Is This Christianity?

Halloween pumpkinCraig James (The Religion Virus) brought us another great post last week that ought to raise some interesting questions. He reprinted a guest post on the dangers of Halloween by Kimberly Daniels that appeared in Charisma, which he described as "a serious Christian news site with a large following." I'm not familiar with Charisma, but if he's right in describing it this way, it might explain the disclaimer they added to Daniels' post. Still, they did post it, and that suggests that the views she expresses cannot be that far out of the mainstream. This leads me to ask: can this possibly be Christianity in 2011?

As you read the following, you'll need to remind yourself that Daniels is serious.
Lucifer is a part of the demonic godhead. Remember, everything God has, the devil has a counterfeit. Halloween is a counterfeit holy day that is dedicated to celebrating the demonic trinity of : the Luciferian Spirit (the false father); the Antichrist Spirit (the false holy spirit); and the Spirit of Belial (the false son).
See what I mean? It is so tempting to think that this must be a Poe, but I do not think it is. I think Daniels' really believes this stuff. For her, Halloween is a terrifying prospect with which Christians should not be involved.
During this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches.
Read that last sentence again. Did you know that most Halloween candy has been prayed over by witches? Damn, there must be some busy witches this time of year!

Daniels' post provides a fascinating insight into her twisted mind. But the fact that Charisma posted it at all strongly suggests that she is not alone. I wonder how many Christians there are today who share Daniels' conviction that:
The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
  • Sex with demons
  • Orgies between animals and humans
  • Animal and human sacrifices
  • Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
  • Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
  • Revel nights
  • Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
  • Release of "time-released" curses against the innocent and the ignorant.
James' analysis is spot-on:
Wow. Can you imagine what the author's life must be like? Demons and witches lurk behind every bush and in every dark corner. Lucifer and God watch her when she undresses or does anything intimate. The candy counter at the grocery store has been cursed by witches. Evil spirits try to subvert her every action. Her friends are all going to Hell. And the only path she can take to avoid all of these dangers is to follow the confusing jumble of morals and advice from a book written over two thousand years ago – a time when these superstitions might have been understandable.
It really is remarkable, isn't it? It would be easy to suggest that Ms. Daniels is in dire need of psychiatric treatment, but I think the more interesting question is how many others inhabit this bizarre world in which she apparently lives.