Cell Phone Etiquette

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Cell phones have made their way into all aspects of our culture in a, sometimes, rather invasive way. The constant use of cell phones has led many businesses to post signs stating that cell phone usage is prohibited in their location. Following a few basic etiquette rules about your cell phone usage will ensure that you never offend those around you.


There is now a growing trend among restaurants to institute a no cell phone policy during dining hours. Before sitting down, you might want to check the restaurants policy on cell phone usage during the dinner service. If you absolutely have to be reachable during your dinner you can put your phone on vibrate so as not to disturb your dining companions. If you do accept a call, speak softly and keep the calls brief; letting the caller on the other end know you are trying to enjoy dinner.

Movie Theatres

Before the feature attraction starts, almost all movie theatres display messages on the screen urging their guests to be courteous and turn off their cell phones for the duration of the movie. If you are waiting for an urgent message or phone call, turn your phone on vibrate and be sure to exit the theatre before answering the call. No one wants to be the center of attention for being the inconsiderate person who interrupts the movie.


It may sounds unusual, but with the urge to be constantly reachable many cell phone users have extended their cell phone use to include the moments where they really should be considerate of the privacy of others! There are very few reasons to use your cell phone when you are in a public restroom, be considerate not only of the other people in the public restroom but of the caller on the other end.

Zoos, Aquariums, Museums


Spending a day with your family at a zoo or museum is great for educational family time; however, spending most of the day glued to your cell phone is not only inconsiderate of the needs of your family, but also to others spending time in the zoos, aquariums, and museums. Spend the time with your family, not with your cell phone.


Middle schools and high schools have restricted the usage of cell phones on their campus; often forbidding cell phone usage outright. However, the restrictions in colleges are a little more lenient. Be considerate of not only of the time of your lecturers but also of the time of your classmates; they are there to learn, not to listen to you telling your buddy all about your date last night.

Social Functions

If you are attending a party or even something as informal as a backyard barbeque, it is just common courtesy to turn off your cell phone. If you are expecting a phone call that cannot wait until after the social function, let your host know that you are expecting a call. When you do receive the call be sure to excuse yourself politely to take the call; talking loudly on the phone while in someone else’s home is beyond inconsiderate; it’s rude.

Hospital And Doctors Offices

Most hospitals post signs instructing visitors to turn off their cell phones; this is not necessarily because the phones interfere with sensitive equipment, even though often they do. It is more because cell phones can interfere with patients who have to listen to someone talking loudly and rudely. Turn off your phone while in a hospital or doctors office, for the consideration of those around you.

When you are in social situations, try to think of your cell phone as only to be used in case of emergencies. All other phone calls can be sent to voicemail for checking at a later point.




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Halloween – Expose The Eve of the Devil

Halloween – The Eve of the Devil


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Halloween is back.. As we knew it falls on October 31st a day before All Saints Day which is celebrated on 1st November every year.

It’s finally the month of October, the one month out of the year when it’s completely okay to flaunt your love of all things horror or just spooky, and nobody thinks you’re a weirdo because of it. During this time of the year, even wholesome all-American institutions like McDonalds get in on the holiday spirit, and issue Halloween themed Happy Meals. Of course, all of these Halloween Happy Meals are super kid-friendly and safe, and the closest thing you’ll see to a ghost is maybe Casper, the friendly one.

Oh, wait….if that wasn’t enough! Evil Dead….American Horror Story? Have you seen that show?

But, that’s not all… Of course, the creator also has several other Horror Happy Meals based on classic scary movies like A Nightmare on Elm StreetThe ExorcistThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many, many more. Even lesser known cult horror flicks like Sleepaway Camp and The Hunger made the cut. And it wouldn’t really be Halloween without Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, now would it?


In our last post you might of read of Halloween The Festivals celebrations and it’s growing culture in different societies, Tricks and Trivia and Games, History etc.. Now We are going to discuss it’s Origin and Religious aspects as why Churches frequently disapprove of Halloween.

The Dictionary of the Occult and Paranormal, states “Halloween was originally a pagan festival of darkness, fire, and death.

The majority of Churches says “it is really a modern version of ancient, satanic traditions which were originated by the pagan Celtic religion, and their druid priests, long before Christianity”.

Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries Scottish and Irish immigrants entered the United States by the thousands and brought their Halloween folklore with them.

By the end of the 19th century, the world had turned on its head. Darwin had published The Origin of the Species (1859), and archeology, spurred by excavations in Egypt and Greece, excited the public imagination. Victorians began to see history as a series of progressive layers, and set about finding old stories, ballads and poems as if they were fossils that could tell what life was really like in the past.  They sought comfort in ancient traditions, in things that did not change. Halloween, as imagined by Victorians—rural, colorful, otherworldly, and demanding a certain amount of innocence—was entrancing. It wasn’t long before hostesses began holding Halloween-themed parties in their homes. They decorated with cornstalks and pumpkins, played the games they found in Robert Burns’ poem “Halloween,” and fed their guests apples, cider, nuts, doughnuts–seasonal foods we still use today.

In the late 19th-century—an age of reading dominated by the periodical press—how Halloween was described in literature became as important as how it was actually practiced. Where some people certainly marked the holiday as they had in their home countries, and many took advantage of this night as a time for mischief, a much larger number of people read Halloween stories and poems, and studied illustrations printed in magazines and newspapers. Halloween fell into the public domain as a night for romance and fortunetelling.

