The local paper did an article about a local Wiccan follower, and I will give them some credit: They didn’t make her look like an idiot (which is usually what happens in these kinds of articles).
They still described the rituals her religion has her do, and to someone not familiar, it would seem strange. They “party with the dead,” says the headline. I mean, after all, it’s not like she believes in a real religion, where they drink the blood and eat the flesh of their savior during their rituals.
Any religion seems silly and weird if you observe it from a distance with a cynical eye and phrase it in such a way to take the meaning out of whatever they’re doing.
So let me just say Happy Halloween to my Wiccan friends. And to everyone else, too!