Poland's bishops say Halloween is harmful, pagan

Oct 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: SFGate

A carved pumpkin is displayed as part of the Pumpkin Mania display on the steps of Old Morrison on the Transylvania University campus in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct.

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polski kielbasa

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Oct 30, 2012
Dumb Polaks. (-:

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#2 Oct 30, 2012
his and the "war on christmas" Will be coming soon as well.

Since: Aug 12

Brewster, NY

#3 Oct 31, 2012
All of our holidays are heavily pagan.

Easter is especially Slavic pagan influenced.

Decorating Easter Eggs comes from Slavic Paganism.

Pisanka / Pysanka is directly from Slavic Paganism!

It is wonderful!

http://www.google.com/imgres...
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#4 Oct 31, 2012
Halloween has an undercurrent of occultism and is absolutely anti-Christian.!!!

Halloween is a worship of magic and the occulti, has pagan roots and is dangerous. It shouldn't be practised by Christians.

This is not the stand of same Polish bishops but the official stand of the Catholic Church.!
According to the catechism of the Catholic Church bad is also using horoscopes, chiromancy, clairvoyants and mediums.

Anton Lavey the creator of the modern satanism said that the night 31 October - 1 November is the biggest Luciferic festival. There are a lot of occult acts of violence.

The Church openly opposes to these practices!

READ MORE:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12240...
http://niezalezna.pl/34288-halloween-kult-mag...

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#5 Oct 31, 2012
There is no reason for Catholics to celebrate a Pagan Holiday. However, you'll need more than hack journalism to prove that there is harm in celebrating the end of the harvest, honoring one's ancestors and taking time to remember those we love who have died.
Lol

Oschersleben, Germany

#6 Oct 31, 2012
because it is.
mika brzezinski UG

Lake Worth, FL

#7 Oct 31, 2012
CShine wrote:
There is no reason for Catholics to celebrate a Pagan Holiday. However, you'll need more than hack journalism to prove that there is harm in celebrating the end of the harvest, honoring one's ancestors and taking time to remember those we love who have died.
But coopting pagan holidays, imagery and ritual has always been the methodology used by Catholics during the conversion process. From European Christmas pine trees and decorative Easter eggs to the associating of saints with African nature dieties in the Caribbean... it has always been condoned by the church as a way to wean the locals away from their old religions.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#8 Nov 1, 2012
..well..I's like ..Hallowe'en...eh....Okay,here ..
lenny

Whitby, Canada

#9 Nov 2, 2012
Who cares what the catholic church thinks,you may have be a power centuries ago,but the church is nothing anymore.Also you don't speak for non catholics,so who cares.

“Handsome white and black men”

Since: Jan 10

Interracial love

#10 Dec 25, 2012
The Catholic church is filled with pagan practice. Christmas, is pagan inspired.

Since: Sep 12

In your mind.

#11 Dec 25, 2012
Haloween is American garbage that has no place in Europe, pagan or not pagan

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#12 Dec 25, 2012
TheRealMagyar wrote:
Haloween is American garbage that has no place in Europe, pagan or not pagan
**shrugs*8

Halloween came over from Europe. It was an old Pagan tradition that people would not let go.

So catholic church through some christian shellack over it and called it christian.

Here in America it turned from a religious night to a fun night for children to dress up in spooky costumes. Then into a money making scheme.

Today, we Pagans reclaim it for the holiday that is ours.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#13 Dec 25, 2012
Halloween was an Irish pagan celebration.
Well, actually it used to be more than Irish, a Celtic one but even in medievil time it remained in Ireland only.
truth

Perth, Australia

#14 Dec 25, 2012
milk is good against poison is good
trun nije mother mary milk
log is not in mother mary eye
sklopi oci i povuci 3x trepavice

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#15 Dec 26, 2012
mika brzezinski UG wrote:
<quoted text>
But coopting pagan holidays, imagery and ritual has always been the methodology used by Catholics during the conversion process. From European Christmas pine trees and decorative Easter eggs to the associating of saints with African nature dieties in the Caribbean... it has always been condoned by the church as a way to wean the locals away from their old religions.
LOL
Now seriously, people have been doing that since... forever. The old testament stories are recycled from the old pagan stories, and that was long before Christ.
I even read that the Lord's Prayer was lifted from the Egyptian Book of the Dead or something.

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

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#16 Dec 26, 2012
it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain", which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end".[11] Samhain (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in) was the first and most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Gaelic (Irish, Scottish and Manx)[12] calendar.[13][14] It was held on or about October 31 – November 1 and kindred festivals were held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall) and Kalan Goańv (in Brittany). Samhain is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and many important events in Irish mythology happen or begin on Samhain. It marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the 'darker half' of the year......

Samhain (like Beltane) was seen as a time when the 'door' to the Otherworld opened enough for the souls of the dead, and other beings such as fairies, to come into our world.[17][18] The souls of the dead were said to revisit their homes on Samhain.[19] Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them.[20] Lewis Spence described it as a "feast of the dead" and "festival of the fairies".[21] However, harmful spirits and fairies were also thought to be active at Samhain. People took steps to allay or ward-off these harmful spirits/fairies, which is thought to have influenced today's Halloween customs. Before the 20th century, wearing costumes at Samhain was done in parts of Ireland, Mann, the Scottish Highlands and islands, and Wales

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#Histor...

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#17 Dec 26, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_cake

A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Saints Day or All Souls' Day to celebrate the dead.[1] The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, were given out to soulers (mainly consisting of children and the poor) who would go from door to door on Halloween singing and saying prayers for the dead. Each cake eaten would represent a soul being freed from Purgatory. The practice of giving and eating soul cakes is often seen as the origin of modern trick-or-treating.....

The tradition of giving soul cakes was celebrated in Britain or Ireland during the Middle Ages,[2] although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#18 Dec 26, 2012
Alexey25 wrote:
Halloween was an Irish pagan celebration.
Well, actually it used to be more than Irish, a Celtic one but even in medievil time it remained in Ireland only.
Actually every society in Europe had a harvest festival of one sort or another.

yes what we think of as being Halloween came mostly from the Irish/Celtic countries.
nOgOd

Rockford, IL

#19 Dec 26, 2012
One pagan cult calling another pagan cult a cult.
Know it all

Duluth, GA

#20 Dec 27, 2012
It is !!!

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