Thursday, April 2, 2009

Could There Be A Twilight Religion?

The Examiner's Twilight Examiner, Amanda Bell, has written an article discussing the Twilight "religion" that has come about: Cullenism. The idea stems from the theory that there is spirituality in the series based on the morals that the Cullens possess and that if one is 'good' then they will be with the Cullens in the end.

These Cullenists believe "[j]ust like any other religion," that there is some spirituality to be had in the Twilight series, forming rules and principles upon which to base their tenets. Their creed, say the Cullenists, includes a base set of beliefs that "Edward and the rest of the Twilight characters are real," that "[t]he Twilight series should be worshipped," and that "[i]f you are good in life, you will be bless[ed] with eternity with the Cullens." Other than that, say the Cullenists, there "is not a limit to what you can believe in when it comes to the Cullenism religion . . . we will accept any other Cullenism beliefs you may have." Cullenists are also expected to read some of the books on a daily basis, "like the Bible" and make a pilgrimage to Forks.

You can read the full article here

What do you think about all of this? I'll give you a topic: Edward Cullen. Spirituality. Discuss!


-JessH

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a die hard Twilight Fan. I extremely enjoy the entertainment from the movie and all of the web sites. I have also read the books multiple times. But to beleive this is a religion is crazy. Those people who beleive it is need to seek professional help outside of Hollywood.

ana said...

This is completely NONSENSE. I cant even believe that you are writing about this. People talk about role models, parents need to take more part of their children's lives if they are turning to these books in that way. I enjoyed the books, reading them, not worshipping them.

Brittany. said...

i LOVE Twilight ! i would do anything in thi word to meet the cullens & bella!. I think this religion could go very far! I'm so in on it! i LOVE TWILIGHT!:)

--lovee, Brittanyyy.

Lauren said...

i think the spirituality in the book is quite interesting and i like to think that edward is wrong about all the things he believes in the realm of not having a soul and not having an afterlife, etc. im a religious person myself and its very interesting to hear it from his perspective since he is supposed to be one of the 'eternally damned'.


on the same note, to make a religion and actually claim it is legitimate based on a book series and fictional characters is absolutely insane. like others have said, i enjoy the books and movies and have even read them multiple times. but i would never worship them. it just doesnt make any sense. im a die hard fan, but i would never take any of it to the extreme that these folks have. sometimes, people need help. seriously.

Hazel Designs said...

I already read the books on a daily basis. Hmmm...I could go for this religion.