A 20th-Century Holiday

The gilded age of American Halloween crested in the early decades of the 20th century.

Vanderbilts and Rockefellers closed their summer homes and headed back to the city, and Halloween parties were the signal society events of the winter season. Debutantes danced waltzes at Halloween balls at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to a backdrop of jack-o-lanterns and yellow chrysanthemums. J.D. Rockefeller ducked for apples at a Tarrytown, New York, Halloween party, and the New York Times advertised Halloween-themed getaways at ritzy resorts. As the century wore on, lavish balls gave way to parades and parties sponsored by civic groups, and populist, more democratic Halloween celebrations took over whole towns.

Halloween in certain cities in the U.S. In San Francisco’s Castro district, Provincetown, and Los Angeles, impromptu costumed Halloween gatherings of the late 60s and early 70s grew larger and larger. More and more, adults were searching for Halloween entertainment giving rise to the huge celebrations we see today in towns like Salem, Massachusetts, New York City’s Greenwich Village, or Anoka, Minnesota (the self-proclaimed Halloween Capital of the World). By the 1990s, the haunted entertainment industry had exploded.

October had historically been a dead month for retail, a gap between Back-to-School and Christmas. When a few retailers started making money selling Halloween items, others took note. Sears, one of the first to host a Halloween store inside its walls, created a number of “The Halloween Shop at Sears” during the 1980s. Big chains like Wal-Mart and Macy’s followed, stocking Halloween merchandise once they’d packed away Back-to-School. Temporary pop-up stores launched in the 1990s (Halloween Express in 1990, and Spirit Halloween in 1999), fed a growing interest in Halloween costumes and decorations.


By the turn of the 21st century, Halloween had ballooned to the second largest decorating retail holiday, right after Christmas. That’s billions of dollars worth of plastic axes, cornstalks, and black lights; pumpkin puree, liquid latex, rubber rats, fog machines, sugar skulls, foam tombstones and spooky sounds CDs. Not to mention a surge in vintage collectibles, theme park rides, haunted house admissions, pumpkin festivals, and cemetery tours. Halloween had become such big business that American companies started to export its products and rituals: by the early 21st century it was possible to find all the makings for a Halloween party in Tokyo, Helsinki, or in the holiday’s native Scotland, where American pumpkins were for sale in place of native turnips.

Anyway if you want to go deeper into the How When Why of Halloween Practices ask Cynthia Pawl who is a marathon writer along with Jon Watkins  defining  Dark Rituals and Godly Lights on their site exposing satanism.

Exposing satanism

Yup, it’s back.….. This worst time of the year for me. I can’t stand Pagan holidays, and the more people that know what they really are…the better.

Here’s a part of their article on “Halloween Origin” out of 10 long parts


Halloween – The Eve of the Devil.

Introduction: Where did Halloween originate Part 1 of 10

1st Corinthians 10:21 “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

In a recent phone conversation with my assistant admin/editor, (discussing the research on Halloween) she made a comment to me that I feel needs to be shared. She said, one day while seeking answers from the Lord as to the truth of Christmas, (which is another pagan infested ritual) He clearly spoke to her and said “If you ever want to know, if anything is something you should be involved in or not, find the root.

The root is all the matters. Everything else is a lie, deception, cover up.” There is not a more true statement then that and what we will hope to reveal to you in this series is the root of Halloween and all its rituals. Yes, rituals that is precisely what you teach to your children and encourage them to participate in every year. Naturally, most are totally unaware that you are worshipping false gods! However, whether consciously or not, makes no difference in the outcome. Just like you, I practiced these same things, out of ignorance, before I learned the truth.

If you’re a main-stream Christian your hot button has just been pushed and you are probably getting upset right now, but know this… John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Because…..John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Please don’t allow yourself to become so offended that you fail to read on. There is much wisdom to be gleaned from the following articles. Any ex-pagan can attest to the truth of this material. Before you continue, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to be in control of the time spent studying this topic. Trust Him to reveal the truth to you. Accept what you are able to at this time, and keep the rest to review later. We all grow in steps as we walk with the Lord.

Knock, Knock, Knock….. You open the door and there stands one or more children wearing some sort of costume, highly excited and all screaming at the top of their lungs….”TRICK or TREAT”, without knowing the meaning of what they are saying or doing. As an adult, do you know what Halloween represents? Most people are ignorant of the origins of Halloween and its spiritual significance. Honestly, they don’t care. I grew up ‘trick or treating’ like most kids in America and never really had a clue what it was all about. There actually was a ‘Haunted House’ held in the attic of the little country CHURCH I attended!!!!

Like most kids, all that was on my mind was how to get as much candy in my bag as I could. I was ready to do whatever I had to do to get it, including fighting with my brothers and sisters, to be the first at the door. Every year, my costume of choice was the devil. I had the most evil, horrible, grotesque, rubber mask ever made. I was equipped with my very own pitchfork and my precious mother even sewed a long pointed tail onto my red suit.

Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Most of us have our own tales of Halloweens past, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? If all you know of the holiday is what I have described above, you may want to read a little further. You need to learn a little bit more about the nature of this particular celebration. If you are a pagan, than you are fully aware of its roots and substance. If a Christian, you may be surprised to learn you are involved in something God has forbidden. Of course, if you are a “good ole boy or girl” you probably just don’t care.

As you read on, you will learn where it originated, what the common practices are and what they are rooted to. Then, in the last part of this series, we will show you WHO is responsible for combining it with Christianity. We will show you the “Christian Connection”!

