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Pat Robertson's Web Site Warns Against Demonic Halloween Candy
Opposing Views ^ | October 29, 2009 | Kimberly Daniels

Posted on 10/29/2009 8:15:56 PM PDT by tlb

. TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Web site has just issued a bulletin warning Americans of the real threat we face this season: Demons may be lurking in our Halloween candy.

In a column on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Web site, writer Kimberly Daniels asserts that “demons” sneak into bags of Halloween candy at grocery stores.

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches,” Daniels wrote. “I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.”

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, urged Robertson and Daniels to lighten up.

“I’ve heard of the devil being in the details, but to think he’s lurking inside a Snickers bar is a little too much,” Lynn quipped. “Pat Robertson has always peddled some scary stuff, but this is over the top.”

Daniels asserts that far from being harmless fun, Halloween is a veritable doorway to hell, full of literal monsters.

“Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats,” she wrote. “It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.”

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CBN quickly took down the original column so I had to get the text elsewhere.

http://www.cbn.com/four0four.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/halloween/halloween_danger_daniels.aspx

When candy gorged kids heads are spinning, I always thought it was just too much sugar. Now I understand. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing people he didn't invent M&Ms.

"Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist."

That gives me hope for Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters.

1 posted on 10/29/2009 8:15:56 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

I missed the sarcasm tag.


2 posted on 10/29/2009 8:22:32 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: tlb

3 posted on 10/29/2009 8:23:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: All

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches,” Daniels wrote.

Is it just me or does Kimberly Daniels have a little too much spare time on her hands?


4 posted on 10/29/2009 8:23:25 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: tlb

I will say this again. The Holy Spirit does not make you nuts! With friends like Robertson who needs enemies?


5 posted on 10/29/2009 8:23:46 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: tlb

It’s one thing to oppose Halloween on principle that can be backed up but claiming curses and demonic influence can be delivered via candy has no biblical support.


6 posted on 10/29/2009 8:24:48 PM PDT by fso301
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To: MplsSteve

Halloween is a big night for witches. Covens DO meet and they DO “pray” and have ceremonies leading up to Halloween.


7 posted on 10/29/2009 8:26:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Do you speak from experience?

just kidding...

8 posted on 10/29/2009 8:27:54 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh man...


9 posted on 10/29/2009 8:30:12 PM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: fso301
I don't believe the candy is "cursed but,

Matthew 18:18
18"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven

I don't "celebrate" Halloween.

10 posted on 10/29/2009 8:31:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: fso301

Don’t bother trying to reason with these people. It’s hopeless.


11 posted on 10/29/2009 8:32:10 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: tlb

The story is still not there even with your link. Did you actually read it? Not that PR is beyond such, but as it looks you posted that this came from CBN and the link goes to au.org then there’s no story to back it up... so it looks a little odd.


12 posted on 10/29/2009 8:32:22 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: darkangel82

Yes. Not kidding.


13 posted on 10/29/2009 8:32:22 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: tlb

14 posted on 10/29/2009 8:32:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: MplsSteve

Is it just me or does Kimberly Daniels have a little too much spare time on her hands? ............................... What kind of medicine does her doctor prescribe? This is totally asinine. Oh, I get it , its satire, right? Rhet.


15 posted on 10/29/2009 8:34:24 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (No 3rd Parties, the real winner will be the loser. A 3 party election needs a run off.)
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To: tlb

Now I know why I have been feeling a little whacky lately. I admit I broke into the Halloween candy stash. Two Reese’s and two Almond Joy no-fun-size candy bars and I’m ready to go howl at the sorta 2/3rd’s moon. That and my son’s new $5,600 braces bill have me howling. Awwwhoooo!


16 posted on 10/29/2009 8:34:53 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: mnehring

lol!


17 posted on 10/29/2009 8:35:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: fso301

Agreed... see verses concerning meat sacrificed to idols. According to scriptures, if I ask God’s blessing on what I eat it doesn’t matter what was done to it before.

It borderlines on superstition to think food can be “cursed”.


18 posted on 10/29/2009 8:35:42 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - Evo's place much faith in something for which there is no proof. Crazy!)
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To: tlb
Warns Against Demonic Halloween Candy

But, the demonic candy is the best kind!!!

19 posted on 10/29/2009 8:38:19 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: tlb
The demons cannot tell the difference.

Surely she doesn't think demons are so dense.

A clear case of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:40:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: tlb

I’ve always been suspicious of nougat — even at other times of the year. It just seems sinister somehow.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 8:43:19 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: JoeProBono; Patrick1; Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows; MarkBsnr; narses

One look at the world around us, and I need no further proof of the reality of demons, but I think they’re far more likely found on Capitol Hill and the White House these days.

(Although Ole Jed and his entourage might just be a little too deep into the candy jar - it would explain a lot!)


