Kirk Cameron Wants to Steal Halloween and Turn it Into Jesus Day

Hey, did you know that not only did Pagans steal Christmas from the Christians, even though Pagans had been celebrating December 25 for centuries before Jesus was born, but they also stole HALLOWEEN? You betcha! If you doubt it, just ask Kirk Cameron.

We’re used to Pat Robertson warning us that Halloween is a time for demonic spirits, but the Christian Post reported,

“Saving Christmas” debunks theories that Christmas began as a pagan celebration of Winter Solstice. In a recent interview, Cameron addressed the same theories as they are applied to Halloween, clarifying why Christians “should have the biggest Halloween party on your block.”

Oh yeah. Kirk Cameron saved Christmas! And Halloween is next. Check it out gang:

“The real origins have a lot to do with All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve,” the actor told The Christian Post. “If you go back to old church calendars, especially Catholic calendars, they recognize the holiday All Saints Day, with All Hallows Eve the day before, when they would remember the dead. That’s all tied in to Halloween.”

Don’t take your anti-migraine medicine yet. It gets worse.

But first, let’s point out that Kirk needs to go back a little further in Church history. The Celts were celebrating on October 31 a festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in), a celebration taking place at the completion of the harvest.

My own Heathen ancestors were celebrating a festival at the same time of year known as Winternights (Old Norse vetrnætr) of which Snorri Sturluson said in the Ynglinga saga, “There should be a sacrifice at the beginning of winter for a good year.”

A good year being important in those days, because in an era before grocery stores and thermostats, what you had saved up, both for heating and for cooking, is what you had. And if you ran out, you died. So these festivals were a big deal, both on religious and on practical grounds.

Of course, as in every other instance the Church came up against stubborn Pagan beliefs, they simply performed a trick called “normative inversion” by keeping the date but substituting their own beliefs into the calendar in their place. Thus, as Wikipedia points out,

In the 9th century, the Roman Catholic Church shifted the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls’ Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ merged and helped to create the modern Halloween.

Oh Kirk…You should have stuck to being a really sucky actor and stayed away from history – and religion. This is just painfully embarrassing.

Since you didn’t, however, you’re breaking your own commandments by lying, and worse, we have to listen to some really bogus Bartonian drivel:

Early on, Christians would dress up in costumes as the devil, ghosts, goblins and witches precisely to make the point that those things were defeated and overthrown by the resurrected Jesus Christ. The costumes poke fun at the fact that the devil and other evils were publicly humiliated by Christ at His resurrection. That’s what the Scriptures say, that He publicly humiliated the devil when He triumphed over power and principality and put them under his feet. Over time you get some pagans who want to go this is our day, high holy day of Satanic church, that this is all about death, but Christians have always known since the first century that death was defeated, that the grave was overwhelmed, that ghosts, goblins, devils are foolish has-beens who used to be in power but not anymore. That’s the perspective Christians should have.

I don’t see any evidence that death has been defeated. I’ve known plenty of people who have died. As for life after death, well, Christians didn’t come up with that idea any more than they came up with the times of year to celebrate their beliefs. The beliefs, and the festivals, are all stolen from earlier Pagan belief.

Recycled beliefs on recycled festivals.

Best of all, from Cameron’s perspective, because conservatives really love themselves some “white” Christmas, you get to disguise your racism as “fun”:

When you go out on Halloween and see all people dressed in costumes and see someone in a great big bobble head Obama costume with great big ears and an Obama face, are they honoring him or poking fun? They are poking fun at him.

Yeah, nothing racist there! Just a bunch of white guys making fun of a black guy! And good thing Camerons’ fundamentalist friends have never compared Obama to a demon or to Satan huh?

Oh wait…

Koonse tells us “the ‘Fireproof’ star urged Christians to use Halloween as an opportunity to inform others about God with the biggest celebration around.”

You should have the biggest party on your block, and you should have the reason for everyone to come to your house and before anyone else’s house because yours is the most fun,” he told CP. “Halloween gives you a great opportunity to show how Christians celebrate the day that death was defeated, and you can give them Gospel tracts and tell the story of how every ghost, goblin, witch and demon was trounced the day Jesus rose from the grave. Clearly no Christians ought to be glorifying death, because death was defeated, and that was the point of All Hallows Eve.

Wonderful! Another holiday ruined. When our kids shout trick or treat, the homeowner will say, “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?”

“Sorry, no treats for you, you little Pagan b*stards!”

Happy Pagan Halloween everyone. If there are demons to be exorcised this season, they’re probably white and carrying crosses. Be careful out there.

29 Replies to “Kirk Cameron Wants to Steal Halloween and Turn it Into Jesus Day”

  1. If Jesus trounced pagan witches at the resurrection, why were they still torturing and burning them 15 centuries later? But take him seriously. There should be symbolic witch-burnings on every block on Halloween, if they’re truly committed to showing it as a Christian-based holiday. The kids who show up looking for candy dressed as witches should be flogged, not rewarded, if it’s a true celebration of their past. But that would scare the little ones (and get people arrested for child abuse), so best keep actual history well-hidden in the barn of Christian hypocrisy.

