Today, October 31st, is Reformation Day. 488 years ago, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the castle church of Wittenberg, and the world was totally different ever since.
Today is also Halloween, a commemoration marked by paganism and an unhealthy emphasis on the macabre and the scary. I don’t like it at all, but neither I would like to brandish this day as an excuse for some witch hunting on our turf. Therefore I would like to point out this excellent piece by Jared. A great treatment of the Halloween question, together with some very good research pointers. Recommended!