I've noticed that a lot of my Christian friends enjoy reading such books as Hairy Potter, or the Twilight Saga, and also watching their movie adaptions. But we must ask ourselves a well-known and classic question... What Would Jesus Do?
Would Jesus indulge in books or movies that dabble in hellish darkness? Would Jesus read books that involve demonic beings like vampires or werewolves, or books that delve into the demonic arts? Would he watch their movie adaptions? Certainly not!
But, then, why do we?
I've compiled a sort of Do's and Dont's list. :)
There are certain times that such things as vampires, werewolves, witches, and wizards, are acceptable, and there are certain times that they aren't.
- When you are using one of those beings as a demonic being instead of trying to sugarcoat it as something good, that is fine. In Christian novels, Vampires and Werewolves are often used as the offspring of evil. They often signify darkness and evil. Whereas, in The Twilight Saga, they are set up as something good. They're being sugarcoated, and that is unacceptable.
- If you are using a witch or a wizard as someone entranced by evil's seducing abilities, that is fine. Especially in Christian allegory novels, because things like that represent the evil that a certain character battles. However, in books such as Hairy Potter, or Witch and Wizard, they are once again being sugarcoated.
Honestly, I am tired of the world sugarcoating evil as something good. Such things as Halloween are being set up as "just another fun holiday", when, in reality, Halloween is a demonic season. Although, I will not go into detail about its origin. But I will say this, Halloween originated from satanic sacrifices by the dark priests. And we celebrate this, why?
In conclusion, I will say this: When we Christians, especially teenagers, are out in the world reading books or watching TV, we must always be wary, for the world will continually try to sugarcoat the evil that lurks around.