Kirk Cameron is a wealth of stupidity. While many Christians fight tooth, nail, and little tiny dashboard Jesus bobble-head doll to keep their children from being subjected to an evil day, marked each year by dressing up in fun costumes and collecting Satan’s candy, Cameron is urging them to embrace Halloween — because, he says, the holiday is really a Christian celebration stolen by evil Pagans.
While it is fairly well universally accepted that Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to protect themselves from ghosts, Cameron is sure that it was stolen from Christians. While it is true that the Catholic church later designated November 1 as All Saints’ Day, and October 31 as “All Hallows’ Eve” in an effort to offset the evil, Pagan influence over those particular marking on the calendar, Cameron would do well to open a book that doesn’t end in -ible once in a while.
In an interview with the Christian Post published Monday, Cameron pushed his easily-discredited claim that Christians invented Halloween — just like Christmas and Easter, which they totally didn’t “borrow” from other cultures.
“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?” Cameron asked. “They are poking fun at him.”
The actor said that those who mock President Obama with Halloween masks are just acting in the same manner as Christians who 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,” he said. “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.”
But those evil, dastardly Pagans, according to Cameron, tried to steal away the holiday.
“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,” he said. “That’s the perspective Christians should have.”
Cameron said Christians 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,” adding that “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.”