It’s that time of year again. Everywhere we see these Halloween decorations with all of these fake black cats and pumpkins. So we wanted to show you a real black cat and a real pumpkin together, and we think they’re a big improvement over the fake stuff.
Fact and fantasy have a strange way of running together at this time of year. Our fantasy work The Island Chronicles reminds us that Halloween is one of the eight Wiccan holidays. Is Halloween a religious holiday? Of course! Should Christians be celebrating a pagan holiday? We don’t think so.
On 1 November, our Anglican Calendar will announce All Saints’ Day. Cats such as the one pictured above will be happy too; many of them are confined to quarters by their owners so they won’t end up on some ritual altar (or in the hands of the neighbourhood’s foremost morons.) Satan’s minions have no problem torturing and sacrificing their “mascot” on their holiday, a sad reminder that all of God’s creatures need protection from him who “comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy,” but Jesus came “that they may have Life, and may have it in greater fullness.” (John 10:10)