1st Thessalonians 5:21-22 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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Where did it begin?

It began over 2000 years ago with people known as the Celtics who were ruled and lead by their priestly class called the Druids. They lived in the part of the world known today as: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For the Celts this particular date marked the beginning of a new year. This was a time when the Celts would give thanks to the sun god for the harvest. This ancient festival was called Samhain (pronounced savan, sawan or sow-in).

The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, October 31st, the boundary or veil between known reality in which we exist and the secret or occult world of the spirit, the place of the dead, became its thinnest and most penetrable. On this night, they believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth causing trouble, damaging crops and haunting familiar places. They also believed the phenomenon made this the perfect time for channeling spirits. Channeling spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions of future events. (Now, as bible believers we know there are no such things as ghosts or wandering disembodied spirits of the dead. The Word of God tells us that when you die your soul and spirit go to one of two places, Heaven or Hell, depending on your relationship with Jesus Christ. These ancient people were actually communing with demon spirits.) See info on that here

At Samhain, “the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock (actually, whatever was being sacrificed, including humans) were thrown. (This is where the name originated, called bone-fires, the name evolved into the current day: bonfire) Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

Samhain, a night celebrating death and hell, was the Druids most important ritual. It was a terrifying night of human sacrifices. And it was the original Halloween.

Samhain is also the name of the one honored at this festival, the one called “lord of death”. It was a Druidical belief that on the eve of this festival of Samhain, the lord of death called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals.

“The frightened Celts (the general public) would masquerade as demons, evil spirits and ghosts, hoping to convince the roaming evil spirits, they were another evil spirit, and leave them alone. The Druids performed horrifying human sacrifices (see Source) and other vile rituals during Samhain.

Druids and Human Sacrifice

Leviticus 18:21 “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire toMolech, (false god) neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.


There was a prevailing belief, among all nations of that day, that at death the souls of the good men were taken possession of by good spirits and carried to paradise; but the souls of the wicked men were left to wonder in the space between the earth and the moon, or consigned to the unseen world. These wandering spirits were in the habit of haunting the living…But there were means by which ghosts might be exorcised. To exorcise these ghosts, that is to free yourself from their evil sway, you would have to set out food and provide shelter for them during the night. If they were satisfied with your offerings, they would leave you in peace. If not, they were believed to cast an evil spell on you and cause havoc for your failure to fulfill their requests.

2nd Kings 21:6 “And he (Manasseh) made his son pass through the fire, (child sacrifice) and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: (all witchcraft) he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him (God) to anger.”

“One of the oldest Irish sagas states that the barrows where the fairies dwelt were open about Samhain, and in Scotland a demon who stole babies at this time was called a Samhanach. Another old saga relates that for three days before and three days after November 1 the warriors of Ulster assembled for eating, drinking and boasting of the men they had killed, producing their tongues as evidence. (meaning that they had eaten them) According to Keating, in heathen times the druids in Ireland assembled to sacrifice to the gods and burn their victims on Samhain eve.” Source: The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend,-

“Cromm Cruac, a HUGE IDOL which stood on the plain of Mag Sleact in County Cavan, in Ulster, near the present village of Ballymagauran; also call Rigiodal h-Eireann, the KING IDOL of Ireland. Around him were twelve idols made of stone but he was of gold and to him the early Irish SACRIFICED ONE THIRD OF THEIR CHILDREN ON SAMHAIN. (Halloween) The idol and sacrifices are mentioned in the 6th Century Dinnsenchus in the Book of Leinster. Cromm Cruac was held in HORROR for his terrible exactions; it was DANGEROUS TO EVEN WORSHIP HIM, for the worshipers themselves often perished in the act of worship.” This is one of the pagan gods the observance of Halloween honors!

As a part of the Druid festival, men and women had to fear not only the departed spirits, who were to return during the evening hours, they must also fear the Druid priests themselves. It was a time of mass human sacrifice. “Men and women, young and old, criminals and innocents, were forced into huge wooden and thatch cages. Often these cages were fashioned in the” shape of giants, wicker men, perhaps representations of Samhain himself. At a signal from the presiding Druids, these immense structures were torched, everything in them burned to cinders.” After the sacrifices, the Druids held thanksgiving meals around “roaring bonfires,” Common Boundary, Sep./Oct. 1993, p. 30.

The rituals of the Druids reek from the deepest hell. Their most repulsive activities involve their human sacrifices of children on the night of Samhain or Halloween.

First-born sacrifices are mentioned in a poem in the Dindshenchas, which records that children were sacrificed each Samhain . . . (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 17)

Halloween. That was the eve of Samhain . . . firstborn children were sacrificed. . . Samhain eve was a night of dread and danger. (National Geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626)

Video clip from Alex Jones’ documentary on Bohemian Grove.


 This is the Cremation of Care Ritual which contains Human Sacrifice, based on the same satanic beliefs and practices of the Druids. This all ties in with ancient pagan worship and Halloween. World leaders meet at Bohemian Grove every year in July and take part in perverted homosexual rituals among other satanic practices. Presidents, Senators, congressmen, business leaders and bankers are all in attendance. Because the Churches have failed to warn of the dangers some of these men join in thinking it is all in fun! Just a way to fellowship with the guys.


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They worship a giant owl at Bohemian Grove.  in part 3 you will find the owl and its symbolism.

Here is a website that offers some good documentation on the subject. Bohemian Grove Exposed!

John 6:53-57 “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.”

