I have recently found out that some Christian Moms band the Twilight series form their home! I LOVE the Twilight series and had to find out why they would do this.
Apparently they looked at it completely different from the way I looked at it. I found it to be a great series. I thought it was very apparent that this was fiction. Complete fantasy! It is very well written and even makes you think about your faith. The main characters discus faith and purity in the series many times. The love of family is very strong in their lives. I thought that the entire series was mainly about right and wrong.
Others have found that they see the main characters teaching lust. They found the evil in it. I do have to say if you are looking for the evil you will find it. Evil is in every thing. You only have to look. You can visit Jasmine at Far Above Rubies to better understand her feelings about this. She goes into a lot more detail than I do. Mostly because she feels so strongly about it.
I feel that my son is being taught to love the Lord and know when something is fact or fiction. I don't think that I will keep him from reading these books when I feel he is old enough. I intend to talk about it with him first and make sure he is old enough to enjoy the books, without thinking vampires are real and boys can turn into wolves. I also don't want him to think that love works the same way in real life as in the books. He has to understand they idolize each other more than love each other. No one is perfect. As far as the movies are concerned I don't really like them and I don't yet know how I feel about him watching them one day. I have many years to think this through.
So, how do you feel about the Twilight series? Do you band them from your house hold? Would you let your children read them? Let me know!