  2. This is what happens when you raise a child from infancy in insanity, teaching them to distort and twist every bit of history or science they come across until it fits what they *want* it to be… THEN promote it as Truth. Well, it’s one thing that can happen; the other is that the kid grows up, moves into the outer world, and realizes they were raised and indoctrinated in a cult, and vehemently rejects it. Too bad Kirk decided to inflict on the next generation, instead of stepping up to Reality.

    And yes, fundamentalists like Kirk are Cultists, plain and simple.

  3. I am a Christian and I loved Halloween as a child and then as a parent of young people. I still love the holiday watching all the children on my street dressing up and getting their candy.

    Lighten up Kirk it’s a fun simple holiday nothing more. No Christians didn’t invent the day and the past history of the holiday is rather mixed but 2014 is the time period we live in and every thing is fine.

  4. Yes, Collen, you’re correct; this cretin is a Cultist. We’ve stopped talking about the concept recently; we’ve stopped “naming” what they are and why they are more than radicals or fundamentalist.

    Cultist have a mission that is usually based on some kind of worldwide domination through any means available
    –they are usually guilt-ridden, passive-aggressive and are driven to promote their belief 24/7 regardless of their behavior in order to achieve that goal.

    They will not accept anyone who will not commit to their belief system; you’re either with’m or else YOU are against them, and, you will “pay” by any means they choose…they’re basically
    indoctrinated sociopaths.

    Society can lock them up forever and they would still refuse to consider the fact that the world vision they were seduced into following blindly is built upon with lies riddled with “bad behavior”…unless Deprogramming becomes part of college psychology programs.

  5. Someone should steal Kirk Cameron and replace him with an actual real sentient human being. And by the way Kirk boy..we already have a Jesus day(s) and those are stolen pagan holidays.

  6. I guess that explains why we have pumpkins, squash and all sorts of fall type things at Halloween. Its christian like of course! Every christian celebrates the harvest in church and out begging for candy!

  7. There was a house in my neighborhood that gave away tracts instead of candy. Word travelled fast as kids moving up and down the block let each other know what was going on. About a half hour into trick or treating, nobody would go near their door. On their lawn were the discarded tracts from those who had gotten the holier-than-thou “treat”. A friend told me his church gave the tracts to anyone who wanted to hand them out. Christian or cheap? You make the call.
    I hate that these asshats feel the need to suck the fun out of everything “for God”.

  8. It’s sad. I don’t feel the need to hand out Winternight tracts. But then their fanaticism only goes to show how shallow their “faith” is

  9. It’s too bad he didn’t expound upon the Christian origins of trick or treat. That would have been really funny.

  10. Kirk needs to stick with his unnatural fascination with bananas and leave the thinking to people equipped to do so.

  11. Psssst, don’t look now, Kirk, but Pope Gregory XIII changed the calendar in 1582, and the Ottoman Empire (where Jerusalem was) didn’t adopt it until 1923, at which point the calendar jumped forward nearly 2 weeks — which means Jesus of Nazareth couldn’t *possibly* have been born on “our” December 25, or, if he was born on December 25 in “Year 1,” we’re celebrating his birth much, much too early. It also means your “saintly” Hallowe’en doesn’t work, either, because it could only have started on October 31 in Catholic countries after they adopted the new calendar. So either your notion that these are “Jesus Days” is full of sh*t or Christian religious fanatics stole pagan holidays. Or both.

  12. Jack-o-lanterns are Irish, but they used turnips back in the Old Country. Pumpkins are 100% American, and make way better Jack-o-lantern heads!

  13. Cameron has to be one of the world’s greatest actors. When he was on that sitcom with Alan Thicke, I had no idea he was batsh*t crazy.

  14. People like Cameron who come to their “faith” as adults have to go to these extremes in order to convince themselves that their bullshit is real. The logic of adulthood rejects such fantasies. That is why they become people you don’t want to sit next to on the bus. Children still have magical thinking and will believe whatever adults tell them. Santa? Great, I love toys. Easter Bunny? Candy! Love the photo and caption, by the way.

  15. Christians lying to further there efforts to make everyone do exactly as they say is a disgusting and evil practice.

    The sad part is, it has worked for so long that, to them, it seems to be a holy practice sanctified by god. That is, until someone else does it. Then, it’s the “work of the devil” and has to be condemned in the loudest and most vociferous manner.

    Hypocrisy has also never been a problem for the religious.

  16. I don’t know whether to admit this, or not.
    Until this time , I don’t think I ever heard of Kirk Cameron.

  17. Must agree with you. They are cults bilking the saps. I have been saying that for so long and finally someone agrees. They follow blindly and refuse to hear any other message but theirs. People like Kirk will do anything for a buck. He wasn’t a good actor,he probably couldn’t get a mega church, so he became film maker and constant critic of everything that the real Jesus stood for.

  18. Everybody with an education knows that the Christians coopted pagan holidays and Roman holidays. It’s like the Geico commercial, everybody already know this stuff. So what, Christianity conquered the pagans. Whoever wins writes the rules.
    If you win the war, you get to write the history, like all the empires that ever existed, including the USA.
    So, maybe it is you who should get over it.

  19. That would be worse than handing out toothbrushes and dental floss! At least those things are useful.

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