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Friday, October 31, 2003

 

Can't they just hate Valentines Day like everyone else?

It seems that Halloween is getting more flack than usual this year. Check out these stories:

This link leads to a revisionist history of the holiday. As an added bonus, it includes a special Halloween prayer that will protect you from the evil forces that are trying to trick you into trick or treating.

Curious to find out how deeply-religious Christians
avoid the temptation of dressing up like monsters and harassing neighbors for food? They take their kids to a Hallelujah Parties or God's Harvest Festivals. Click here for more info.

Did Assembly of God put on "Hell House" this year? The internet turned up no results. The small congregation in Austin, Texas hosts a Christian haunted house every year, drawing national headlines and tens of thousands of visitors. The church attempts to "scare the hell" out of visitors by graphically recreating such horrors as botched abortions, AIDS deaths, rape, school shootings, suicide, and drunk driving accidents (and then showing the perpetrators dragged off to hell by masked demons). Last year, a documentary about the AOG was released. To learn more click here.

According to the AP, the French have completely lost interest in "Le Halloween" since its national debut in 1998.

And the Russians have banned the "morally damaging" holiday altogether.

What a bunch of Hallo-weenies.

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