by Pastor Mark Downey
October 28, 2012 (Revised)
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 5:23-31
From Jer. 5:23 to the end of the chapter we read, "This people has a stubborn and rebellious heart. They do not say in their heart, 'let us now fear the Lord'. For wicked men are found among My people . They spread nets, they lay traps, they catch men… their houses are full of deceit… they have become great and rich. They are fat, they deal in false evidence… Shall I not punish these people? Declares the Lord… there is a shameful and horrible thing in the country! The preachers preach falsehood, and the priests trick with their hands, and My people love to have it so, what can be done viler than that?"
What can be viler than ministers who call themselves Christian, but whom God calls wicked men that spread nets and lay traps to catch men? It sounds like Jeremiah is describing predators for profit. It sounds like a church-sponsored Halloween with spider webs and bats. Or maybe you’ve seen the banner in front of some banks that say ‘Hallo-wee-ones’; wee ones suggesting little children. Aren’t these preachers and bankers thoughtful? We’ll see just what they are thinking. They don’t think too much of Jesus and Jesus doesn’t think too highly about them either. The Lord said, “But whoso shall offend [cause to sin] one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” Mt. 18:6. That’s not the same Jesus that loves everybody and is being taught in most churches today.
Halloween has been touted as the scariest day of the year. A Christian nation would be well aware of how many times the Bible says, “Fear not.” As ‘scary’ becomes more politically correct ‘fun,’ more of our people will become less God fearing. As the opiate of artificial fright is in demand with staged horror performances in hay rides, haunted houses and other venues where you have to pay to be horrified, God can likewise supply the desires of a wicked heart by unleashing the power of nature. Hurricane ‘Sandy’ is on the way and the news is reporting that it’s going to be a bad one, causing over $2 billion worth of destruction… before it even happens! Some party animal may say, “Why would God allow all this devastation man?” It’s because man has brought it upon himself, heaping unto them the superstitions and jewish fables of monsters and boogiemen. By the way, has either presidential candidate denounced this delusional madness particular to America? Both claim to be Christian. Are they afraid it might cost them some votes? Maybe they will try to scare Americans with a hurricane to postpone the elections and declare Martial Law. Angels don’t play this HAARP.
As I was driving along the other day, in a mid-October autumn with leaves changing color, I passed a church reader board that said, "Pumpkin Party - Oct. 31." It is with a righteous indignation that I bring you today's message, removing the mask that Halloween itself wears. I am perturbed that our once great Christian nation has become a Zionist Occupational Government. All sorts of judeo-Christian churches are trying to put their positive spin on this one day of the year. Lipstick on a pig. Other churches however, reject and avoid Halloween altogether and rightly so. “Abstain from all appearance of evil” I Thes. 5:22. The righteous church seems to be the exception rather than the rule. From a secular standpoint it is even worse. Why should this concern us or be any of our business? “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Mt. 6:33) is why. We can and should and must say “NO” to Halloween. We can’t afford to be lukewarm. God said, “Come out of her My people” Rev. 18:4. God does not say, “Go deeper into the bowels of the beast.”
Do you want to hear something really scary (because we are either blessed or cursed by the pulpits of America)? I couldn’t believe the depth of temptation and delusion coming from this preacher I heard last week. He said, “Only parents who listen to too much news and the scare tactics of a few Christian authors see Halloween as the ultimate Devil holiday; a day when God is locked in a room, waiting to be let out on November 1st. We need to see Halloween through the eyes of our kids, a time to pretend, hang with friends and get a ton of candy. That’s what Jesus would do, just like he would have enjoyed ‘The Muppet Show’ with his 12 disciples.” I’ll follow-up on that last assertion in a moment. But, can you believe the mental degeneracy to say Christ would celebrate Halloween? We need hip boots to wade through the present Babylonian quagmire.
Indifference and defiance towards Almighty God is epidemic. All things sacred and holy are blasphemed continually by an ignorant and processed herd of mind controlled zombies, who have been in the brine of deception for so long that they're pickled to satanic perfection. It is virtually impossible to crack the antichrist nut of Christmas; one would think that we have an easier time tearing down the evil altars and idols of Halloween. We should not underestimate the enemy offensive to integrate this despicable holiday into our already crumbling and shallow culture. Once they integrate the stranger, they can then integrate the strange gods.
