A Christian TV host has condemned Breaking Dawn Part 2--the last film in The Twilight Saga, which opens nationwide on Friday. Steve Wohlberg is director of White Horse Media and hosts a show called His Voice Today on The Walk TV. Not fond of any of the Twilight films, Wohlberg fears this final installment--in which heroine Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) transforms into a vampire--is worse than the earlier films.
According to a report from The Christian Post, Wohlberg has long familiarized himself with the practice of teens becoming involved with the occult. He began his study shortly after the Harry Potter books soared to the top of the best-sellers lists.
"When the 'Twilight' series came out, I knew that just like 'Harry Potter' contributed to interest in Wicca, 'Twilight' will increase interest in vampirism," he says.
Wohlberg is adamant that society is losing many of its teens to vampirism.
"There is a whole network of organizations that are promoting vampirism, and it is very easy to go on the Internet and type in 'teenage vampire,' and you will find websites that are teaching kids how to get involved in drinking blood, how to find a donor, how to get involved in vampirism, and the evidence is so overwhelming that kids are getting involved in occultism and vampirism left and right," he says.
Do you think the Twilight series of films is leading teenagers astray? It seems fairly harmless, is only rated PG-13 and you never hear its cast members tout vampirism in their interviews. In fact, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart laugh and joke about their roles as vampires and their "super human" strength.
"The biggest danger is that kids will try to emulate the heroes (in movies like 'Twilight') and when they check out real occultism, they can be invaded by demonic forces. They have no clue that the devil and his angels are very real, and in Matthew and Revelation Jesus talks about the devil and his angels. When kids experiment with these things, they open up a doorway to the demonic. The devil's goal is to possess this generation," Wohlberg warns.
It would certainly be interesting to learn if there has been an increase in the practice of vampirism here in the United States since the first Twilight film hit theaters. It seems far more likely that the romantic notion of the films takes precedence over the idea of vampirism, don't you think? The underlying tone of all the films is a love story.
Steve Wohlberg is the author of a book released back in 2010 called The Trouble with Twilight: Why Today's Vampire Craze is Hazardous to Your Health. In it he talks about how all of the Twilight movies "skew" teenagers' views of the world. Does this seem all that likely to you? Are there teens who watch Edward Cullen and Bella Swan and then go off and dabble in the occult? Do movie-goers really wind up practicing vampirism or is this a case of making a big deal out of nothing?
Lots of Christian families allow their teenagers and even younger children to see the Twilight films. They will undoubtedly be in line on November 16th when Breaking Dawn Part 2 premieres. Don't you suppose if teenagers turn to the occult as a result of seeing a film like this that it is indeed a rare exception?
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