22 posted on 10/29/2009 8:44:58 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: tlb
Its not what goes into your mouth that makes you unclean. It is what comes out of your mouth and your heart...Jesus.
23 posted on 10/29/2009 8:46:21 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: tlb
This man has been causing our children to turn to Satan for decades:


24 posted on 10/29/2009 8:50:59 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: tlb

I was raised in Pentecostal churches all my life and never once was I not allowed to participate in halloween. This is a bit “o’er the top” IMHO. I understand the dangers are greater as the worldwide communication grows tighter, but kids need halloween as a very good old fashioned release. (not to mention that huge Kroger bag filled with candy) Good Grief.


25 posted on 10/29/2009 8:52:04 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: DJ MacWoW
Sounds like it’s best that you stay home, then. But for God’s sake, DON'T OPEN THE DOOR!!! They only LOOK like the kids in your neighborhood!
26 posted on 10/29/2009 8:55:43 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Clemenza

You FOOL! You’ll unleash the Prince of Darkness!


27 posted on 10/29/2009 8:58:47 PM PDT by stormer
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To: tlb

I think that I shall never see... my feet.

I think it only proper to end this portion of our discussion with a prayer.

Lord, my soul is ripped with riot,
Incited by my wicked diet.
We are what we eat, said a wise old man,
And Lord, if that’s true, I’m a garbage can!
I want to rise on Judgment Day, that’s plain,
But at my present weight, I’ll need a crane!

So grant me strength that I may not fall
Into the clutches of cholesterol.
May my flesh with carrot curls be sated
That my soul may be polyunsaturated.
And show me the light that I may bear witness
To the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

At oleomargarine I’ll never mutter,
For the road to hell is spread with butter.
And cake is cursed, and cream is awful,
And Satan is hiding in every waffle.
Mephistopheles lurks in provolone,
The devil is in each slice of bologna,
Beelzebub is a chocolate drop,
And Lucifer is a lollipop!

Give me this day my daily slice -
But cut it thin and toast it twice.
I beg upon my dimpled knees,
Deliver me from Jujubees.
And my when days of trial are done
And my war with malted milks is won,
Let me stand with the saints in heaven
In a shining robe - Size 37!

I can do it, Lord, if you’ll show to me
The virtues of lettuce and celery.
If you’ll teach me the evils of mayonnaise,
The sinfulness of hollandaise
And pasta a la milanese
And potatoes a la lyonaise
And crisp fried chicken from the south!
Lord, if you love me, SHUT MY MOUTH!

—Victor Buono (R.I.P.)


28 posted on 10/29/2009 8:58:56 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: fso301
It’s one thing to oppose Halloween on principle that can be backed up but claiming curses and demonic influence can be delivered via candy has no biblical support.

Teaching kids to go door to door demanding handouts or risk property damage is good training for future Democrats.

29 posted on 10/29/2009 8:59:05 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was this lousy tagline.)
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To: stormer

Been in witchcraft and a member of a coven. Have you?


30 posted on 10/29/2009 9:00:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: MplsSteve
Who's to say the receiving clerk is not rebuking the Demons when they get to the stores. /s
31 posted on 10/29/2009 9:03:04 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: tlb
Boo.


32 posted on 10/29/2009 9:07:37 PM PDT by stormer
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To: DJ MacWoW

All the time. We usually cast some spells and do some sacrifices. Later we’ll grab a couple of brews and talk about football.


33 posted on 10/29/2009 9:09:11 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

So you have no personal knowledge on the subject.


34 posted on 10/29/2009 9:16:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: stormer

Oh and, Goodnight.


35 posted on 10/29/2009 9:17:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: tlb

Sounds like the meds ran out down in CBN-land. However, it appears they’ve gotten their refills now and done a bit of website editing. http://www.cbn.com/four0four.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/halloween/halloween_danger_daniels.aspx

The page now reads “We’re sorry, the page you have requested cannot be found. The web page you were attempting to view may not exist or may have moved. Please try checking the web address for typos or you can click here to try searching CBN.com for the content you are looking for. Contact CBN.com technical feedback.”

Of course, maybe the candy demons got mad at the CBNers for exposing their demonic secrets and put a curse on the website. But I’m leaning towards the meds explanation . . .


36 posted on 10/29/2009 9:22:07 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: tlb
CBN.com has taken down the original column, but Google has it cached:

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:tpp4ipDgs2IJ:www.cbn.com/spirituallife/onlinediscipleship/halloween/halloween_danger_daniels.aspx+kimberly+daniels+the+danger+of+celebrating+halloween&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

The same article, "The Danger of Celebrating Halloween," is also available at a site run by some publication called _Charisma Magazine_:

http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/prophetic-insight/23723-the-danger-of-celebrating-halloween

Here's a little more context from the article by Mrs. Daniels:

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.

I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.

Sounds like a Pentecostal riff on the old "poisoned Halloween candy/razor blades in the apple" stories which have been circulating since the 70s.

