Tuesday, October 12, 2004


One of the things I don't like about Halloween is the cast of scary characters-- zombies, ghosts, ghouls, etc.-- which frighten little children who don't know the difference between real and imaginary. But witches bother me in a much different way.

I've met real witches-- wiccans, if you will-- and whether they believe it or not, they are still God's children. It doesn't help us expand our Christlike love for God's children to portray some of them as having green warty noses and eating unwary children. Think what you will of their beliefs, but don't lampoon them that way. (Harry Potter witches, Strega Nona, and other literary witches are a different story, because they are portrayed as human.)