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Programs celebrating witchcraft are filling TV shows and movie theaters. Books about wizards are on the top-seller list. Games can't be fun anymore if they don't have some kind of magic spells or sorcery involved... And let's not forget we celebrate an official Witch holiday every year at the end of October!
Followers of Christ and responsible citizens of the United States of America have given ground over to pagan beliefs and it is time we stop.
In a day and age where we hear more and more of prayer being eliminated from school and high school football games, and Christian religious symbols are being removed from public places, can you tell me where the outcry is over the United States Government apparently sanctioning and sponsoring the religion of witchcraft or wicca through the Public School system?
When do they do this? On Halloween - also called Samhain or Samhuinn in the Wiccan religion.
Is Witchcraft a real religion? Here is a quote from a Wicca web site proudly proclaiming its heritage and beliefs:
I will not spend much time writing against Witchcraft, the Bible is VERY CLEAR on this subject. Anyone practicing or following the beliefs of witchcraft or wicca are in need of salvation in Jesus Christ as we all are. Enough said on that.
What I am more concerned about is that we as Christians (supposedly Followers of Christ) have closed our eyes to the furtherance of false and demonic religion in our society. Does that sound too intolerant? It should! I'm talking about the indoctrinating of children with pagan images and beliefs!
Christ taught us to LOVE OTHERS and to TEACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. I hate to say it this way, but today's concept of "Tolerance" is not exactly a doctrine of Christ. Most of the time, love will look the same as tolerance, but the difference is, when someone can be hurt by their false beliefs, love steps in and shows the way to truth. We are commanded to tell the truth to the world. Matthew 28:19-20
But is Halloween REALLY a pagan holiday? BTW, they like the word Pagan, it isn't a bad word to them. Anyway, yes, Halloween IS an actual pagan holiday. It began as a pagan holiday several centuries ago. It is, in fact, one of the four major sabbots ("holy days") out of 8 recognized sabbots. Here is an excerpt from a wiccan web site (forgive me for actually presenting pagan false teaching, but in this case it is important for you to read what they say):
Sounds very familiar to "our" Halloween" and how many school decorate their classrooms! If these were Christian Church decorations in the classrooms (like a nativity or the Cross Jesus died on), WHOA! We'd hear an outcry!! Look out for all the law suits!!!!!!
And please don't think that wicca is only copying and using the popular notion of Halloween as a clever use of an established holiday. They insist that the pagan wiccan religion PRE-DATES CHRISTIANITY! Mind you, God promised CHRIST in the garden of Eden... but we won't go there. Suffice it to say THEY believe it and will argue the point with you, with documentation! All the symbols and practices of Halloween DO pre-date today's commercialization of the holiday - so what IS true is that WE are borrowing and sanctioning the religious beliefs of witches in our schools!
Do you think that is overstating the issue or just going off the deep end? Well, then you decide. But keep in mind that Wicca IS an official religion sanctioned by the Supreme Court. Take a look at the above quotes from witchcraft literature (or do your own research) then look around you:
What am I suggesting? Just that students and concerned parents be bold enough to insist that if God must leave the public school... so must every other religion... including witchcraft. Then see what happens!
People may accuse you of wanting to push for witch burning... But say, "No, just equal treatment under the law. If the worship of God isn't allowed in schools, then neither should the worship of the earth or the dead, or whatever they claim to worship (they are pretty evasive about this. Officially, they don't worship anything, but...) Stick to the fact that Witchcraft IS an official religion with official holidays - Halloween being a major one. That is enough.
Or you'll get laughed at. The popular notion is that Witchcraft ISN'T real... So instead use their current name of Wicca. Allow for their notion that it pre-dates modern Christianity, then point to their calendar of holidays and ask why the public school system invites their religion into the schools and incorporates their holidays WITHOUT filtering out the official symbols or beliefs.
Don't mention Satan or the Devil or God. They don't believe he exists, so they don't worship him by name. It isn't about HOW they worship or WHO they worship, but that they DO worship and Halloween is THEIR official holiday. Get it?
Oh, and for those of you that think you have the problem licked by holding "substitute" parties, here is one last quote from a witches web site (I'm not saying that substitute programs are a good or bad, but this quote IS worth noting!):
And Harry Potter books are innocent? They are just the tip of the pagan ice-berg!