The Druids would drink their victim’s blood and eat their flesh.

These practices are detestable in the sight of God. In the Old Testament Temple only specific animals were used as a blood sacrifice to the Lord, NEVER A HUMAN BEING!

The animal had to be slain as specifically directed so that it was done in the most humane manner possible. This offering was for a covering for sin and was a precursor of the ultimate sacrifice that God himself would provide as a permanent atonement for man’s sin. The Creator never required nor would he ever accept human sacrifice. In fact, God demands an accounting for any bloodshed. The shedding of blood all started when Cain killed Abel and his innocent blood was poured out upon the ground. It continues to this day in wars, murders and senseless acts of violence!

Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

Acts 15:20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”

They [Druids] sacrificed victims by shooting them with arrows, impaling them on stakes, stabbing them, slitting their throats over cauldrons (and then drinking the blood). . . (Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 167)

The Druids “counted it an honourable thing” to eat their father’s flesh and perform incest with their mothers and sisters.

. . . since they are man-eaters as well as heavy eaters, and since, further, they count it an honourable thing, when their fathers die, to devour them, and openly to have intercourse, not only with the other women, but also with their mothers and sisters;. . . (Strabo, Geography) Source(See Leviticus 18:6-18 and Leviticus 20:11-21 about Incest as there are to many verses to list here.)

Ezekiel 5:10 “Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.”

“Do you really want to participate in a festival that has its roots in DEMONISM, demanding HUMAN SACRIFICE? The Druidic Priesthood demanded that each Celtic family offer one of every three of their children to be burned alive in the bonfires of Halloween! Just imagine how difficult it must have been for parents to choose which of their little ones would be offered to this bloody idol.” Source

The Druids/Celts and Baal Worship

2nd Kings 21:3 “For he (Manasseh) built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, (false god) and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.”

“The Druidic/Celtic worship parallels the ancient fire cleaning ceremonies of Babylon.

“In Celtic legendary history Partholon and his people arrived in Ireland on a Beltane or May Day. Parthia designates the great Empire of the Parthians built up after conquering Ancient Babylon, who also worshipped the God BEL. These Ancient Parthians brought the Worship of Bel to the Celts, complete with WORSHIP OF THE DEAD, and HUMAN SACRAFICE.”


Source: The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend / Bel = Baal

“The god whom the Druids worshiped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and . . . children were offered in sacrifice to Baal.” Source: (Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons, p. 232)

The original Halloween was a hellish night of Baal worship and child sacrifice. And most of our current Halloween customs derived directly from Baal rituals! Source

“On November first was Samhain [Halloween]…Fires were built as a thanksgiving to Baal…”

Source: (Kelley, Ruth Edna, The Book of Hallowe’en, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co. Boston, 1919)

“The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Halloween was originally observed had their origin among the Druids…ancient Baal festivals from which many of the Halloween customs are derived.” Source: (Douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 569)

“Baal is also a synonym for the devil.” Source: (Burns, Cathy. Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 327)

‘Halloween glorifies death in worship to Baal or the devil! The Druid festival of Samhain was a celebration of death. Strutting its hellish death images of skulls, skeletons, ghosts, demons, devils and incarnate evil, today’s Halloween glorifies Death.” David Skal titled his history of Halloween-Death Makes a Holiday: Source

‘Therefore we cannot too highly appreciate our debt to the Romans for having put an end to this monstrous cult, whereby to murder a man was an act of the greatest devoutness, and to eat his flesh most beneficial.’ (Pliny, Natural History, xxx, 13

There are consequences for seeking out things not of God, and participating in evil practices.

1st Chronicles 10:13 “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;”

Also it should be noted that there seems to be an obsession with blood during the Halloween season. We have already addressed this in an article: Blood Raves and Blood Sacrifice in a Blood Thirsty Society. Please take a few moments and see what organizers are attempting for the Halloween 2016.

To read further visit: Where did Halloween originate Part 2 – And the connection to Satanism and Witchcraft







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Halloween is the Festival for little ghosts and goblins to take to the streets, asking for candy and scaring one another. Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It’s one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas.

 Spooky stories are told around fires, scary movies appear in theaters and pumpkins are expertly (and not-so-expertly) carved into jack-o’-lanterns.

Amid all the commercialism, haunted houses and bogus warnings about razors in apples, the origins of Halloween are often overlooked. Yet Halloween is much more than just costumes and candy; in fact, the holiday has a rich and interesting history.

The first Halloweens were tied to the quickening dark, to seasonal change, to death, to the movement of mythical beings—fairies, witches, dead souls—through the night. Halloween was once imagined as a rift in reality where time slipped by without the traveler knowing he’d gone missing. As a night to return home, dead or alive. There was fear, yes, but it was fear of loss—of children and family, of land, crops, and place. This night wasn’t about violence, but rather about the unquiet of guilt, anticipation of the unknown, of facing the consequences of meddling with things you couldn’t—or shouldn’t—control. These Halloweens meant something; they held a place in the year for magic, for mourning, for first love, for fear. Then, and even now on Halloween, the otherworld seems always and uniquely present. On this night, it can be broached, or we, if we’re willing, can imagine it.

millions of people view Halloween as a time for fun, putting on costumes, trick-or-treating, and having theme parties. Others view it as a time of superstitions, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits that should be avoided at all costs.