37 posted on 10/29/2009 9:25:59 PM PDT by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: tlb

So that explains why I always get a toothache from Halloween candy.. it was the demons all along!


38 posted on 10/29/2009 9:31:49 PM PDT by vigilante2
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To: tlb

39 posted on 10/29/2009 9:34:42 PM PDT by Manic_Episode
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To: GovernmentShrinker

My guess is too much coffee, and too much sugar in the coffee.


40 posted on 10/29/2009 9:36:00 PM PDT by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: tlb

If Pat is talking about Necco Wafers, then he is spot on. Necco Wafers are truly Halloween candy from Hell.

Here is the list of the TOP TEN MOST HATED HALLOWEEN TREATS.

1. Raisins

Little boxes of stuck-together shriveled globs are not what little kids schlep around the neighborhood for all night. When they say trick-or-treat, they want candy that will rot their teeth, not wrinkled grapes. (Using an empty box as a kazoo-like instrument, though, is kinda fun.)

2. Candy Corn

The most polarizing candy of all. The fruitcake of Halloween; it just never goes away. If you love them, fine. But don’t subject the rest of us haters to the sickeningly sweet triangle that tastes like neither candy nor corn.

3. Necco Wafers

These chalky candies are supposedly “fruit-flavored,” but no fruit I know tastes like dust — and makes everything eaten after taste like dust, too.

4. Dum Dum Lollipops

Usually, foods on a stick are yummy (corn dogs, ice pops), but Dum Dums just can’t be included on that list. Not even if they were breaded and deep-fried and served at a fair.

5. Apples

Long before “poisoned candy” scares, evil people were handing out apples instead of candy on Halloween. This disappointing “treat” is the main reason to avoid unwrapped food while trick-or-treating.

6. Toothbrushes

Dentists and orthodontists should not be allowed to celebrate Halloween if they’re going to get all tooth doctory on us. Do not bring your work home with you, folks! We all have a personal responsibility to brush, and maybe some of us will forget, but your complimentary bristles on a stick (instead of a Snickers) will not help us remember. It will make us despise you and your trade.

7. Tootsie Rolls

It looks like chocolate and sort of smells like chocolate, but the mini brown tubes are not real chocolate. They taste like watered-down chocolate, and have a chewy texture that will strip the fillings right off your molars.

8. Laffy Taffy

I do not laffy when I get these. I sobby. I get depressedy. Because it gets all stucky to my teethy and doesn’t even taste that goody.

9. Miscellaneous, Wrapped Hard Candies

Halloween is supposed to be a holiday for young people, not senior citizens who suck on hard candies all day. Something about the strawberry-shaped strawberries, gold-wrapped butterscotch, and peppermint way past the expiration date. (These usually get set aside for Granny.)

10. Anything Fun-Sized

Who started calling it this? Since when is one bite fun?! Give us the rich houses with the sprawling driveways and full-sized candy bars any day. Portion control doesn’t need to start this young.


41 posted on 10/29/2009 9:39:03 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

You crack me up!


42 posted on 10/29/2009 9:42:22 PM PDT by Shethink13
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To: stormer
"You FOOL! You’ll unleash the Prince of Darkness!"

Oh, NO! You mean that Ozzy is going to appear and mumble unintelligibly?
43 posted on 10/29/2009 9:42:36 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: tlb
"I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.”"

I have also prayed for Hillary.

44 posted on 10/29/2009 10:17:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (I can't fight no more forever- that's why I carry a .45.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Don’t forget Dia De Los Muertos! It’s not just witches sprinkling magical demon spirits on candy, it’s Mexicans too!


45 posted on 10/29/2009 10:26:32 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: Poe White Trash

I know a lot of people who overdo it on the coffee and sugar, but they never start spouting craziness like this!


46 posted on 10/29/2009 10:30:15 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: DJ MacWoW
Been in witchcraft and a member of a coven.

So you should know more than anyone else here that magical thinking is irrational.

Or perhaps you'll tell me that you had all sorts of success casting spooky spells?
47 posted on 10/29/2009 10:32:22 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: tlb
*rolls eyes*

As far as I know, the little bags of pretzels and the tootsie rolls I'm handing out to the kiddlewinks on Saturday won't cause any demonic possession. Come to think of it, though, they'll probably be on a sugar high, later Saturday night, and they might act like little demons. ;o)

48 posted on 10/29/2009 10:33:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NavyCanDo

I LOVE Necco wafers. Carry them around all the time. I remember my mother buying them for me when I was a tiny little tot, and the really cool thing is they haven’t changed at all in the intervening 40+ years. Even the wrapper — they did “update” the font style, but other than that, it’s still the same old unsealed wax paper wrapper. Pretty rare nowadays.


49 posted on 10/29/2009 10:34:19 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: tlb

If CBN has taken the article off their site what’s the big stink?


50 posted on 10/29/2009 10:36:00 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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