Halloween is not what it used to be when I was a youngster growing up in the 'Leave it to Beaver' 1950's. It has become progressively darker and more sinister. Fifty years ago the Ten Commandments were not being removed from government buildings and sodomy was not a protected lifestyle by law. What happens to our race and culture when we let them get away with such things? The things people said, when I was a lad, that could never happen in our country are now happening. People are being thrown in jail for handing out Christian literature in public. It’s not just for kids anymore. In fact, the adults have taken over; the baby boomers are going through their ‘second childhood.’ We have a generation that never grew up and subsequent generations stunted. The culture wars have greatly impacted our spiritual growth through years of jewish controlled media.
These are strange days because we have allowed the stranger's god to become politically correct. We've been conditioned to accept the Baals and alien religions into every corner of society. In ancient Israel, if an African negro got within a couple blocks of the temple, they would have been killed. Not in our neighborhood! In some parts of the country, inner city black kids are transported by the busloads to White suburban neighborhoods to ‘trick or treat’. Conversely, in Billings, Montana, there was a local project called ‘Not In My Town’ that had people putting 6 pointed stars in their windows, sending a message to the increasing rise of right wing extremism labeled ‘antisemitic’. Richard Hoskins, in his newsletter #421, titled ‘Clearances’, explained how White people have been removed from their indigenous homelands, historically, over and over again. The average White American has the mindset that it’s just unthinkable that we would be targeted for genocide by anybody or to be forcibly removed from our homes and yet foreclosures are doing just that to millions of our people by legalized carpetbaggers. This is what you can expect when the stranger becomes the head and we become the tail; when Halloween surpasses Tabernacles and just wait, Hanukah will morph into a month long holiday with Christmas. Holidays or holy days are important for the merchants of the earth. To be the masters of mammon, they have to be the masters of deceit. We are within inches today of reaching a point of no return, when White men have lost all concept of hallowed ground and holiness.
There’s a horror story in the making that could make Halloween an everyday bloodbath. Why hasn’t the jews media reported on the government’s purchase of over 1 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition (which is outlawed by the Geneva Convention), which is intended for domestic use, not the military overseas? Do you think that when the almighty dollar runs out of credibility and the non-White recipients of endless entitlements comes to an end; and their boy Obama loses the election, that there won’t be a mixed multitude going crazy, killing raping and looting? Or if Obama is re-elected, there will be a White anti-communist backlash (finally), seeing South Africa as a precursor? It’s not just economic turmoil, but an end-time civil war between good and evil. Halloween is the harvest time of the year and that’s when the tares will be removed… at the end of this age. Pray for the harvest.
I don't think George Bush was kidding when he said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones that we must concentrate on." Actually, they fool enough of the people to keep getting reelected even though they are the furtherest thing from being the elect of God. There would be no Halloween or any other pagan celebrations in this country if we had Christian leaders who executed God's Law. "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ… should shine unto them" (II Cor. 4:3-4). No Christian can serve two masters. If you try to mix Halloween with Christianity, you become double minded or spiritually schizophrenic.
I know I’m preaching to the choir somewhat. So I decided to do some reconnaissance into enemy territory and gather intel to prove a suspicion, which you probably suspect as well. I’ve seen these Halloween stores for about 15 years, but I’ve never gone inside one. Today, there are hundreds of these temporary storefronts open for about two months in all 50 states. In fact, they are called ‘Halloween USA’, but should be called ‘Halloween China’. None of the cheap and shoddy merchandise was made in the USA. Everything was imported from red communist China.
As soon as I walked in the store I thought something was burning or that my glasses were dirty, but soon noticed that they were selling fog machines next to the plastic grave stones and other outdoor novelties to decorate your yard. And sure enough some people really do haunt their lawns with the image of disembodied spirits and malevolent creatures. I think the Bible calls it spiritism and divination. The majority of the store’s floor space was dedicated to costumes and this was the most disturbing feature because there’s not much distinction between the depravity of adult and children’s costumes. When I was a child, we would get an old pillow case with two eye holes to be Casper the friendly ghost or my sister would dress up with mom’s old clothes from the closet. We had Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney for the movie monsters of that day, which were tame compared to ‘Halloween USA’ costumes to emulate Freddie Kruger or Michael Myers, demonic serial killers. For $15 you can buy a plastic chainsaw with simulated blood spatter. The #1 selling costume in 2011 was vampires. What does that tell you about our blood sucking society? But the #1 costume for 2012 is Big Bird of Sesame Street.
