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Ep 697 | Revealing the Real Origins of Halloween | Guests: Jeremiah Roberts & Andrew Soncrant (Cultish‪)‬ Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

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Today we’re joined again by Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew Soncrant, hosts of the podcast "Cultish," this time to discuss the origins of Halloween and how Christians should view the holiday. We look at Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season, and its origins and true meaning, as well as how it has historically been linked to Halloween's origins. We also talk about Guy Fawkes Day and the history of trick or treat and ultimately ask the question: Should Christians celebrate Halloween? If so, where is the line between celebrating death and gore and celebrating a kid-friendly festive holiday? We talk about the importance of understanding that we're in a cultural free fall into neo-Paganism and how this might contribute to our understanding and celebration of Halloween. What does good discernment look like in this context?

Check out the Cultish website and Instagram!

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Timecodes:

[01:11] New stickers!
[02:06] Interview with Jeremiah & Andrew begins
[14:43] How did Halloween develop into a holiday celebrating death?
[20:02] Basing convictions on historical reality
[25:31] Satanic panic
[30:13] Discernment for the Christian
[37:10] Reclaiming Halloween
[45:00] Origins of Saimhain's false connection to Halloween

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Previous Episodes:

Ep 666 | Confronting the Occult, Demonic Symbolism & Witchcraft | Guests: Jeremiah Roberts & Andrew Soncrant (Cultish) https://apple.co/3zf0M3P

Ep 216 | The Rise of Millennial Witches https://apple.co/3TNMsao

Ep 170 | Is It OK to Celebrate Halloween? https://apple.co/3TT6osm

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Today we’re joined again by Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew Soncrant, hosts of the podcast "Cultish," this time to discuss the origins of Halloween and how Christians should view the holiday. We look at Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season, and its origins and true meaning, as well as how it has historically been linked to Halloween's origins. We also talk about Guy Fawkes Day and the history of trick or treat and ultimately ask the question: Should Christians celebrate Halloween? If so, where is the line between celebrating death and gore and celebrating a kid-friendly festive holiday? We talk about the importance of understanding that we're in a cultural free fall into neo-Paganism and how this might contribute to our understanding and celebration of Halloween. What does good discernment look like in this context?

Check out the Cultish website and Instagram!

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Timecodes:

[01:11] New stickers!
[02:06] Interview with Jeremiah & Andrew begins
[14:43] How did Halloween develop into a holiday celebrating death?
[20:02] Basing convictions on historical reality
[25:31] Satanic panic
[30:13] Discernment for the Christian
[37:10] Reclaiming Halloween
[45:00] Origins of Saimhain's false connection to Halloween

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Today's Sponsors:

CrowdHealth — get your first 6 months for just $99/month. Use promo code 'ALLIE' when you sign up at JoinCrowdHealth.com.

Hunter Douglas — get your free Style Gets Smarter design guide at HunterDouglas.com/ALLIE today!

Patriot Mobile — go to PatriotMobile.com/ALLIE or call 972-PATRIOT and use promo code 'ALLIE' to get free activation!

Covenant Eyes — protect you and your family from the things you shouldn't be looking at online. Go to coveyes.com/ALLIE to try it FREE for 30 days!

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Previous Episodes:

Ep 666 | Confronting the Occult, Demonic Symbolism & Witchcraft | Guests: Jeremiah Roberts & Andrew Soncrant (Cultish) https://apple.co/3zf0M3P

Ep 216 | The Rise of Millennial Witches https://apple.co/3TNMsao

Ep 170 | Is It OK to Celebrate Halloween? https://apple.co/3TT6osm

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"R.I.P. ROE" Sticker:

https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey/products/rip-roe-sticker

"Go VOTE" Sticker:

https://shop.blazemedia.com/products/vote-sticker?pr_prod_strat=use_description&pr_rec_id=6552e1052&pr_rec_pid=7931910291709&pr_ref_pid=7926489317629&pr_seq=uniform

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Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book

Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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