Even today modern pagans and witches continue to celebrate this ancient festival.
If you let your kids go trick-or-treating, they will be worshiping the devil and pagan gods. The origins of Halloween are, in fact, very Christian and rather American.
But, by the time of the American Revolution, old King James and Guy Fawkes had pretty much been forgotten.
Trick or treat, though, was too much fun to give up, so eventually it moved to Oct. And in America, trick or treat wasn’t limited to Catholics.
The next time someone claims that Halloween is a cruel trick to lure your children into devil worship, I suggest you tell them the real origin of All Hallows Even and invite them to discover its Christian significance, along with the two greater and more important Catholic festivals that follow it.
Guy Fawkes’ Day arrived in the American colonies with the first English settlers.It was a capital offense to say Mass, and hundreds of priests were martyred.Occasionally, English Catholics resisted, sometimes foolishly. One of the most foolish acts of resistance was a plot to blow up the Protestant King James I and his Parliament with gunpowder.After all, if the souls in hell are left out when we celebrate those in heaven and purgatory, they might be unhappy enough to cause trouble.So it became customary to bang pots and pans on All Hallows Even to let the damned know they were not forgotten.