By Isaac Tripp
Halloween has its origins in an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, a druidic celebration of the day when the barriers between the natural and the supernatural, or the living and the dead, are temporarily removed. The ghoul and ghost costumes schoolchildren (and college students) love to wear today are a throwback to when it was believed that spirits walked the Earth on this day.
Naturally, the fact that we continue to celebrate such a day is a cause for concern for some people whose religious beliefs dictate that such things should not be celebrated. For example, in 1982, everyone’s favorite televangelist nutcase, Pat Robertson, called Halloween a “Satanic Ritual.”
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