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There Are No Evolutionists On Halloween

Spooky is the type of spirituality that Americans are comfortable with.  Faith in demons, ghosts, omens, and imps isn’t much of a leap for most.  Spine-tingling premonition is esteemed with solemn reverence.

But with the mere mention of morality, something magical happens.  Talk of righteousness, divine revelation, and a Holy Ghost turns everyone into post-modern, rationalist, naturalist, materialist atheists.  If you really want your countrymen’s skin to crawl, encourage piety.  You’ll find it’s holiness that’s most horrifying to them.  Our neighbors would rather hold the hand of the devil than entertain angels.  What are we to make of this?  Well, despite what they may assert to the contrary, Americans actually believe in darkness and light; in an a priori evil and good.  And that’s somewhat heartening, even if they’re far more comfortable living in the shadows than in resplendent sunshine.  Jesus observed this phenomenon and mentioned it in his discourse with Nicodemus, “. . . the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil.”  The occult is an empty, sugary spirituality – lollipops for suckers.  Christianity offers communion with God – the body and blood of Christ for sinners.