Although Halloween has been viewed mainly as an American holiday, each year people in more and more countries have been adopting it. Many newcomers to the celebration, however, are unaware of the pagan origins of Halloween symbols, decorations, and customs, most of which are related to supernatural beings and occult forces.—


Halloween History

Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

All Hallows Eve is the evening before All Saints Day, which was created by Christians to convert pagans, and is celebrated on November 1st. The Catholic church honored saints on this designated day.

Origin of Halloween

Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, a Celtic culture in Ireland, Britain and Northern Europe. Roots lay in the feast of Samhain, which was annually on October 31st to honor the dead.

Samhain signifies “summers end” or November. Samhain was a harvest festival with huge sacred bonfires, marking the end of the Celtic year and beginning of a new one. Many of the practices involved in this celebration were fed on superstition.

The Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Since not all spirits were thought to be friendly, gifts and treats were left out to pacify the evil and ensure next years crops would be plentiful. This custom evolved into trick-or-treating.

The origin of Halloween lies in Celtic Ireland


To find the origin of Halloween, you have to look to the festival of Samhain in Ireland’s Celtic past.

Samhain had three distinct elements. Firstly, it was an important fire festival, celebrated over the evening of 31 October and throughout the following day.

The flames of old fires had to be extinguished and ceremonially re-lit by druids.

It was also a festival not unlike the modern New Year’s Day in that it carried the notion of casting out the old and moving into the new.

To our pagan ancestors it marked the end of the pastoral cycle – a time when all the crops would have been gathered and placed in storage for the long winter ahead and when livestock would be brought in from the fields and selected for slaughter or breeding.

But it was also, as the last day of the year, the time when the souls of the departed would return to their former homes and when potentially malevolent spirits were released from the Otherworld and were visible to mankind.

Samhain: its place in the Celtic calendar

The Celts celebrated four major festivals each year. None of them was connected in anyway to the sun’s cycle. The origin of Halloween lies in the Celt’s Autumn festival which was held on the first day of the 11th month, the month known as November in English but as Samhain in Irish.

The festivals are known by other names in other Celtic countries but there is usually some similarity, if only in the translation.

In Scottish Gaelic, the autumn festival is calledSamhuinn. In Manx it is Sauin.

The root of the word – sam – means summer, while fuin means end. And this signals the idea of a seasonal change rather than a notion of worship or ritual.

The other group of Celtic languages (known as Q-Celtic) have very different words but a similar intention. In Welsh, the day is Calan Gaeaf, which means the first day of winter. InBrittany, the day is Kala Goanv, which means the beginning of November.

The original Celtic year

      • Imbolc: 1st February
      • Beltaine: 1st May
      • Lughnasa: 1st August
      • Samhain: 1st November

The Celts believed that the passage of a day began with darkness and progressed into the light. The same notion explains why Winter – the season of long, dark nights – marked the beginning of the year and progressed into the lighter days of Spring, Summer and Autumn. So the 1st of November,Samhain, was the Celtic New Year, and the celebrations began at sunset of the day before its Eve.



The Celts observe the festival of Samhain at the end of October, when they believe ghosts and demons roam the earth more so than at other times.


The Romans conquer the Celts and adopt the spiritistic rituals of Samhain.


Pope Boniface IV is said to have established the annual celebration of All Saints’ Day to honor martyrs. *


The second of November is designated as All Souls’ Day to commemorate the dead. Observances surrounding All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are collectively called Hallowtide.


The name of the holiday, Hallowe’en (Hallow Evening) appears in print as Halloween.


Thousands of people who move from Ireland to the United States bring with them Halloween customs that, in time, combined with similar customs of emigrants from Britain and Germany, as well as Africa and other parts of the world.


Halloween becomes a popular nationwide holiday in the United States.


Commercial interest in Halloween grows into a worldwide multibillion-dollar industry.



Celebration of Halloween was extremely limited in colonial New England because of the rigid Protestant belief systems there. Halloween was much more common in Maryland and the southern colonies. As the beliefs and customs of different European ethnic groups as well as the American Indians meshed, a distinctly American version of Halloween began to emerge. The first celebrations included “play parties,” public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbors would share stories of the dead, tell each other’s fortunes, dance and sing. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds. By the middle of the nineteenth century, annual autumn festivities were common, but Halloween was not yet celebrated everywhere in the country.

In the second half of the nineteenth century, America was flooded with new immigrants. These new immigrants, especially the millions of Irish fleeing Ireland’s potato famine of 1846, helped to popularize the celebration of Halloween nationally. Taking from Irish and English traditions, Americans began to dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for food or money, a practice that eventually became today’s “trick-or-treat” tradition. Young women believed that on Halloween they could divine the name or appearance of their future husband by doing tricks with yarn, apple parings or mirrors.

In the late 1800s, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a holiday more about community and neighborly get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks and witchcraft. At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. Parties focused on games, foods of the season and festive costumes. Parents were encouraged by newspapers and community leaders to take anything “frightening” or “grotesque” out of Halloween celebrations. Because of these efforts, Halloween lost most of its superstitious and religious overtones by the beginning of the twentieth century.

By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague Halloween celebrations in many communities during this time. By the 1950s, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween had evolved into a holiday directed mainly at the young. Due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centers into the classroom or home, where they could be more easily accommodated. Between 1920 and 1950, the centuries-old practice of trick-or-treating was also revived.

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Trick-or-treating was a relatively inexpensive way for an entire community to share the Halloween celebration. In theory, families could also prevent tricks being played on them by providing the neighborhood children with small treats. A new American tradition was born, and it has continued to grow. Today, Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday.


