I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but it is perplexing that our youth and even some older folks have become totally absorbed in stories with subject matter or overtones concerning death.
Whether it be the Twilight saga where people are promised eternal life by becoming vampires or shows like “The Walking Dead” where live people are killing off zombies. I don’t quite understand what the attraction here is. Is this pushing a form of collectivism or just denying that human life isn’t even that important anymore?
It is sickening to me to see teenage kids playing a game called “Zombie” and crawling around on the floor making strange hissing noises while chasing other kids in the game. Yes, I have seen this with my own eyes with my neighbor’s children. In fact, I asked my neighbor just recently (who is a teen by the way) why she is so obsessed with this death and zombie stuff, and her only response was that it is cool.
Maybe some of these people need to see death first hand. Maybe a trip to an abortion clinic to see infants getting killed and tossed into a trash can or our troops being sent home from the Middle East in body bags in pieces might wake them up. Or maybe it is just denying the fact that only Jesus Christ is the only one that can give us eternal life.
Unfortunately, America is now a dying culture that has been overrun with this type of mindset. Or is it mind control? You decide; but until then, stay safe and always be aware of your surroundings.
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