If you can stand another sermon/history lesson – at one time All Hallows Eve (Halloween) was a church holiday. As far back as the Middle Ages, Europe was so crowded bodies were buried only long enough for the flesh to rot off the bones, which were then dug up and stacked in a Carnal House. On the day before All Hallows Day (also known as All Saints Day) the bones were brought out and burned. Because Christians have no reason to fear death or Satan, the church encouraged people to “spite the devil” by dressing up and making fun of him. The day is not Satanic, it is entirely anti-Satanic, if you will.