Twilight Author in Love with Demons
An author of the Twilight Series and faithful mormon prepares to watch the success of the third installment in her series on the big screen. Her name is Stephenie Meyer. Her books, specifically the Twilight series tailor to the young reader as young as nine years old. The story describes a mortal 17 year old human girl falling in love with a vampire born in 1901. The plot thickens as they start to have feelings for each-other. The immortal “Vegetarian” vampire named Edward, who drinks animal blood, falls in love with the young girl, Bella and protects her from harm. The love that he has fights off his own desire to kill her. In fact, the love is so strong, he kills other vampires who seek her blood. He does so by ripping their bodies apart then burning them. Edward leaves and breaks up with Bella, believing that he puts her in danger. In the meantime, Jacob, a shapeshifting werewolf becomes emotionally involved with Bella. In a flurry of revenge fights, Bella jumps off a cliff and is considered dead. The the teenage soap opera continues as Bella shows interest in joining the vampire coven. This of course is Meyer’s moral plug for abstinence as Edward refuses to do so unless they marry. If they do marry, he will turn her into a vampire.
These books portray the male characters as ideal men. These men depicted are demons. They have killed and are driven to kill. It teaches young girls that it’s okay to love someone or demon who is the “bad boy” or dangerous. There is a time in the story where Bella is abandoned. She is so obsessed that she becomes depressed. When they find each-other again, she doesn’t want to lose him. She desires to live with him forever so awful that she will even turn into a vampire to keep him. This concept promotes an emotionally and some could say physically abusive relationship. Don’t agree?
A question asked of Robert Pattinson (Edward) by Rolling Stone.
Is it weird to have girls that are so young have this incredibly sexualized thing around you?It’s weird that you get 8-year-old girls coming up to you saying, “Can you just bite me? I want you to bite me.” It is really strange how young the girls are, considering the book is based on the virtues of chastity, but I think it has the opposite effect on its readers though. [Laughs]
It sends the message of a love/hate relationship. It teaches these women/girls how to obsess over what is dangerous for them no matter the consequences. Obsess if those consequences result in complete transformation of themselves just to have the man they want.
Here are some writings on the conception of Twilight from Stephenie Meyer’s own website:
“I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately.”
“Also, the vampire was just so darned good-looking, that I didn’t want to lose the mental image.”
“It took me a while to find names for my anonymous duo. For my vampire (who I was in love with from day one)”
“After spending so much time with her (Bella), I loved her like a daughter, and no name was good enough. Finally, inspired by that love, I gave her the name I was saving for my daughter, who had never shown up and was unlikely to put in an appearance at this point: Isabella.”
“All this time, Bella and Edward were, quite literally, voices in my head. They simply wouldn’t shut up. I’d stay up as late as I could stand trying to get all the stuff in my mind typed out, and then crawl, exhausted, into bed (my baby still wasn’t sleeping through the night, yet) only to have another conversation start in my head.”
“Overall, it’s been a true labor of love, love for Edward and Bella and all the rest of my imaginary friends, and I’m thrilled that other people get to meet them now.”
There you’ve read it. If you have read these books or watched these movies, you have also met these voices that Mrs. Meyer’s has in her head.
A rebuttal from her website to critics who call her writings anti-female and completely female submissive:
“I am not anti-female, I am anti-human. I wrote this story from the perspective of a female human because that came most naturally, as you might imagine.”
A Question from Time Magazine
Time Magazine asks:You came up with the story for your first book, Twilight, in a dream. From there, how did you come up with the characters?“I think you only get one dream like that in a lifetime, and it was all I needed. Once I unlocked the door, there were a lot of stories waiting to get out. Apparently, there are enough people in my head to supply me for a while.”
These are other books/stories that this woman has written that deal with fantasy and the supernatural.
Prom Nights from Hell: Hell on Earth
This is a story about the demon, Sheba and half-angel Gabe who of course… fall in love with each-other.
Story talks about aliens who invade the souls of humans. Wanderer, the demon, actually ends up falling in love with a non-invaded human being.
It seems that Mrs. Meyer supports an ongoing theme. A theme where a human or half-human falls in love with a demon. Now there is a problem with this concept. According to Matthew 6:24 (No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.)
Is it possible for a human to fall in love with a demon?
In Matthew 6:24, it is speaking about love (agapaho) that can “love sensually” (agab) or to be “entrapped with a noose or snare” (naqash). It is then possible to be “snared” by demons. It is not a genuine love that is spoken about in 1 Corinthians 13. Charity (agahpay) is from the word (agapaho). Charity means affection & benevolence. It is described in 1 Corinthians 13 as not thinking evil. Bella in this story, desires to become a vampire of which in Acts 15:20 we are to abstain from blood. Even if Bella were to be a “Vegetarian Vampire” she would still be drinking animal’s blood which is prohibited by scripture. Duet. 12:23-24 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. Her “love” would then be causing her to think evil. This love that she speaks of must be the snare (naqash).
Can a demon fall in love with a human?
What fellowship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 is talking about being unequally yoked for humans with each-other. This would yet also be the same standard for demons as well. They have sinned and are condemned to eternal damnation. Those who believe with their hearts and confess with their mouth that shall be saved. Romans 10:9. Their spirit can no longer sin. (John 3:9). A spirit cannot sin and also show charity. What the demons attribute instead of love is to lust and deceive. Edward was described as an immortal. When man sinned, the world was cursed with death so that man would still have a chance to be with God in glory. The fallen angels from heaven who sinned, however, were not given that chance and cannot die. Thus, Edward is an immortal demon/fallen angel described in the book and cannot love sensually.
Mrs. Meyer has been visited by a demon in her dreams who she has stated to fall in love. She has been deceived that it is possible for demons and humans to love each-other. Now she is sharing that deception with the world. Viewers and readers that watch or read her stories have now willingly opened themselves up to these fantastical concepts of intimate demon/human relationships.
By Jesse W.
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