Halloween and its Fake History

Sometime it is claimed that Halloween  “was originally a pagan feast and then the Christians baptised it.

Depending on who you talk to, this proves that a) Christianity is really just warmed over Druidry (according to neo-pagans) or b) the Catholic Church is an evil pagan cult that drove Real Bible-believing Christians underground with their devil-worshiping ways (according to Protestant Fundamentalists).

Thing is, none of that is real.

Hallowe’en, as the eve of All Saints’ Day, originated entirely independently of Samhain.

If anything we catholics need the truth and do not need incorrect facts (fake news) in our faith (some of it coming from Jehovah’s Witnesses or Protestants). By no means does this mean that the modern halloween celebrations/parties are a good thing.  But, especially, do not let anybody talk you out of celebrating All Saints and All Souls Days in church with bogus “history” of their supposed “pagan origins”.

Read more about the halloween fake history  at Mark Shea’s fake history of Halloween.

 

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