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Can someone tell me why Christians view Halloween as satanic?

Some christian churches condone this day, some don’t.
I am confused.
What is the history of Halloween that has christians condoning it and why do some christians have no problem with it.

28 Responses to Can someone tell me why Christians view Halloween as satanic?

  • greenshootuk says:

    You will find that Catholics, particularly those living in traditionally Catholic countries, are puzzled by this idea that Halloween is satanic. For them, Halloween is, as it always has been, the Eve of All Saints Day, the ancient Christian festival celebrating the Saints who have gone to the kingdom, followed by All Souls Day when we remember all the dead – hence the "Day of the Dead" in countries like Mexico and Hungary.

    It was the puritans in Britain who had an intense dislike of anything Catholic, and particularly the idea of Saints, who started the idea that it was pagan or to do with the devil. There is actually no historical evidence to support this idea, it was simply their way of attacking a Catholic practice. The idea went with the early founders of the USA like the puritan Pilgrim Fathers and has been around ever since.

    Scholars from Britain and the USA were, and still often are, brought up in a protestant tradition. When they see Catholic practices in places like Mexico, they fail to recognise them as Christian as they don’t match up with their idea of what Christianity is like – protestant. Consequently they often wrongly go looking for other origins – usually paganism.

    So, the reason some Christians view Halloween as Satanic is because they don’t like or don’t recognise it’s Catholic roots.

  • Mr. De-wayne 200? says:

    Is everyone who claims to be Chrisitian telling the truth?

  • Tired of Making Avatars (BANNED) says:

    I think that is a Jehova’s Witness belief.

  • dukky69 says:

    because, we dress up as creatures and scare people!:D

  • Ezekiel says:

    It’s the one day of the year children get to go out at night, dressed up as the dead, and take candy from strangers.

  • Mr.JoChan (Jordan Chandler) says:

    I don’t
    Halloween traditionally is just a remembrance of the dead,so technically it can be fallowed by any religion.I know some don’t celebrate at all,due to the "satanic like" atmosphere,but I find it a good time to bring out creativity with costume creation.I was Alex from "A Clockwork Orange" for Halloween.

  • hannah says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween0
    my church doesn’t care we even have a little party for it i guess some churches feel its the devils day or something i dnt understand neither but some feel ITS a bad holiday

  • lipgloss-junkie says:

    I’d say that the vast majority don’t. Those that do view it as a pagan holiday. The irony isn’t lost on me.

  • Nadia T says:

    mostly because it is a pagan holiday, not a christian one.

  • Jester says:

    what do you expect when you have Satan knocking on your door asking for candy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cake [atheati assassin] says:

    Free will!

  • Spongecakes says:

    halloween has NOTHING AT ALL to do with the devil. Its a mesh between mexican day of the dead and TONS of other countries weird festivals they have that day all mixed into one. Some churches need to put the bible down once and a while, look around and see the world is changing and pick up a different book.

  • cacabutt says:

    I don’t know either, but I lOVE Halloween, and it should be a fun holiday like it was back in the day. Soon we won’t have it anymore 🙁

  • BuzzyBee says:

    I’m a christian and i don’t believe it’s satanic. Some people take "Christianity" too far. they put rules to what they are doing. when christianity is about faith and living life christ like.

  • Sharon P says:

    I don’t have a problem with it as long as people are not celebrating Satan but just having fun dressing up , kids getting candy, etc. It’s not a Christian holiday and has nothing to do with the church.
    My mom has a problem with it because girl nearby our home was murdered and her legs were cut off for some type of Satanistic ritual . (yes I know all followers of Satan do not do such things) I think my mom never got over that and the horrible pain she knew that was felt by the girl’s mother. HOWEVER if someone else wants to enjoy Halloween she does not judge them. It’s their choice.

  • Jim says:

    No matter how hard they tried merging it into Christianity, like many, many other pagan holidays, the subtle original meaning persisted, and so they simply labeled it satanic, as they do with any other aspec of life they can’t explain/control. Since it’s meaning to mostly everyone remained pagan/naturalistic.

