Hi, I went to your site and checked out your info about Halloween. I worshiped this pagan day when I was lost and speak out against it, now saved. I am a veteran officer in specialized law enforcement. Police HATE Oct. 31st!I went through special training on the topic of the occult and those who are serious participants in Wicca and Satanism. Pretty real stuff and no picnic. Crime rates are infused on this night of evil worship. Violence and murder are quite evident and very sadly innocent women and children are abducted and sacrificed in the name of Satan. The % of Wiccan and Satanists is very high in the area were I live and work! I am a long time, true John 3:3 servant and I encourage you to look outside of the box of the devils deception!
Halloween is the biggest money making holiday now and it generates more income than Christmas! Take note of this company and go into one of their temporary stores,if possible!? I live in Ca. and just about every empty store location is rented out by this company! You can go to their web site and see what they are all about!
[The writer shares the name of a company and some books, which I won’t promote. For all I know, the whole letter could be an advertising gimmick.]
Thank you for your note about your experience. It is very unusual for a person to worship a day. Interesting.
You didn’t say where or when you served in law enforcement. However, according to the Department of Justice’s database at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, as of the end of October 2010, no significant national increase in crime is reported on Halloween in the United States.
A veteran officer should know that Wicca is a peaceful religion not even remotely related to Satanism. It does not promote criminal activity or allow for blood sacrifices.
According to The Satanic Bible, Satanists prefer to self-generate what they believe to be cosmic energy, rather than use the less reliable and socially unacceptable method of blood sacrifice.
Putting aside organized witchcraft and Satanism, it is true that some misguided or mentally unbalanced people may call themselves Satanists or witches. Some of these unbalanced people attach significance to certain dates, numbers, colors, etc. Some criminals also blame the devil for the crimes they choose to commit (just as some criminals blame God). An experienced law enforcement officer, however, should know that witches who fly on broomsticks and Satanists who sacrifice virgins are mostly the stuff of movies.
This tale of devil worshipers snatching women and children on Halloween night became especially popular among Christians in the 1980s. At that time, a celebrity named Mike Warnke toured the country, talking about his supposed experiences as a Satanic priest, and his conversion to Christianity. His book, The Satan Seller and his album, A Christian Perspective on Halloween, supposedly revealed an underground society which promotes ritual abuse, and commits horrific crimes on Halloween night–somehow leaving no evidence. Warnke proved to be a fraud, his stories simply an outpouring of his own twisted imagination. But his teachings regarding Halloween and Satanism persist in Christian circles.
You can read the Cornerstone Magazine series which exposed Warnke HERE.
You said Halloween is a bigger money-maker than Christmas. For the record, that isn’t true. Highest retail sales in the US still occur in the month prior to Christmas, according to retail industry reporting. But I see no reason on earth why that matters.
If you choose not to celebrate Halloween, I support you 100%. I would have more respect, however, if you made a rational argument. Say it violates your beliefs. Say that you choose not to promote the violent imagery, the feel of the night, children taking candy from strangers, or the wanton disfigurement of innocent pumpkins. Anything besides trying to drum up an emotional response based on non-truths. Can’t your God stand up to reason?
To those who forward these kinds of emails, I’m begging you: please stop it. When you forward an email full of factual errors in the name of Christianity, it promotes the belief that Christians are ignorant. For the record, not all of us are.
* This post was edited on 10/28/2015, because it contained links to a site that I have taken down. You may find broken links like that for a while, as I work to incorporate posts from the old website and blog to this new site. Please be patient. We’re all in this together.