As a knee jerk reaction of Democratic Party Halloweeners to Romney’s promise to end federally funded PBS and NPR programming, the yellow 8 foot specie-less bird has become more of an icon than the donkey idol. Why any Christian family would allow their children to watch the Muppets, a creation of homosexual Jim Henson (who died of AIDS) is beyond me. I guess it’s just the good natured fun of satanic idolatry. The Jim Henson Company was bought out by the Disney Corp., which is controlled by antichrist jews; and true to form, have injected immoral subliminals to the Muppet movies, as is their stock in trade for all children’s fare. And we have preachers, as the one mentioned earlier, who see nothing wrong about the world that Jesus said He was not a part of.
Here’s some names of other costumes: ‘seed of Chucky’ (a demon possessed doll), ‘queen of darkness’, ‘cell block psycho’ (from another jewish made horror genre movie titled ‘Halloween’ directed by Rob Zombie). There were all kinds of occult themes, over a dozen different kinds of witches outfits; goth princess, sorceress and for pre-teens ‘witch girl’. If your little girl wanted to be a goddess, she can be Athena or Venus. What shocked even me were the costumes having interracial and promiscuous overtones. Your son or daughter could be a gang-banger or rapper or rapsta-gangsta; a pimp or a ho. There were two aisles in which you could be a Mexican or an Oriental. And for a really scary look, you could dress up like Michael Jackson.
In full view of children, the entire back wall featured skimpy Playboy brand lingerie-type costumes; at least 50-60 with makeshift dressing rooms. For parents who are completely out to lunch, there were costumes for gender reversal (a violation of God’s Law); men as ballerinas and women as construction workers. And we wonder where this perverted ‘transgender’ legislation gets its start? One aisle was so disgustingly pornographic that I can’t see somebody wearing it without being arrested for breaking laws against lewdness or public indecency.
Last but not least in this satanic environment of glorified violence and perversion, you could buy a Jesus costume in the religious section. This is blasphemy; a Jesus costume in the middle of a Beelzebub convention! Jesus Christ exposed the double-minded liars and hypocrites. His adversaries knew who Christ was and they knew what they were doing just like “Halloween USA’ knows what it’s doing… making merchandise of God. The Pharisees accused the work of the Holy Spirit of being from “devils.” Christ was saying those who know better and yet they blaspheme or speak evil of the power of God cannot be forgiven. It is through the Holy Spirit that forgiveness comes. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you for the remission [forgiveness] of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2:38.
I did not stop my investigation of ‘Halloween USA’ after my visit there. I was able to find out, on the internet, that it is owned by Gags and Games Inc., which is a subsidiary of AAH Holdings Corp., which is owned and operated by jews since 1947. They cater to all the pagan holidays, which feed a growing hostility towards Christianity. It has retailers of all kinds promoting a frenzy for costumes, high fructose corn syrup products (otherwise known as candy), indoor and outdoor decorations and more. Halloween isn’t for children; that’s just the mask it hides behind. It’s for adults who still act like juvenile delinquents.
October has become the third largest month in sales volume, behind November and December, with many of those purchases driven by Halloween. In 2011, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Halloween was expected to reach $4.75 billion last year, up from $3 billion in 2004. The following statistic is astoundingly staggering: it is reported that nearly 70% of adults ages 18-34 are expected to celebrate Halloween in costume or at a party, spending an average of almost $70 per person. The NRF is reporting that for 2012, Americans will spend nearly $3 billion on Halloween costumes and another $4 billion on party food, booze, candy, decorations etc. A record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the NRF’s consumer spending survey. Seven in ten Americans (71.5%) will get into the Halloween spirit; up from 68.6% last year and the most people in their 10 year survey history. I’m wondering what happened to the recession and the suggestion of austerity; and I’m thinking most Americans are not true Christians, because they are either not White or have been brainwashed to play pretend i.e. to fantasize about being something they are not; I have a feeling that the state-of-mind communist slave is now ripe for the New World Order and we shall know them by their fruits. “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit” Mt.7:18.
