Skip to comments.The Real Trouble with Twilight. Christian author takes on Twilight and Eclipse
Posted on 06/29/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT by cakid1
The Real Trouble with Twilight The Vampire Craze
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga has a very dark side, according to the author of a new book 'The Trouble with Twilight.'
On the eve of the release 'Eclipse' Television producer, occult researcher and bestselling author Steve Wohlberg says
...The real trouble with Twilight is that real teenagers
impressionable people are sheep.
They see AVATAR and come away hating the military. As if it were real or something.
Sheep are ridiculous.
DUmmies can’t tell fantasy from reality.
Other than the fact that it's mental porn for chicks?
yup. especially the younger ones, like under 27. lol.
Its pure fantasy and not a very exciting one.
yawn. i’m tired of these bogus “controversies” the media loves to manufacture.
write something better or hush up.
It’s a freaking work of fiction! Good grief! If these books pried some kids’ hands away from the computer keyboard and made them crack open a book, it’s nothing but a good thing.
lol...last thanksgiving a friends 6 yr old daughter was asked to list what she was most thankful for..she listed being a vampire and having plenty of blood...hehhehe
My problem with Twilight is different.
I think a young girl obsessed with Twilight is at risk for an unhealthy romantic relationship.
Edward give emotional whiplash and physical pain to everyone involved with him, yet he is represented as being the only possible love of this girl’s life. She actually throws herself into the sea out of desperation to be near him.
He’s a classic abusive partner.
Please, These movies are too silly to be taken seriously. I asked a young lady (about 17) in a bookstore why she liked twilight, she said it was well writen and romantic. My sister lets my niece read the books, she said there was no sex in them and that she was glad her daughter was reading.
I heard one theory that “Twilight” was mormon propaganda.
Today, teen girls are obsessed with the Twilight Series....next year they will be obsessed with some new boy band that seems to come along every couple of years while their Twilight paraphernalia gathers dust.
Here is some more from around the web:
...The books run the risk of desensitizing a generation of readers to abuse. Bella, the books heroine, is subjected to a litany of abuses and not only accepts it, but finds it romantic. Her love interest, Edward, stalks her, watches her sleep and controls every moment of her life...
Here are 20 things women learn from Twilight (from wired.com):
If a boy is aloof, stand-offish, ignores you or is just plain rude, it is because he is secretly in love with you and you are the point of his existence.
Secrets are good especially life-threatening ones.
Its OK for a potential romantic interest to be dimwitted, violent and vengeful as long as he has great abs.
If a boy tells you to stay away from him because he is dangerous and may even kill you, he must be the love of your life. You should stay with him since he will keep you safe forever.
If a boy leaves you, especially suddenly (while telling you he will never see you again), it is because he loves you so much he will suffer just to keep you safe.
When a boy leaves you, going into shock, losing all your friends and enduring night terrors are completely acceptable occurrences as long as you keep your grades up.
It is extremely romantic to put yourself in dangerous situations in order to see your ex-boyfriend again. Its even more romantic to remember the sound of his voice when he yelled at you.
Boys who leave you always come back.
Because they come back, you should hold out, waiting for them for months, even when completely acceptable and less-abusive alternative males present themselves.
Even though you have no intention of dating an alternative male who expresses interest in you, it is fine to string the young man along for months. Also, you should use him to fix things for you. Maybe hell even buy you something.
You should use said male to fix things because girls are incapable of anything mechanical or technical.
Lying to your parents is fine. Lying to your parents while you run away to save your suicidal boyfriend is an extremely good idea that shows your strength and maturity. Also, it is what you must do.
Car theft in the service of love is acceptable.
If the boy you are in love with causes you (even indirectly) to be so badly beaten you end up in the hospital, you should tell the doctors and your family that you fell down the steps because you are such a silly, clumsy girl. That false explanation always works well for abused women.
Men can be changed for the better if you sacrifice everything you are and devote yourself to their need for change.
Young women should make no effort to improve their social skills or emotional state. Instead, they should seek out potential mates that share their morose deficiencies and emotional illnesses.
Girls shouldnt always read a book series just because everyone else has.
When writing a book series, its acceptable to lift seminal source material and bastardize it with tired, overwrought teenage angst.
When making or watching a major feature film, you should gleefully embrace the 20 minutes of plot it provides in between extended segments of vacant-eyed silence and self-indulgent, moaning banter.
Vampires once among the great villains of literature and motion pictures are no longer scary. In fact, theyre every bit as whiny, self-absorbed and impotent as any human being.
I've seen lots of weird things in my lifetime, but this whole vampire fad has to be the weirdest.
Until the next thing, which I really don't want to know about.
It is simple. It is about teeenage girls and love.
The young girls who enjoy the books are free to explore this through the female characters beause the females have no control or responsibility.
Edward is constantly stalking and threatening Bella’s life.
I don’t get it either.
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