Christian producer and author Steve Wohlberg warns that the Harry Potter and Twilight books and movies are damaging to teens because they glorify dark themes, such as vampires and witches.
In both stories, dark characters are presented in a positive light, he says. Additionally, teens are attracted to these dark characters and their cultures, and as a result, interest in Wicca and vampirism is increasing, Wohlberg says.
The reality is that teens who are involved in mesmerizing entertainment that are saturated with occultism an making occultism look positive, there is just a lot of people who are getting lured into the real things, and that is a very dangerous trip (Steve Wohlberg, Christian Post).
This theory reminded me of when the first Twilight came out. There were some news stories about kids pretending to be vampires in school–one principal even sent letters home informing parents that there were no vampires in his school.
Wohlberg also says:
Our society in many ways is so secular, we have taken God out of so many things. In the public schools there is very little reference to God at all. So kids are looking for something powerful, something supernatural, and occultism is bombarding them on television and through novels and through movies. There is just a lot of occultism that is out there.
Do you agree with Wohlberg’s theory?