Have you noticed the big blotch of orange and black in the greeting cards section of your supermarket? It’s 10-15 feet long! Did you know that in the psychology of art, the color orange is associated with schizophrenia? You’ll never see prison walls painted orange because it would incite riots. From a pigmentary observation, orange is the by-product of red and yellow. Red is associated with Esau-Edom, communism and the devil. Yellow is associated with Orientals, bad journalism and cowardice. Orange on a color wheel is the opposite of blue. Blue is associated with the Levitical priesthood and God’s Law and also the sky or the heavens. What better symbol then, than a big fat orange pumpkin to carve scary faces with a candle inside?
In but one generation, this holiday has morphed into a one month long event and is carefully crafted to make the transition of going into a new level of paganism… Mystery Babylon. The word ‘insidious’ comes to mind; intending to entrap, harmful but enticing, having a gradual and cumulative effect, developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent. Deut. 12:30 warns us, “Beware that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I may also do likewise?” Israel was told in Joshua 23:13 that if we race mix, these aliens would, “Be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes.” What good is there in having a Pumpkin Party? None, none whatsoever.
The custom of Halloween is traced back to the Druid festival of the dead, which borrowed from the ancient Baal practices in Babylon. Alexander Hislop in his classic book, The Two Babylons says, "The god whom the Druids worshipped was Baal… they offered human sacrifices… and made their children pass through the fire to Molech… in sacrifice. Further… the priests of Nimrod (who was negro) were prepared to eat of the human sacrifices… thus Cahna-Bal (Cahn means a priest)." Cahn is borrowed from the Canaanite or Canaan. From these we get the word cannibal. By the way, the jewish name Cohen means priest also.
Very seldom will researchers dare make the connection of pagan rituals to the big Halloween book called the Babylonian Talmud. Both satanic pagans and mongrel Edomite jews joined in the rebellion of Nimrod, making war upon the faithful White Christians throughout history. It’s been admitted by some jews that Purim is the jewish Halloween. However, jews don’t need a holiday for their ritual murder and blood obsession through the expanse of centuries. After crucifying the Lord on Calvary, the jews said, "Let his blood be on us and our children!" Mt. 27:25.
This celebration of the dead honored the god of the dead. “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living” Mt. 22:32. The Druids believed that the spirits of the dead demanded concessions by giving them a type of worship or offering. This is the game that 'trick or treat' plays today. Samhain, the Druid god of the dead, known today as the Grim Reaper, would call together all the wicked souls who had died within the past year. There may be some witch out there that may be reading this message saying, "This guy doesn't know what he's talking about." But I know exactly what you witches are sow-een. "Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Gal. 6:7). Speaking of reapers:"The Son of man [Jesus Christ] shall send forth His reapers [Mt.13:39; or messengers, v. 41 YLT] and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offended and them which do iniquity. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth" - parable of the wheat and tares.
The catholics in their usual style of changing the names of something to protect the guilty, tried to replace paganism with All Saints Day as a substitute, but to no avail. Although the external forms of pagan worship disappeared, the belief in these deities did not, finding expression during the Middle Ages in the open practice of witchcraft, which is presently enjoying a revival in Europe and here in the USA. The mysterious Stonehenge is a place where neo-pagans venerate the ancient sacrifices; where over 900 skeletal remains have been discovered in and around the site.
One of the basic tenets of witchcraft is to control the will of another by the use of fear. Halloween was banned in the US until 1845, when the poor superstitious Irish escaped the Potato Famine in Ireland and brought the Druid holiday with them. Something once forbidden has now insidiously become part of our culture. But, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (II Tim 1:7). We are promised that "perfect love casteth out fear" (I John 4:18). What is perfect love? It is keeping and executing the letter and spirit of God's commandments.
There are no socially redeeming values to Halloween. All the trappings surrounding it are to honor false gods. You cannot honor the high holy day of the pagan occult without this one thing. The singular feature of Halloween is the witch, symbolic of rebellion towards God, gross immorality and the depths of sin. And what is God's perfect love for such a person? Exodus 22:18 says, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." If they are allowed to live, then there really isn't much love for those who would be destroyed by them. Much like our society's reluctance to obey God's Law concerning the homosexual and their deathly spread of STD’s.
