A Student of History

October 30, 2007

Halloween South of the Border–No Mas?

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 7:14 am


According to a news story, “Mexico’s Roman Catholic church slammed Halloween as ‘damaging and against the faith’ on Monday, and conservatives called on Mexicans to halt the steady encroachment of the gouls-and-goblins holiday and return to the country’s traditional Day of the Dead ceremonies.”

They call instead for a return to traditional customs like erecting altars and leaving “offerings of food, drink and flowers for the dearly departed.”  Now here’s the kicker:

“Those who celebrate Halloween are worshipping a culture of death that is the product of a mix of pagan customs,” the Archdiocese of Mexico published in an article Monday on its Web site. “But the worst thing is that this celebration has been identified with neo-pagans, satanism and occult worship.”

Sorry, but isn’t “offerings of food, drink and flowers for the dearly departed” also a “mix of pagan customs” too?!?!?

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