Polish Church Jumps On Halloween Bashing Bandwagon
Gruesome costumes and fancy dress are a popular way of
Poland's Catholic Church has warned that modern Halloween
promoting the occult.
In a statement on its website, the Church said that
Halloween could contradict Church teachings and
One archbishop said the 31 October celebrations were
to young people.
Archbishop Andrzej Dziega warned that Halloween was behind a
"This kind of fun, tempting children like candy, also poses
possibility of great spiritual damage, even destroying
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"
people to a "world of darkness, including devils, vampires
in the name of "fun".
The archbishop's statement echoes that of the Catholic
Church in Poland,
which warned that the "occult rituals" contradicted Church
The All Saints religious feast is widely celebrated in the
Catholic nation on 1 November, with relatives often
the country to tend to the graves of late relatives,
with lanterns and wreaths.
But the American-style practice of carving pumpkins and
dressing up as
monsters, ghouls and devils the night before has also become
Church of England
promotes Religious Hatred
To Scare Kids back into pews
The Church of England was today
branded intransigent and imperialistic for breaking all its previous
promises with regard to multi-faith harmony by condoning an attack
on the religion of Paganism
The Sub-culture Alternatives
Freedom Foundation (SAFF), a human rights group formed in 1988 which
works to protect the religious rights of minority groups, has
accused the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, of allowing
his evangelical wing to breach the religious hate laws in a campaign
by the Manchester Diocese. The campaign, despite a complete lack of
evidence, alleges that Pagan Children who are allowed to celebrate
Halloween will suffer permanent psychological damage.
The SAFF has demanded that
Rowan Williams take action to correct this sectarian propaganda. If
no action is taken the SAFF will have no alternative but to take the
Church of England to the courts with an official complaint of a
breach of the new Religious Hatred laws.
SAFF director Tony Rhodes said:
completely stunned by the Church's breach of UK Religious hatred law
with such unsubstantiated claims. Especially after so many years of
trying to include individual Pagans, and their organisations, in
Interfaith forums up and down the country. Our phones have been red
hot with angry Pagans who feel insulted by this insensitive and
malicious allegation that they can't look after their kids. People
who took part in interfaith forums must feel really
It is common knowledge that
Christian evangelists have for years campaigned against the
popularity of Halloween but this deceitful allegation about harm to
Children at Halloween is a step too far. The Church of
England's Manchester Diocese appear to be trying to use this
misdirection to frighten supermarkets and corner shops into not
stocking Halloween masks and costumes, or to force them to display
Christian related regalia alongside them. If the CofE tried this
with Eid or Diwali there would be utter outrage from the Moslem and
Hindu population, yet the imperialist minded evangelists in the CofE
are so behind the times they think they can get away with it in
relation to minority beliefs. Halloween one of the most sacred
festivals of the pagan calendar.
WHO IS DAMAGING WHOM?
They claim Halloween can cause
long term psychological damage but all kids know that Halloween toys
are make-believe. They know that putting on masks and costumes is
not reality and is meant as fun. What damage could this possibly
cause? The vast commercialisation of Halloween in recent decades is
not something pagans find objectionable because we like children to
enjoy themselves, but apparently the killjoys in the Church of
England do not. The crux of the matter is that some evangelical
activists in the CofE are trying to establish the lie that children
who celebrate Halloween will be psychologically damaged and Rowan
Williams is letting them get away with.
Tony Rhodes said:
trying to say that allowing kids to wear Halloween costumes is a form of
abuse. The implications for Pagan families is immense and we
have every right to be outraged.
The hypocrisy of the CofE is
very clear when one compares the Christian festival of Easter to
Halloween. Children are shown an image of Christ nailed to a cross
with blood dripping from wounds. If there was any truth in the
Manchester Diocese's slur; if exposure to images did permanently
damage children then Christianity would clearly have questions to
answer. Yet here they are besmirching the genuinely held beliefs of
a religion which is much older than theirs by inferring that our
celebration is a form of child abuse.
The hysterical Satanic Ritual
Abuse scare, long proved to be a dangerous and socially damaging
libel, was also based on accusations of child abuse and first
fostered in the UK by troublemakers from evangelical Christian
groups. Ultimately wasting taxpayers' millions of pounds, and
destroying many innocent families. Have the British public forgotten
the cold shiver when they first heard of the 'dawn lifts' of
children snatched from their beds by social work stormtroopers? The
Manchester Diocese of the CofE is located only a stone's throw from
Rochdale, the scene of one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in
the Satan Scare of the 1990s. How can these people be so totally
In conjunction with the Pagan Anti-Defamation Network (PAN) the SAFF are already in correspondence with Dr Rowan's
secretary Andrew Nunn at Lambeth Palace ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) over the matter but fear that the evangelical wing of the CofE is
now so powerful that they will be allowed to get away with this open
and direct insult to another religion. We demand that Rowan Williams
reigns in these troublemakers forthwith.
Eli Ward Accuses Anglican hierarchy of covering up for Child Abusing Priests on ITN news
The Church of England Warns Parents About The 'Dangers' of Halloween but as Eli Ward's sad experience shows, it is Children IN THE CARE OF THE CHURCH who are in real danger.
Whilst these disgusting CofE preachers were
repetitively abusing children in their care the Anglican Church had the
audacity in 2008 to begin a countrywide campaign urging their churches to
attack the pagan festival of Halloween as being a danger to children!
insinuation in the CofE's campaign is that children could be preyed upon
by Witches! Such evil words would be a sick joke if it was not so serious. This national campaign was
spearheaded by the Manchester Diocese (see
but was officially condoned by Lambeth palace, the highest level
in the Church of England. It was the Church's political response
to the growing establishment of Neo-Paganism as a proper
religion. How ironic it is then to learn that, Robert Waddington, the man who so badly serially abused Eli Ward from the age of eleven, was the Dean of Manchester Cathedral.
Backpedalling quickly the Manchester Diocese, said it was aware
of Ward's allegations against its former Dean and was
" working cooperatively with the parties
is in stark contrast to when it refused to answer our complaints of
them making up lies about Halloween and inferring pagans harmed
children because of it! Being completely unable to produce any
evidence to bolster their Halloween claim they avoided the issue by
refusing to answer our correspondence.
didn't help their case much when it was revealed that claims of abuse
at the hands of Waddington were previously made by pupils at a
residential school in Queensland, Australia, where he was headmaster
from 1961 to 1970 before he became a member of the Manchester Diocese.
This scandal clearly confirms and underlines
existing SAFF research on the cess-pit of hidden child-abuse within the
Anglican church which makes the current Celebrity Paedophile
(Pedophile) Hunt seem a familiar smokescreen to hide Establishment vice
- as was the Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Myth .
These churchmen could apparenty invest resources
and time on slandering the religious festival of another belief but
victims of their priests say they turned a blind eye when complaints of
abusive clergy were made! Cover up or just plain