Thursday, September 16, 2010

Christians Only: Bella & Edward, Sex & Shame

I say "Christians only" because this is strictly "inside baseball" stuff. There are things you can't hope to understand, nor should you try, until you're inside of the thing--this is one of those things. I'll let you know when I make a cross-cultural appeal to the good people out there who don't call themselves Christian.

Wow, ok, well if you're a Christian egghead and you have a half an hour to kill, might I suggest you read this very challenging article from The Other Journal on the Twilight phenomenon and the glowing Evangelical response.

I'm not asking you to agree or disagree, but WOW, just think about it. What's that you ask, do I agree with the overarching ethos of the article? Look, whenever I have new ideas presented to me, no matter how tantalizing or terrible, I like to put a buffer zone grace period around those little idea-viruses (thanks to Inception we know that all ideas are viruses)--I try to integrate and accept as truth NOTHING on the fly. But, as an indication of where this article has put me, I know that I am not now, nor will I ever be, equipped to have a daughter--may God have mercy on my soul and her's.

Class dismissed. Email me if we need to dialog :)

1 comment:

Jason Dean said...

In case you're wondering, yes I edited my work, I took out the "Pagan Dogs" reference for fear it wouldn't be taken as intended--a total joke, ironic, silly and, you know, all that good stuff.