We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Teen Vampires

I would presume that most of my readers don’t have children who are reading or watching the teen vampire phenomenon. But it is here and they are wreaking havoc upon our children’s lives. These grotesque characters have now entered the classic culture where both classic books and movies are being adapted to the vampire world. Children and teens love them and if something isn’t done soon a large portion of this generation will be significantly influenced. I am reminded that Lot’s righteous soul, in seeing and hearing was vexed from day to day by their unlawful deeds. He did do those evil deeds, he just saw and heard them and it tore his soul apart. Below is a letter I received from a friend about this new phenomenon.
-Mark, I was re-confirmed in my impressions of the Vampire stories watching the preview for the second one filmed at the movies yesterday afternoon. These are teenagers, making massive life-affecting decisions, with very little parental support. And I know they’re written to appeal to teenagers’ sense of autonomy, but…it is cringe-making on that level. And yes, they are compelling, action-packed stories–hence Hollywood has picked them up to film and mass-market, but….there’s a poignancy to it all which reflects on our times/culture

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