because it keeps the balance. There can be no good without the bad and no beauty without the ugliness. Oh, and the devil is just a man-made concept that was meant to scare people into submission.

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