Halloween has generally been regarded as an American holiday. Yet this celebration has become popular in many parts of the world. Additionally, there are other festivities that are like Halloween in that they celebrate the existence and activity of spirit creatures. Shown here are some of the popular holidays like Halloween around the globe.

    1. North America – Day of the Dead
    2. South America – Kawsasqanchis
    3. Europe – Day of the Dead and variations of Halloween
    4. Africa – Dance of the Hooded Egunguns
    5. Asia – Bon Festival


The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry.

On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.


The origin of Halloween games

Perhaps the best-known of Halloween games is ‘ducking/bobbing for apples. This is a game where the object is to retrieve an apple from a barrel or large bowl of water without using hands or feet.

Young women tossed apple-peels over their shoulders, hoping that the peels would fall on the floor in the shape of their future husbands’initials.

Women stood in front of mirrors in darkened rooms, holding candles and looking over their shoulders for their future husbands’ faces.

There was nothing particularly symbolic about the origin of Halloween games such as this.They are many fun games in which all ages can participate, and apples were plentiful at this time of the year.


Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts

Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more. Take the trivia and make a quiz for your next party!

Halloween Holiday Trivia

      • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
      • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
      • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
      • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
      • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
      • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
      • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
      • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
      • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
      • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
      • Black cats were once believed to be witch’s familiars who protected their powers.
      • The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.

Monster Trivia & Folklore

      • Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
      • Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
      • In 1962, The Count Dracula Society was founded by Dr. Donald A. Reed.
      • To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
      • There really are so-called vampire bats, but they’re not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
      • Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits


Biblical View


Some evangelical Christians have expressed concern that Halloween is somehow satanic because of its roots in pagan ritual. However, ancient Celts did not worship anything resembling the Christian devil and had no concept of it.

The Bible’s answer

The Bible does not mention Halloween. However, both the ancient origins of Halloween and its modern customs show it to be a celebration based on false beliefs about the dead and invisible spirits, or demons.—See  “Halloween history and customs.”

The Bible warns: “There must never be anyone among you who . . . consults ghosts or spirits, or calls up the dead.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12The Jerusalem Bible)

While some view Halloween as harmless fun, the Bible indicates that the practices associated with it are not. At1 Corinthians 10:20, 21, the Bible says: “I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too.”—New International Version.











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Will Criminalising Porn solve the problem of sexual crimes in India ?

Will criminalisation of Porn solve the problem of sexual crimes in India ?


Do you really think it will help?

Pornography is an adult form of entertainment from which children are generally banned from view…

Source: Will criminalising Porn solve the problem of sexual crimes India ?

Have a look at this rational post by arrested developments:

Pornography is a government-controlled industry for many reasons. It is sexual in nature and involves risky behaviors in its production.


Still, due to technological advancement Pornography is easier to get now than it was 30 years ago and it is available for free on  Internet sites. Most free, online adult porn does not contain the violent and degrading material found in other kinds which are for sale and controlled by the government.

The real problem arises with the kind of porn which depicts extreme forms of domination, force, violence, humiliation, and abuse to another person, which is called Hardcore triple-X.. Hence forth the emphasis should be on to ban these types of violent explicit pornography despite of banning as a whole.


Some people argue that ready access to pornography disrupts social order, encouraging people to commit rape, sexual assault, and other sex-related crimes. And even if pornography doesn’t trigger a crime, they say, it contributes to the degradation of women. It harms the women who are depicted by pornography, and harms those who do not participate but are encouraged to perform the acts depicted in it by men who are acculturated by it. Many even adamantly believe that pornography should become illegal.

Alternatively, others argue that pornography is an expression of fantasies that can actually inhibit sexual activity, and act as a positive displacement for sexual aggression. Pornography offers a readily available means of satisfying sexual arousal (masturbation), they say, which serves as a substitute for dangerous, harmful, and illegal activities.


it is always difficult to move from correlation to causation. The social changes in India  go far beyond pornography. The right-wing principle that there is something wrong with exposing skin (especially for women) leads naturally to the belief that women who cover fewer square inches are asking to be raped – and some who feel this way might then conceive the notion to follow up on such an invitation. Thus the reduction of rape could occur solely as a consequence of ideological shift toward sexual freedom, altogether independent of pornography per se.


Ultimately, there is no freedom that can’t Be and is never misused. This can range from the freedom to bear arms to the freedom to bear children (just look at “Surrogate mothers Act 2016 India”). But it doesn’t mean that the freedom of the majority should be restricted to prevent the abuses of the few. When people transgress into illegal behavior, there are laws to punish them, and those act as a deterrent.

indiafront | October 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm


Rape is Banned in India..

Is it helping to stop Rape..?

The only thing Indian police knows is to put restrictions.. And do nothing.

You can see a blogger is asking whether its helping to curb rapes when Rape is also a criminal offence.

shanepedia  |October 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

No ..

Pornography Ban won’t solve the problem.. Absence of Pornography may increase sexual crimes..Criminalising Porn will cause more Criminal Offences plus you can’t stop a person looking for means of arousal.

While pornography is supported by its consumers and producers But Regulation for the pornography industry is necessary because the product itself causes people to be sexually aggressive, and violent towards participants, particularly women and children. Women and children are used for sex and for profit, and are abused and sexually abused in the process. There are concerns over sexually transmitted diseases being passed from person to person because there is multiple and frequent changing of sex partners during the making of porn.


