Monday, June 8, 2009

Twilight Poison

I think it is always wise to look at things through our Catholic glasses.

I never liked the subject matter of the Twilight series - call it a gut feeling and just the way I am - so when Fr. Euteneuer [an exorcist among other things] uses the word 'poison*' to describe this series, I can rest assured that my gut - although pudgy - is spot on.

*as seen in the comments following the article

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I too, have a pudgy/ right-on gut on this one. We saw Father with Raymond Arroyo a couple of weeks ago. He is an amazing man.
Pax Christi.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I read the whole series so I could talk about it and really know what I was talking about. I enjoyed the first book but really hated the main character. I realized that the author was very immature and was projecting her own crazy fantasy into that character. It got so much worse in the next books that I was tempted to just chuck them. She is just a really horrible writer and the books shouldn't be read JUST for that reason, alone! Plus, for all of the hype of her novels being so-called "chaste" they were really raunchy, and gross, and embarrassingly NOT accurate to what authentic love is! DUH, I know they are 'vampires' and 'warewolves' and it's all just a funny fiction story but still...Trina read them and she feels the same way as I do. She's smart enough to figure out what is real and what is wrong about them, though. Many other teen girls are silly, uninformed, and really don't know how to discern virtue/sin. The books were engaging at first, but they left a very bad taste in your mouth after you were done reading them. The movie was just pure awfulness.

The founder of HLI is from my hometown! He has a very interesting background. Here is a review of his book called "Faithful For Life": http://www.theotokos.org.uk/pages/breviews/francisp/frpmarx.html

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

geez laura, blah blah blah ;)
r

Regina said...

whoopsie, that comment was from me, not laura.
r

Shelly said...

i've had other friends who wanted to "see what all the fuss was about" and couldn't stand it - everyone's tastes are different,, i understand that - but for *me* poison is poison... no matter if you "die" from it or not. [emphasis on MEEEEEEEEEE ;)]
take from that what you will... I'm also a "no Potter" mom too - ;)

[regina, how ever did you get your comment to show under laura's?]

Megan said...

Well you know I couldn't stand it, couldn't even finish it. Scares me to think that there are 10 year olds out there reading this trash and watching the movie.

regan said...

well, i WAS going to comment on twilight, but i don't care for that sort of stuff anyway. didn't like the potter boy either. we are dreamy in an "anne of green gables" sort of way. the magic of lord of the rings and narnia, even, but not the dark stuff. especially "poison" stuff.but putting all that aside, thanks for a good cry before i am off to bed. i mean could you possibly have picked a better song for your blog than the song from meet the robinsons? i love you dearly shelly, you are a woman after my own heart.....
signed,
another pudgy gutted gal in CA

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Thanks for posting this, Shelly. I live under a rock, so I only heard of this book series last week at a meeting of secular women. (Well, many are self-professed Christians, but it is a secular group.) They were trying to convince me to read it. These women with children were saying they'd read the entire series in a week (how did they have the time?). Then they told me about another series the author began writing that is nearly X-rated and how great it is. I suspected "Twilight" was nothing I ever wanted to crack open and the article you posted tells me why. Thank you.

Regina said...

i have her login name/pw to change blog designs. last night (well 2 nights ago now, last night from the night of the comment) i was changing her running blog and i guess i forgot to log out. weird that it would still let her log in under the same info (wouldnt think it would let 2 laura the crazy mama's be signed in).
r

Party of Eight said...

Hi Shelly! Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like yours :D I have never gotten into Twilight: books or movie. I do enjoy Harry Potter, although I'm a little behind the times! God Bless You!

Sarah said...

I read the first two of Twit-light. I reviewed the on my blog. They are awful on many levels.

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