Imagine, if you will, that you are in church.. in your usual seat.
The preacher is a guest evangelist, a Brother in the Lord that has been used to introduce many people to Jesus over the years. Somehow he gets to the topic of Halloween and it’s associated evils…..
I know how it happens… He spoke of things that he learned back when even more of the church was in the thrall of Irvine, Brown and others with their tall tales about things they used to do. Personally I tend to view their books as church horror novels, rather than non-fiction.
So…. come a little further with me and hear this dear man of God say that Halloween is Satan’s HIgh Holy day, and that the missing children on various signs won’t be seen again because they’ve been killed by satanists. Then there is the point about LaVey being active and recruiting in the military.
Now as you hear this, remember that you are hearing it with the understanding borne of many years in the occult. After all, you are a Former Witch. So you know that he’s wrong on these points, and you know that there is not one thing you can do to keep the rest of the brethren from hearing and believing these statements….. And wondering what they will inadvertently say to some witch or pagan to drive them further away from Jesus due to this night.
Thank you for walking with me through my Sunday evening service Nightmare. Instead of just hoping no one paid attention to those points of the message, a little bit of education follows:
Halloween: currently the Candy Maker’s holiday, with a little thrown in for costume makers as well. A day loosely corresponding with Samhain and various harvest festivals in the Northern hemisphere. Another day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it, and pray for all the children that beat a path to your door that day.
Missing young folks: I will give them this; there are people out there that kill. Some for spiritual power. Some of them might even be in this country. Maybe. The vast majority of witches, satanists, wiccans, neo-pagans, satanists, neo-druids etc.. wouldn’t dream of such behavior. Yes, I did list satanists twice. There are at least two main types… theistic (worship satan) and philosophical (worship self).
Think that’s confusing? Wait! there’s More!…. more flavors of witches than flavors of christians. Lump them all together, you can not.
As for Lavey…. unimportant. There have been atheists, witches, wiccans, healers, and satanists in the military since well before his arrival on the scene. At least when they come out into the open, you can know who to pray for.