Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Devil is in the Candy

It is raining again, not a continuous downpour but constant drizzle with occasional downpours so between the steps of baking the weekly sourdough I am cruising around the net. Steve Benen has an interesting bit today in his weekly "This Week in God" post.

In a truly bizarre piece, CBN published fears from Kimberly Daniels about Halloween, which, I assure you, was not a parody.

During Halloween, time-released curses are always loosed. A time-released curse is a period that has been set aside to release demonic activity and to ensnare souls in great measure ... 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.

The CBN piece, which was eventually removed from the site out of embarrassment, went on to say, "While the lukewarm and ignorant think of these customs as 'just harmless fun,' the vortexes of hell are releasing new assignments against souls. Witches take pride in laughing at the ignorance of natural men (those who ignore the spirit realm).... 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 "scary things" include, according to the article, "orgies between animals and humans," "animal and human sacrifices," and "sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood."

I guess the main question we have to answer is whether the demons inhabit every piece of candy or whether they have 'favorites'. If I was a demon I am pretty sure I would lean toward certain candies over others. I would have to say I would go for Almond Joy or Mounds over lets say a Milkyway or a Twix bar over a PayDay. I'm pretty fond of Nestle's Crunch, however. Then again, some of the older treats are nice too, like MaryJane and Bit o' Honey. It would be a tough choice. Are there enough demons to inhabit every piece or is some just missed for lack of participation? If there are more demons than candy are there candy possession fights? As to the witches praying and dedicating over all the candy...does Hershey's and M&M Mars have witches on staff or do they just bring them in for the Halloween season?

Definitely some questions around the whole demonic candy possession scenario.

If you were a demon and had to possess some candy which would it be?

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