Halloween, Monotheism, and the Pagan Vacuum

Amity Shlaes is worried. She's worried about what the ever-growing popularity of Halloween might mean. "...as much as we'd like it to be, Halloween isn't secular. It is pagan. There's nothing else to call a set of ceremonies in which people utter magical phrases, flirt with the night and evoke the dead. One of my family's favorite Halloween props was a hand that moved, as though from the netherworld, when you reached to collect a few pieces of candy corn. Necromancy is a regular part of … [Read more...]


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