Even in the military, a practicing witch won permission to take Halloween and seven other days off as 'religious holidays'. Witches and Satanists have a perfect love for Halloween. They get lots of jewsmedia coverage around this time of year. It's good PR. TV shows portray them favorably; ‘Bewitched’ with the cute wiggly nose, ‘Sabrina’ the teenage witch, ‘The Addams Family’, ‘The Munsters’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Killer’, ‘Tabitha’ and hundreds of other references glorifying rebellion to God Almighty. It generates interest in 'the craft' and is good for recruiting impressionable teeny boppers. Let's face it; witchcraft is coming out of the broom closet. They just want to be accepted as your good Aquarian neighbors. They want their beliefs recognized as a legitimate religion. In the prison system it is; I get letters from CI brothers that tell me they are outnumbered by pagans.
It's basically a program of The Protocols, which is most diabolical behind the mask. A holiday with such occult influence is the shocking and shameful evidence that our Beulah land has become bewitched by spirits of darkness. One of the witch's brew now being planned is an interactive Halloween ritual on the internet and will be teaching Wiccan ceremony, how to make an altar, how to cast spells and other such abominations. The interest in witchcraft has never been higher with the first two Harry Potter movies grossing over two billion dollars. In the G-rated animated movie "Fantasia" there's a nice sorcerer named "Yensid", which is Disney spelled backwards. Teen twit Britney Spears appeared on MTV wearing a tank top with the words "page six six six." And the new Geico commercial with a witch flying around a broom factory.
The non-stop subliminal witchcraft is accelerating because the spineless, effeminate perverts behind the church pulpits of America know nothing about the enemies of God and how to identify them, how to fight them and how to rid them from the land. I was watching the highly touted judeo-Christian mouthpiece David Barton on TBN the other night and he said Christianity is the greatest religion because we tolerate the freedom of other religions to practice their faith in our country. That’s not Christianity, it’s Hinduism. Dharma is the practice of tolerance towards other races and religions. This kind of thinking is why we are teetering on the brink of destruction and are in the initial stages of divine judgment. God views witches, wizards, sorcerers, devil worshippers, magicians, astrologers, shamans, mediums, ghostbusters et al as evil. The Bible says, "Ye that love the Lord, hate evil" (Ps. 97:10). Hate the damn witches, don't fear them. The antichrist will portray our view as intolerant, akin to racism or homophobia or antisemitism and to that element of our society I say, "Get used to it, we're marching forward."
Remember Slick Willie saying, "We will not tolerate intolerance"? Well, we see through his presidential mask of hypocrisy. It’s been said that Bill and Hillary are high ranking witches in the world of the occult. Do you remember the White House Christmas tree decorated with pagan fertility gods and condoms? Do you remember the huge American flag during her campaign that had upside down stars? She lost her bid for the election, which can only mean that a higher ranking darker witch won. There is overwhelming evidence that the highest echelons of government reek of witchcraft. Nancy Reagan consulted with astrologers for her husband’s decision-making. Therefore, Halloween gets a free pass and indeed a nod of demonic approval. I think there’s a witches brew about the Benghazi-gate cover up and Hillary holds the cards.
"When you enter the country which the Lord thy God has given you [like America] you shall not learn to imitate the depravities of those heathen" (Deut. 18:9). Indeed, early White Christian Americans did not succumb to pagan abominations, because they loved their God and their own kind. They clearly understood I Thes. 5:22, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them [and that's just what I'm doing]. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret" (Eph. 5:11-12). That's why I haven't gotten into any great detail about pagan practices.Suffice it to say this anecdote about a 4th grade teacher who did a poll of her nine year olds on what they would like to do most to celebrate Halloween. 80% of these children expressed the wish to 'kill somebody'. Where do young fragile minds get such ideas? Do they get it from Christian Identity 'hate groups'? They've probably never even heard of us. The answer is simple. Halloween is inculcated in our youth at a very early stage in life, whereby the annual event grants deference to mutilation, blood, guts and gore. Just look at the increase in tattoos and piercings… it’s epidemic. The repulsive becomes fun. Fun for the unsuspecting, gullible and mischievous that is. It breaks down the inhibitions and reservations towards cold blooded murder and malicious violence. We are being programmed to be desensitized to the pain and suffering of our fellow man. I think that’s what the Mel Gibson movie, ‘The Passion”, was all about; a gore fest to entertain witches and sadistic sociopaths who love the idea of whipping and torturing and finally crucifying the Savior of our race.
