1. Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous.
2. Linguistics The merging of two or more originally different inflectional forms.
Now that I've looked up what I'm accused of, what do you, Ethan, mean by that (please be specific), and why is it that you think it's a bad thing? You've used the term twice so you must mean something by it.
Ethan, luv, I am terribly, and permanently, allergic to people who honestly believe that there are two states of belief: those who agree with the speaker, and those who are wrong. And whenever you begin speaking on any subject on which you have any religious opinion, this allergy acts up, I get a sinus headache, and the headache makes me cranky. My hormones have nothing to do with it. It's my allergy to bigotry.
I have not, so far, lost track of the thing I use for a sense of humor. I just don't see much point to wasting it any further on a guy who would provoke an argument, object to being argued with, keep notes, post a play-by-play, and then accuse other people of picking on him.
The great Costume and Candy Scam has as much to do with authentic devil worship (if such, in fact, exists) as baby chickens have to do with Easter. Halloween remains a great excuse for a party, and I enjoy it.
BTW, Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran churches generally make mention of All Saints/All Souls somewhere around this time of year. Often including a special celebratory mass. If "nobody you know" celebrates it, maybe you need to meet some devout Christians. Pastor Lindquist would be delighted to explain it all to you, I'm sure.
Cripes, this soapbox needs de-ashing again.