Thoughts on Vampires, Necromancers, Witches, the Occult and other Spiritual Stuff Promoted around Halloween…

With the recent vampire  phenomenon sweeping the nation, you would have to throw a stone far not to come face to face with a vampire or some other form of the occult. It’s everywhere books, magazines, clothes, movies, television shows, coffee cups, bumper stickers, etc. All these things are intensified even more around Halloween. So the question becomes: What is a Christian to do with all of it? I have many good friends who hold to the belief that it’s fiction and therefore just fun. While others believe that as believers we should have nothing to do with it.

A pastor friend of ours wrote an excellent blog post that I think every christian should read in regards to this issue.

“Some have questioned how Christians ought to respond to the popularity of books like Twilight, Harry Potter, and the popular “undead-romance” genre in general.  Some say Christians should abandon all media that dramatizes the supernatural powers of darkness.  Others say these items are fiction and should not be taken seriously, therefore Christians may read them.  The arguments are generally hubbed around notions of what constitutes good Christian fantasy material and what does not.  After all, do we ask the same questions regarding the rightness or wrongness of soap operas?  What about popular fantasy TV shows that do not glorify the undead or witchcraft but do create an engrossing fantasy world for the viewers?  How should the Christian respond to these matters?”

 
To read the full post click here.

What do you think?

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