I assumed Christians had enough discernment to stay away from books and movies full of lust and witchcraft, titled “Horror Romance” in the bookstore–then my boys ages 9 and 11 came home from Sunday school with stories of the Youth group kids raving about the Twilight books.
Twilight is a series of four vampire-based romance novels by a Mormon author Stephenie Meyer. The story is about Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire. A group of ware-wolfs (sp?) is after the couple.
As of March 2010, the series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. The first two “Twilight” films earned more than $1.1 billion in global ticket sales, Eclipse the 3rd in the series generated record sales of more than $30 million.
Dare I comment on this culture phenomenon? I posted on World of Warcraft and got hundreds of obscene comments I had to delete.
Do you believe there is actually blog trying to connect “Twilight and the Bible.” It compares the Twilight gang with Christian fellowship:
That’s why being part of a community of Christians is so important. Everybody is used differently by God, but each of us is created with the same Oneness in us. In the Twilight series, we see this happen in the wolf pack [werewolf pack]
Huh? Obviously wrong to most, but to a teenage girl it may make sense.
When vampires, were-wolfs, mediums, witches, occult, and blood sucking people are idols among the teens in church youth groups–someone needs to say something! Even if this series wasn’t demonic– the romance view is sick– It teaches teen girls that if a boy loves he will stalks you, abuse you and control you–over 100 million sold.
But it’s Just a Movie
Mark Driscol explains we must be discerning. Twilight is more than just a movie! A movie is a sermon with pictures. Satan is involved in story telling. Here Mark shows the dangerous trend in the best-selling youth books:
The “promise” presented in The Twilight Saga is the same found in the garden of Eden, whispered by satan…
“You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:4-5)