  • Josia says:

    Look up "All Hollows Eve" It is a christian holiday for the saints passed.

    I am a christian and I don’t see anything wrong with it!

  • arnold says:

    There are many spirits, some good, some bad. The Holy Spirit is good. Satan is evil. Jesus says he who is not with me is against me. People celebrating and supporting Halloween will not acknowledge Jesus as Son of God and Lord of all. They are against him. Others will post more specifics on who is behind Halloween, and you can use my post to analyze the situation. Every person is designed to be able to distinguish right from wrong, good from evil. Can you still do it?

  • Gangsta says:

    well i am christian and i nor any other christians i know view halloween as satanic i think that halloween is just a holiday where people can go out have fun for virtually 0$ and entire familys have fun ive never met any1 who doesnt like halloween and personally at 22 i still trick or treat with my kids 🙂

  • Moony the Witch says:

    Halloween is based on Samhain. Samhain is a pagan holiday that celebrates the dead, the end of the harvest, and the coming winter season. Why christian don’t dislike Christmas and Easter is beyond me. They are all based on Pagan beliefs and traditions. Just google pagan holidays and you will get more info.

  • cynthia says:

    Go to your yahoo web search and type in Meaning of Halloween and it will have biblical meaning of Halloween and it will tell you all about it. I don’t like halloween because taking candy from strangers or some people you know is not safe. Haven’t you noticed that all the masks and costumes are usually of the devil or demons or satanic stuff? I never thought about any of this until I was grown.

  • Xenogyst says:

    Well, religions are not monolithic, and there isn’t much of a regulator that says you have to believe this or that.
    Since from about 150 years ago, Christians in the western world have split mainly either into fundamentalists or non-literal, and it’s the fundamentalists that are panicky about demons and witches being depicted because the Bible is pretty explicit about those things being bad. If you read the bible somewhat literally, God is pretty scary (loving?), and you just don’t even want to mess with that.

  • new says:

    because of the evil spirits that are suppose to come out on halloween, we had a party for the kids at our church one year, but no devil or witches outfits could be worn because it is evil, and to many of the churches.

  • NIck says:

    It was a day that was celebrated by pagans and had all sorts of unholy rituals. The day was also used to celebrate the dark like witches and the devil. I think.

  • Soli Deo Gloria says:

    it was tied into pagan holidays long ago and was adopted by mainstream western society. So some Christians think its satanic due to its dark imagery and sometimes satanic imagery. Like as a Christian i would not go for the whole satanic end of Halloween but i dress up still. Like last year i was a ghostbuster, then before that a ninja and this year my brother and i are going to dress up as John Calvin and Thomas Hobbs (cause we r losers and want to be Calvin and Hobbs haha i know i m not funny) anyway i think Halloween is what u make of it. It can be very satanic yet i would argue the marketing of Christmas is equally as terrible. So in the end it is what u make of it

  • triviadude318 says:

    I think it’s not so much that they view it as Satanic as they view it as pagan. Quote from the movie, The Good Girl below:

    Gwen Jackson: Happy Halloween, Corny!
    Corny: Oh… I’m not a pagan, but thanks all the same.

    By the way, I grew up in the Bible Belt in the heartland of Southern evangelical belief and they never had any problems with Halloween. But they did regard heavy metal as literally the Devil’s music. So you can’t really generalize too much.

  • Andy U says:

    one year they did grow allot of pumpkins and they couldn’t sale it so they came with the Halloween idea to sale some pumpkins .

  • Camellia says:

    It isn’t difficult to see why Halloween is a celebration that has it’s origin with the occult. Any encyclopedia will describe how this began, or you can Google it .http://www.history.com/content/halloween/real-story-of-halloween Many who claim to be Christian have celebrated it anyway, but true Christians have avoided this celebration. http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/appendix_14.htm

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