Thursday, December 29, 2011

Vampires, Werewolves, Witches and Wizards - Exposed!

    I've been thinking a lot lately about the use of vampires, werewolves, witches, and wizards in Christian books, and also the act of Christians reading books containing those kind of things.
    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. 

God bless,


  1. I concur!
    For me, in my books, there is an academy where an evil person is teaching children black magic. In my books, good magic comes from love and faith and God(or the Keeper, as he is called in the other world), and black magic can injure and hurt those who use it. That way it sort of reveals good and evil in that way.

  2. Great!
    Yes. The same is in the Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul. :)

  3. Very good...I never realized until after I got out of the Twilight-induced paranormal teenage-book-craze just what a craze it was! It's so odd that that's what is so focused on...but it's like I mentioned (either in my post, or one of the comments) the darkness can have a magnetic pull; and when you don't know Jesus, when you don't know his truth, why not give in to that magnetic pull? I know a lot of people don't think it matters, and don't care, but I don't know. For me, it does. I'm glad it matters to you too :) It's always nice to find a comrade!
    ~Lauren :)
    By the way, I did comment back to you on my blog; again, thank you for your lovely comment. You had, how do I put it, not disagreements...opposition, perhaps? That's not the word either. But either way, maybe you get my point ;) Anyways, you had "oppositions" to things I had said, and instead of being accusatory, you gently, graciously pointed them out, and I greatly appreciate that. It's much easier to talk to people when they're not attacking you... :)

  4. Thanks, Lauren. Yes, it really is a craze. (incredibly so, at least to me LOL) I know. Like you have said (I can't remember if it was in your comment over at your blog or in the post itself) its entertainment that seems to be giving the devil his strongest foothold. And yes, the darkness does seem to have some attraction to us. Even as Christians we seem to find ourselves attracted to the pleasureful-looking wiles of Satan. Yes, it is kind of sad how many people just shrug it off. It is ALWAYS nice to find a comrade! I love meeting new people who believe what I do and hold strongly to their convictions! Thank you, Lauren. You have been a blessing. In your post and in your honest thoughts.
    PS: I saw the comment and replied. :) I do get your point, and I respect your convictions (as I've said :) I'm glad I could be of spiritual support, so to speak. I know, I have had many conversations concerning various things, where I've been, basically, spiritually attacked by their words. It is really discouraging. But, through Christ, who is our strength, we can endure. :)
    God bless you,