Mave wrote:I have to admit that I will feel pretty uncomfortable with this. But do understand that I'm fairly bothered by the general concept of vampires as a whole. This leads me to form an opinion that vampire myth + Bible references as irreconcilable and non-edifying. If you had used another form of disease, I would have probably been less critical.
The idea of substituting actual Biblical references or using parallels can help ease this potential source of discomfort.
However, I don't intend to press my opinion on you. Pls consider this as honest feedback and make your choice as God leads you. *nods*
Thanks for the feed back. I haven't had much of a chance to work on this since but maybe if I explain my intentions behind it a little better you may see it in a differnt light? I don't want to spoil anything, not that there's much to spoil at this point its all just notes on paper but anyway...
I've always been fascinated with vampires, not necessarily their thirst for blood, I dunno, I thought they were interesting characters and in a way, a very extreme characture of us... Anyway, in my little story the disease represents sin in general and which is has infected everyone and so everyone is dying. And then what we become if we give into sinful ways. We naturally thirst for something and this natural drive to want to keep on living and in the story, the vampires and their thirst for blood kind of parallels this. The only one who can fully quench this thirst and cure them fully though is Jesus. Plus Jesus is "the Light"... and in his presence sin is crushed... so yea, the vampires can't stand in the daylight or they are destroyed. Repent of your sin and trust Jesus, the Light will destroy the vampire but his soul is saved thus becoming a new creation in Christ.
(I actually thought, when I was describing my vampire myth idea, the direction I was headed with this was quite obvious and cliche but I guess not, so in a way I'm pleased with myself
) As far as anything other than that though, I'll just have to see as I go along but thats basically what I've had in my mind for the whole vampire thing which is why I thought the idea of the whole adam and eve part as a back story would work so perfectly
I know thats a bit sketchy and alot of things need smoothing out but thats basically the gist of it
Anyway, if you still have objections to this approach please let me know. Or if you have ideas how to smooth this idea out better. Again this isn't the storyline but just my idea behind the vampires I've kind of had for a while and thought I'd build a story around it.