procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Monday, September 10, 2007

buffy and friends and friends

i'm supposed to be writing a talk this week on angels and demons.

C.S. Lewis writes in 1941:
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.
(C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, Barbour and Company, Inc., 1990)

i believe the same can be said regarding angels.

although i did read on a site discussing the theology of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that several people working on the show did become Christians, in no small part due to the constant discussion of heaven and hell, angels and demons.

if only my youth group kids were old enough to have watched the show, i could justify doing a talk all about how dodgy the Buffy theology is!

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Blogger Mark said...

Have you found any non-charismaniac books on spiritual beings yet (apart from the Screwtape Letters)?

7:09 am  
Blogger psychodougie said...

yeah, i read one by billy graham, called (unsurprisingly), Angels.

he says in it, that he's written one on devils, demons etc, but doesn't think he should print it.

he's worried about adding to the hysteria (he was also of the ilk that would drive a block away from any cinema showing rosemary's baby, in order to ward off evil spirits.

gosh, i loved that film!

5:31 pm  

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