We have a new department of Homeland Security to wage a war on terrorism and yet we have a national pagan holiday on the calendar which glorifies terror. Incredibly, we still hear professing Christians proclaim, "Dressing up the kids in costumes, playing trick or treat, carving jack-o-lanterns, displaying ghosts and skeletons doesn't mean anything pagan or occultic to me." With this kind of attitude they should be able to drink rat poison because they choose not to believe it would lead to a quick demise. Why then, do they think they can avoid spiritual harm by ignoring God's spiritual warnings?
"You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God" (James 4:4-5). I hate the sins of Halloween and I hate the sinners that rationalize it. The evil architects and promoters of this holiday deliberately make light jest of their own misconduct and God's Law at the same time, and give others the impression that they're just fun loving folks. However, when the mask is removed, they are God's enemies, deserving of His judgment.
This is one night of the year that law enforcement dreads more than any other. Merry pranksters run interference for more serious crimes. When men forget God, God forgets them. We're familiar with Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge", but rarely do we heed the rest of the verse, "Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Halloween is a time for predators of children. The dirty little secret as to why jews have been purged from dozens of nations over the span of centuries is because of kidnapping and child ritual murder. It's what jews call "the blood libel". However, there's a preponderance of documentation dealing with occult blood sacrifices and jewish complicity. Have you heard of all the missing White children this month? One little girl was found dead in a garbage dump. The Nancy Grace Show is one continuous program of missing and/or murdered children.
The word occult comes from the Latin meaning secret, hidden or esoteric (understood only by a small private group) knowledge or practices. The Bible says, "There is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come to light" (Mark 4:22). Ironically, WalMart sells a book called "Halloween: Behind the Mask (what every Christian parent should know)." But, it's not in the section that sells masks and costumes or bags of Halloween sugar.
So, ladies and gentlemen, what are we to do? Have some sort of Christian counterpart to Halloween on October 31? I don't think so. Forget the parties. Withdraw from the trappings. Treat it as a day of particular evil. The innocuous naiveté of Oct. 31 are long gone, but that does not mean we cannot protect our innocent youth from being offended. Turn off your porch light so little demons don't come knocking on your door. You might want to make a mental note of which neighbors and businesses decorate in the orange/black. This is to identify those who are hooked on the satanic and whether inadvertently or intentionally are aiding and abetting the antichrist enemies of America. Christ's command is to "come out from among them, and be ye separate… and touch not the unclean thing" (II Cor. 6:17). Your home and your church should be hallowed ground for blessings, not a breeding ground for curses. It is your duty to discriminate and to be intolerant. I implore every true Christian to knuckle down in imprecatory and then rise up in a quickening of judgment. Boycott satanic businesses. Know your neighborhood.
In Corinth, meat was sold that had been sacrificed to idols and Paul said in I Cor. 10:23 that "everything is permissible". After all, he didn't believe the pagan gods really existed. Some judeos argue that Christians can dress up in costumes and just have a 'pumpkin party', because we belong to Christ and don't really emulate the traditions of the ancient Celts. But Paul didn't stop on his dissertation of freedom and liberty to do things. He added, "Not everything is beneficial" or edifying. In this light we need to discern the fruits of Halloween. It most certainly is not love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness etc.
What may not hurt us may hurt others. What we do should not become a stumbling block to the weak, the blind or the vulnerable, such as children or anybody else that isn't mature enough in Jesus Christ or has not put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6). We are God's battle ax and weapons of war, not the Grim Reaper's sickle and temptations of the world. With us, God will break in pieces the world of the occult, paganism and destroy the kingdoms of darkness.
Meat is just meat and a pumpkin is just a pumpkin. The problem is turning something good into something evil and calling something evil good. Let us now fear the Lord our God and nothing else. To hell with Halloween.