Apart from banning there are larger concerns in communities and societies about the effects it has on individuals, particularly rape victims. The impact of rape passes the point of actual victimization of the sexual offense; rape victims experience victimization in the justice system, in the media, and in the community. In order to minimize these effects, there needs to be more education in the community on the appropriate uses of pornography and effective responses to situations where people are presented with porn or being exploited for sexual favors.




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Nuclear war ‘IMMINENT’ Russia asked Citizens to be Ready

Patrick Christy — Daily Express Oct 15, 2016 Thousands of Russian emergency personnel were recently involved in civil defence drills. Click to enlarge A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war. One apocalyptic broadcast told…

A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war.

One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow’s state-owned TV channel NTV: “If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now.”

The enraged host, Evgeny Kiselyov, blasted America’s “impudent behaviour” and spent two hours warning that a conflict could take “nuclear dimensions”.

Aggressive posturing from Russia in recent weeks has seen the state force 40 million of its citizens to take part in a massive defence drill to prepare them for a nuclear holocaust.


Russia’s military announced it would run the country-wide drill in preparation of a large-scale war.

The governor of St Petersburg clarified what bread rations people could expect should Russia come under attack – 300 grams for 20 days.

The Kremlin also ordered nuclear capable missiles to be rolled into a base in mainland Europe, on an enclave near Poland called Kaliningrad.

It comes as Russia vowed to shoot down any American fighter planes that attack President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria.

Verbal jousting between the US, Britain and Russia over the issue of the ongoing bombardment of civilians in Syria are reaching a peak, with the very real possibility of genuine armed conflict between the nations taking place over the city of Aleppo.

But one expert believes Putin’s latest ramping-up of tensions is simply a tactic to prevent the US from interfering in Syria and to put the incoming American President on the back foot when they take office next year.

Aleksander Baunov, an analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Centre, said the civil defence drills and the heated programming on television were a ploy to deter the US from interfering with Russia’s military campaign in Syria or responding too strongly to suspected Russian efforts to interfere with the US elections.

He said: “They want to touch bottom and then to try to go up.

“Any responsible politician…if you are responsible and experienced, it cannot start with further downgrading already bad relations if they are already at bottom.”


via Nuclear war ‘IMMINENT’ as Russia tells citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are — The Truthseeker

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US election 2016: Six reasons it will make history

Six reasons US election 2016 will make history

It took a while, but now we finally know both the candidates will fight it out in the race for the White House.

Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate, something few would have predicted a little more than 12 months ago.

And after the Democrats’ convention in Philadelphia, we know Hillary Clinton will be their candidate.

Whatever happens from this point on, the outcome will be historic. This is how:

1) Twilight years


Barack Obama being inaugurated in January 2009 – if he looks young here, it’s because he was

When Barack Obama first walked through the White House front door in January 2009, he was aged 47, and was the fifth-youngest president in history. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest, at 42 years and 322 days.

The next one will be a fair bit older, whatever happens.

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday on 14 June. If elected in November, he would be the oldest president in history (Ronald Reagan was 69 when he took office).

Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, turns 69 some two weeks before the election, and would become the second-oldest president on inauguration. She would replace William Henry Harrison, who became president in 1841 (and was the last president born on British soil).

2) New York, New York


Welcome to your next president, New York

Trump v Clinton is the first presidential contest between New Yorkers since 1944, when the governor of New York, Thomas E Dewey, ran against the incumbent, Franklin D Roosevelt.

Whoever wins this time will become the first New Yorker in office in 71 years when the inauguration takes place next year.

(And yes, we know Mrs Clinton was born in Chicago, but she was a senator from New York and lives in the state.)

3) Money, money, money

If Mr Trump wins, we could be looking at the least amount of money spent by a winning candidate for some time.

Federal Election Commission records show he spent $91m (£69m) up to 22 July, of which $50m is his own money.

No other candidate since Al Gore in 2000 ($126m) has spent as little. Hillary Clinton is on some $275m so far, by the way.

Of course, Mr Trump could break out the chequebook given that he has more campaigning to do between now and November, but it looks likely he will come a long way under what Barack Obama spent last time round – almost $556m.

4) Experience


Dwight Eisenhower had decent experience – just none in office

A Trump win would be significant for another reason – no-one has been elected president in more than 60 years without experience as a governor or in Congress.

Even then, the last president with no political experience, Dwight Eisenhower, was Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War Two, before he was elected to office in 1953.

Before that, Herbert Hoover, who was president from 1929 to 1933, was previously an engineer and humanitarian.

No previous candidate has ever owned a chain of casinos and hotels. But Mr Trump says his experience doing deals, and the fact he is not too tied to the Washington establishment, stand him in good stead.

5) A woman in office?


Sarah Palin was a vice-presidential pick for John McCain in 2008

The long years Hillary Clinton has been on the Washington scene may make it easy to forget one fact: She would be the first female president if elected. She is already the first female candidate for a major US party.

The closest we have got before is when Republican John McCain surprisingly picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, and when Democrat Walter Mondale named Geraldine Ferraro as his vice-presidential pick in 1984.

Neither won the presidency.

6) Democrat relay?

Amazingly, only two Democrats have directly succeeded another Democrat as US president. The most recent was James Buchanan, who was president from 1857 to 1861.

Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson were both vice-presidents who were named president when their predecessors died. They both then went on to win the next election.

A Clinton win, therefore, would bring even more significance to the Democratic Party.

