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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vampire, Occult Entertainment Going Too Far? Christian Leaders Urge Action

Prophecy Sign: Increase in occultism  


Have you noticed just how many occult related news shows are hitting the airwaves these days?  Here in Canada, the Space Channel might as well change its name to the Occult channel as the weekly lineup is nothing but a plethora of Vampires, Werewolves, Zoombies and Witches. There is now an alarming trend of young woman gravitating to these types of programming.

A particular passage from the book of Revelation, depending on the interpretation, warns that a time will come when people will be immersed in "sorceries" as the King James version notes.  This word has been interpreted as pertaining to both drugs and occultism. The NET Bible version has used the phrase "magic spells" as it's interpretation of the original Greek word, which is quite prophetic given the contexts of the following news reports.

Furthermore, they did not repent of their murders, of their magic spells, of their sexual immorality, or of their stealing. Revelation 9:21 NET

Vampire, Occult Entertainment Going Too Far? Christian Leaders Urge Action
Twilight fans may need to step back and reassess their love of vampires and werewolves, as a recent rise in occult activity throughout the world is alarming some Christian scholars. More than just a flippant fascination, youth today have become fixated on popular entertainment subjects like vampires, ghosts and witches, taking their interests to the extreme, and acting out in accordance.
“Psychologists have long understood how women in general desire strength in men, but few could have imagined how this natural and overriding need by young ladies would be used in modern times to seduce them of their innocence using mysteriously strong yet everlastingly damned creatures depicted in popular books and films like Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse,” publisher Thomas Horn said in a statement.

Spellbound: why witchcraft is enchanting a new generation of teenage girls
However, it is on television that the season of the witch has truly taken hold. In addition to American Horror Story, with its tale of voodoo queens and teenage witches, there's Lifetime's The Witches of East End, adapted from a novel by Melissa de la Cruz and featuring a family of spellcasters led by Julia Ormond. Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals(on the Syfy channel) has a central storyline about witchcraft and in Universal's Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane deals with duelling covens in present-day America.
So why witches – and why now? "The idea of being able to manipulate supernatural forces still resonates," says Owen Davies, professor of social history at the University of Hertfordshire and author of America Bewitched: The Story of Witchcraft after Salem. "Witches and ghosts speak to something fundamental and innate in our psyche. It's an emotional connection."

2 comments:

  1. You realize things trend, don't you? Movie monsters have been in and out of popularity for ages. Mummies, giant bugs, vampires, zombies, witches, etc.

    These are archetypal images in the collective human psyche. You are making it far more nefarious than it actually is.

    Moreover, I imagine Christ would be more concerned with other things in this world than niche television.

    Get your priorities straightened out.

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  2. We could not disagree more with you comment. Just take a look at the trash that constitutes the majority of the viewing hours on the Space Channel and try to tell us that its nothing different from a Bela Lugosi 1930's Count Dracula film. Everything is occultist/demonic laden today to the point of extreme. Satan is very hard at work numbing society to the spiritual warfare going on all around us.

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