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Vampire Trend: Innocent or Evil?

Many would agree that the “vampire fad” has taken over the imaginations of teens everywhere. You see it now with the Twilight series. True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and other popular shows becoming all the rage in Hollywood. Granted, Count Dracula has been around for ages, but it’s undeniable that many of today’s teen heartthrobs are of the vampire variety.

Twilight has made well over 142 million dollars in the box office in the first opening weekend alone. This isn’t even including annual sales which is over one billion dollars. The films are full of passion, romance and very good looking actors and actresses. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are huge teen idols along with leading ladies such as Kristen Stewart.

Stephanie Mayer who wrote the Twilight books was placed on the Top 100 Most Influential Celebrities list in 2009.

“Meyer, who sold 29 million books and created a vampire frenzy, earned $50 million during the year-long period.”

[Source: CNBC.com]

It’s safe to say that vampires are everywhere. There is even a Canadian show coming out called My Babysitter is a Vampire due to be released this Fall.

Do you believe that the vampire craze is a sneaky way for the enemy to creep in and try to expose young people to dark, demonic material? I suppose you may use wisdom and use discretion when you watch and read this kind of material, but for the most part, young people are still learning and growing. Of course, there is an aspect of love to some of these stories, which is the most positive aspect of vampire-themed entertainment, but I have some food for thought:

Why not read the Bible and learn wisdom and truth rather than read dark, false fantasy? It’s your choice, of course, but I want to get people thinking.

Personally, I am drawn to light, positive things — things that nurture my spirit. The more I grow closer to the Father, the more I thirst for righteousness. Granted, I understand there are those who enjoy fantasy and romance novels, but I do think we need to be watchful and mindful of what we put in our spirits.

“Let no one deceive you with empty words; for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient…For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” -Ephesians 5:8

I want to ask the readers of Project Inspired, do you believe that vampire TV shows, books and films are all just fantasy or do you think there is a bigger spirit behind it? Do you think it’s innocent or evil? It would be easy to watch the newest show with the hottest actors in Vampire Diaries and the like, but it takes courage to stand against the current of society.

Is there an undercurrent or message that could lead innocent fans to watch shows about witchcraft and that glorify death? Ask yourselves: Is it innocent or evil?

“The mind of the sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”

— Romans 8:6

Sources: Imdb.com, Forbes.com

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  1. GodGirl209

    Posted by GodGirl209 on September 18, 2013 at 23:06

    DEFINANTELY A NO!!!!!

  2. rainana

    Posted by rainana on September 16, 2013 at 18:05

    My sisters have been watching all this week without stopping the show vampire diaries, i started kinda watching it with them but i reminded my self that I had a commitment with God I’d told him I was gonna change and abstain from worldly things so I stopped watching the show and read the bible or study some verses. Not only that But I’ve noticed that since my sisters started watching that show they been having weird dreams “fantasy dreams” it happens to me usually when I do the same things for a good period of time and to be Honest I dont wanna have those disturbing dreams about vampires and blood >.< it used to happen a lot when i would play video games a lot back then

  3. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on June 20, 2012 at 08:56

    what i’ve been wondering is: when did vampires become good? last i checked they were supposed to be bad.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by cristina25986 on June 16, 2012 at 10:18

    I am not allowed to watch True Blood, as it is very adult. But watching or reading The Vampire Diaries and Twilight does not make you “evil” in my opinion. They don’t glorify God but they don’t degrade or humiliate Him either. I think that people need to be more open minded with this sort of thing.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by bcd500 on May 14, 2012 at 14:43

    Proverbs 30:14
    “There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.”
    You make your own decision about Twilight. But before you do that… what does the Bible have to say about them?

    Leviticus 17:10-14
    “If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood. “Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.” Vampires eat blood. I used to be a twilight fan but now…

  6. Christina

    Posted by Christina on March 26, 2012 at 15:46

    I think the whole series kinda scares me alot, and I havn’t even read it but it seems like they are really evil books thats just my opinion

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kasey on January 5, 2012 at 18:38

    I try to stay away from that kind of thing, things that I read often have a lasting impression on me. And I’m worried that if I start I’ll never be able to stop.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeccaBunneh98 on December 9, 2011 at 20:36

    Twilight sends out bad messages in general. It’s all about the importance of having a boyfriend. Plus, Bella sits depressed in her room for 6 months, then trys to kill herself. That’s a terrible message to send to young people!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by cristina25986 on June 16, 2012 at 10:19

      Obviously you’ve read it. And where does she try to kill herself?

      • Lexis

        Posted by Lexis on August 11, 2012 at 16:22

        when she goes ‘cliff diving’ without help when a storms coming, when she goes riding on motorcycles…ect..