The Devil in the Diaspora
(November 1, 2012)
November 1, is All Souls' Day, a day
inseparably connected with Halloween. It's no mistake that movies like Paranormal Activity 4,
Silent Hill: Revelation, The Possession, Sinister, House at the End of the Street,
and Resident Evil: Retribution, are currently in theaters.
makes this seasonal batch of demonic movies different from past ones is that today, on an unprecedented
scale, toddlers and up are the targets. Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, and Hotel Transylvania--along
with a host of hair-raising, spine-chilling video games, the likes of which the world has never seen
before--will innocuously introduce a new generation to Satanism.
Arrested for Celebrating Halloween?: Also, at no time in
history could someone be arrested for celebrating Halloween. Indeed, if you're a child predator living
in Los Angeles County, you will be incarcerated if you put up Halloween decorations since you are ordered
to darken your house and make it look as if no one's home.
it's more dangerous than ever in these demonized days. One news organization gathered 35 pages of sex
offenders within a one-mile radius of three Halloween events in L.A. Like devil worshippers, child predators
White Magic: Satan is
a non-discriminatory equal-opportunity Monster. He hates everybody; it doesn't matter if you're Black
or White. He used Europeans (the Irish, Scottish, Manx, Celts, neopagans, and White Wiccans) to cultivate Halloween throughout
the European expansionist venture.
This holiday essentially
grew from Irish mythology of the Middle Ages. It was then known as the festival of Samhain, a time when the dead could
communicate with the living. It "was essentially a festival for the dead," says Wikipedia, and was "held on
31 October-1 November."
Samhain "was seen as a time
when the ‘door' to the Otherworld opened enough for the souls of the dead, and other beings, to come into our world.
Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them.
It has thus been likened to a festival of the dead. People also took steps
to protect themselves from harmful spirits, which is thought to have led to the custom of guising. Divination
was also done at Samhain."
sex, and child murder were also involved.
In Irish mythology,
a goddess, The Morrígan (Morríghan), had sex with a god, The Dagda (Daghdha) before they
fought the Fomorians, "a semi-divine race said to have inhabited Ireland in ancient times." Fomorians
are "similar to the Greek Titans."
Additionally, "Samhain in
ancient Ireland was associated with the god Crom Cruach," says Wikipedia. "King Tigernmas
(Tighearnmhas) was said to have made offerings to Crom Cruach each Samhain, sacrificing a first-born
child by smashing their head against a stone idol of the god."
"Samhainophobia" is "the fear of Halloween," reveals Wikipedia.
Black Magic: Has the Devil influenced Blacks in the African
Diaspora? Well, have you heard of Santería, Voodoo, or Candomblé?
One university textbook states:
"Santeria was influenced
by Spanish colonial Catholicism and grew up in Cuba; Voodoo, influenced by French Catholicism, developed in Haiti; and Candomblé,
influenced by Portuguese Catholicism, developed in Brazil."
is some disagreement about the names given to two of these religions. Although the term Santería (‘saint-thing'
or ‘saint-way') was originally a negative way of identifying the movement, it is used here because most of the religion's
practitioners accept it and use it themselves.
"However, the alternate name
Lukumi or Lucumi (from the Yoruba language) is gaining some acceptance. The word Voodoo
comes from the Fon word vodun (‘mysterious power'), but because the word voodoo
has taken on so many negative connotations, some authorities prefer to sue the word Voudun instead.
In all three religions we find variations in spellings of terms and of the names of gods."
"Although the three religions are a mixture of native African religions with Roman
Catholicism, describing how elements have mingled is far from easy. Sometimes the terms syncretism, synthesis,
and symbiosis are used to describe the mixture, suggesting a happy blend of complements; the
environment within which these religions emerged, however, was one of coercions and fear.
"Slaves were often forcibly baptized into Roman Catholic Christianity,
and African religious practice was suppressed--sometimes harshly."
Devil is in the human Diaspora, for "the whole world" is under his spell! (1 John
5:19; Matthew 4:8, 9; Luke 4:5-7, New World Translation) Oppose him and he'll flee from you. (James 4:7)
Peace and blessings to all. Amen.