Monday, November 23, 2009

Vatican official slams "Twilight" series

"Monsignor Franco Perazzolo, of the Pontifical Council of Culture, says, "The theme of vampires in Twilight combines a mixture of excesses that as ever is aimed at young people and gives a heavy ­esoteric element. It is once again that age-old trick or ideal formula of using extremes to make an impact at the box office. This film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern."


Dan Guy said...

How is a story about a family of people who seek to overcome their fallen natures and do good "a moral vacuum with a deviant message"?

The character of Bella is a virtuous pagan. Her longing for Edward is an expression of her innate longing for Christ. A product of a broken home, she is drawn to the Cullen family because of their love for, and support of, each other. In their superior bodies and powers she sees the promise of the glorified bodies which we will receive after Christ comes again.

I don't think Monsignor Franco Perazzolo read the books very carefully.

Jozef Schutzman said...

Good Lord! Monsignor Franco Perazzolo would not even have to pick the book up to condemn it. We are supposed to take this as a good message? "The promise of the glorified bodies which we will receive after Christ comes again"??? Do you know what the definition of a vampire is? It is a demon in the body of a dead person! How could you POSSIBLY draw a good analogy from using those as GOOD characters!? That's just messed up.