Originally written by Roland Hughes for BBC




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The Ultimate Trump Card


Normally, I would not make a blog about something tons of people are already talking about, but I cannot keep silent. The current U.S. election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has the country in an uproar. A state of confusion. And everyone seems divided…

Well, I hate to break it to you, but this is no ordinary election. Even Hillary Clinton herself said that in the debate last night.

This election, aside from the rhetoric, name-calling, and overall hot mess, comes down to three words: SUPREME. COURT. JUSTICES.

Read this straight forward article on current US Election upperroominations.

Source: The Ultimate Trump Card





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For those who love taking photos

For those who love taking photos with a 21 Mega Pixel Camera Smartphone

Check out the following amazing handsets. Some of them have been available for sale now while some others are on the way…

1. Moto Z Force Droid Edition

Moto Z Force Droid Edition is built with a modular design and well constructed. Spec-wise, it is equipped with many strong specifications such as a Snapdragon 820 chip, a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED ShatterShield display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box, 4GB RAM and a 21MP rear camera.


Other Moto Z Force Droid specs are also decent to give you convenience in using. Specifically, there are 32/64GB of internal storage (expandable), a 5MP front snapper, a 3,500mAh battery, a water repellent nano-coating, and a USB Type-C port on board. Moto X Force Droid price starts at $720 for those who want to purchase it.

2. Zopo Speed 8

Here weve got Zopo Speed 8, known as the worlds first device powered by MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core chipset. Besides that, other Zopo Speed 8 specs are also very good: a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, a 3,600mAh cell, a combo of 21MP main + 8MP secondary shooter, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box. Zopo Speed 8 price is around $450.


3. Liquid Jade Primo

Liquid Jade Primo specs include a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, a 2,800mAh batt, Windows 10 OS, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB). For the cameras, Acer has equipped it with a 21MP sensor on the back with dual LED flash and an 8MP one on the front. Lastly, there is a USB Type-C port for charging and Continuum dock to connect the phone to an external display, keyboard, and mouse, which means users can Jade Primo on a big monitor and “get a desktop-like experience on Universal Windows Apps.” Acer Liquid Jade Primo price is $549.


4. Mobiistar Prime X Max

Next is Mobiistar Prime X Max, coming with a strong MediaTek Helio P10 2.0GHz chip set, a fantastic set of 21MP Sony Exmor RS IMX 230 primary + 8MP selfie cam, 32GB ROM coupled with 3GB RAM. Additionally, it has a 5.5-inch Full-HD screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, and a 3,000mAh cell. To get this handset home, you just need to pay around $315.


5. CREO Mark 1

CREO Mark 1 is run by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Fuel OS on top, a 5.5-inch qHD display, a  dual SIM, a MediaTek Helio X10 1.95GHz chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM (expandable up to 128GB). Besides, under the hood stays a 3,100mAh battery with fast charging tech to fuel the entire machine. However, Mark 1 packs no fingerprint sensor, but that may be just a small minus or even does not matter if you like its snappers: 21MP Sony rear-facing + 8MP front (able to produce 3D photos features and GIF images). CREO Mark 1 price is around $300.


6. Kogan Agora 6 Plus

Number 6 is Kogan Agora 6 Plus, a high-end Australian smartphone. Pay $349 and you can get a device sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, a 21MP Sony main + 8MP selfie camera package, a 2,950mAh batt, a Helio P10 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable ROM, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor. Moreover, the it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and boasts lightning-fast 4G LTE networking for streaming, browsing and social media.


7. LG V20

Continuing our 10 of the best 21MP camera smartphones for September list will be LG V20. According to some latest reports, it will carry a 5.7-inch IPS LCD 2K screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4/6GB RAM, and 32/64/128GB of internal storage (expandable). Furthermore, it is said that LG V20 specs will offer a 21MP rear + 8MP front-facing shooter set and Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. Let’s wait and see!


8. Sony Xperia XA Ultra

This phablet is a wonderful camera-centric machine when housing a 21.5MP sensor on the back with f/2.2, PDAF, and LED flash and an up to 16MP one on the front with f/2.0, 1/2.6 sensor size, autofocus, OIS, plus LED flash to take pictures. Other Sony Xperia XA Ultra specs are also excellent: a big 6.0-inch Full HD screen, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS (upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat soon), a Helio P10 chip, 16GB of expandable ROM, 3GB of RAM, and a 2,700mAh cell. Sony Xperia XA Ultra price is around $360.


9. OPPO Find 9

Coming up next is OPPO Find 9. It will employ a Gorilla Glass 5 display that can “withstand face-down drops of up to 1.6 meters high in up to 80% of occurrences.” As for the rest of OPPO Find 9 specs, the phone has been said to come with a Snapdragon 821 chip set, a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, 8GB of RAM,  128GB of ROM, a combo of 21MP dual primary + 16MP secondary snapper, and a massive 4,100mAh battery supported by Super VOOC fast charting tech. Awesome, huh?!


10. Meitu M6

Finally, it’s a Chinese smartphone called Meitu M6. Its design is absolutely interesting and hardware is definitely powerful with a 5.0-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, a MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core 2.0GHz processor, and a 2,900mAh battery. Besides, you also get HiFi audio and a brilliant package of 21MP rear + 21MP front shooter. Wow! If you like taking selfies, Meitu M6 is totally a great option. Meitu M6 price is $457.


Those are 10 of the best smartphones equipped with 21MP main cameras. You just need to click the button and all your moments will be saved in a beautiful way. So, what do you think about them?

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