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Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

Polish Catholic Church in Halloween warning

Poland's Catholic Church has warned that modern Halloween rituals risk promoting the occult.

In a statement on its website, the Church said that celebrating Halloween could contradict Church teachings and Christianity.

One archbishop said the 31 October celebrations were promoting paganism to young people.

Archbishop Andrzej Dziega warned that Halloween was behind a "culture of death".

"This kind of fun, tempting children like candy, also poses the real possibility of great spiritual damage, even destroying spiritual life," the archbishop of Szczecin-Kamien wrote in a letter to be read out at Sunday sermons, according to the Polish Press Agency.

He wrote that "irresponsible and anti-Christian fun" introduced young people to a "world of darkness, including devils, vampires and demons" in the name of "fun".

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If only our kids dressed-up like saints and not satan we would have a much more healthier society.
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How about moving to Saudi Arabia, Archbishop??
They’ve banned Valentines too.
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I think it's fine if adults let kids be kids.

I had a lot of fun on Halloween when I was a kid...Trick or Treating. Nobody got poisoned by their parents; no adults put razor blades in candy.

Let kids be kids and have some fun!

Halloween is the least of the Catholic …More
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How about moving to Saudi Arabia, Archbishop??
They’ve banned Valentines too.
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I think it's fine if adults let kids be kids.

I had a lot of fun on Halloween when I was a kid...Trick or Treating. Nobody got poisoned by their parents; no adults put razor blades in candy.

Let kids be kids and have some fun!

Halloween is the least of the Catholic Church's problems!
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Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday?

Retailers and the media.
That's it.
Normal people know Halloween is just a fun "dress-up & get candy" event for kids.
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Another puritanical cleric with his robes in a twist. BTW, definition of a puritan: a person with the creeping fear that someone, somewhere is having fun.
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Just curious, what is the archbishop's take' on Christmas trees, presents, and other such trimmings for that holiday?

Any day is what you make of it, and I say that as one who grows ever weary of splatter flicks masquerading as science fiction, and who is completely weary of 'ghost hunting' shows and demonic references on television.

When kids dress as 'Care Bears' or Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz is that evil, too?

For them, it is just fun to be someone/something else for a little while and score some treats doing it.
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Is the archbishop also as concerned about people celebrating Christmas (which isn’t the birth of the Saviour at all...not by date anyway. And the SACRIFICE of the mass which is about HIS death)

Selective outrage ceases to impress me.
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Halloween and trick-or-treating have become American traditions; a part of growing up; great memories from our childhood.

Conservatives aren't generally known to mount crusades against American traditions.

The kids aren't celebrating evil or rebelling against God. They're playing make-believe and getting candy.
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