Saturday, June 26, 2010

'Twilight': A Mormon Series?

It appears Glenn Beck isn't the only one writing books that cross over from the Mormon Corridor to the Bible Belt, all the way to the Hollywood-sanctified mainstream from a Mormon perspective. It wouldn't be the first time a Christian religious writer made a crossover, as we've witnessed the popularization of books by the greatly respected Christian apologetics and science fiction writer, C.S. Lewis. I am a novice at my understanding of the Mormon religion and its many sects, but the Mormon faith seems to me almost a blend of Roman Catholicism (the belief in lineal succession similar to apostolic succession, sacramental bread similar to communion wafers) with New Age or Buddhism, particularly the belief in becoming gods, or perfected selves.

Mormon imagery runs deep in ‘Twilight’
- The Salt Lake Tribune

Is 'Twilight' Really Mormon Propaganda? - March 16th 2009

'Twilight' Stars: What Mormon Subtext? - iVillage


Related links:

Sacrament (LDS Church) - Wikipedia

Eucharist - Wikipedia

Gluten Free Mormon - Seek These Things March 12, 2009

"Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy, performed by Leopold Stokowski and The Philadelphia Orchestra, in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940)