For those who find Vampire religion as fascinating as I do, you’ll be interested to learn that Michelle Belanger has donated The Vampire Codex to the Internet Sacred Text Archives. That means you can now read the Vampire Codex for free. Some of the light hearted topics you’ll find therein include: feeding, manifesting and energy manipulation. Eat your heart out.
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well christians are vampires too, if you take Jesus’ blood and christian attitdes towards Him into consideration. I once saw a book titled something in the regions of Christian vampires : the Blood of Jesus which of the life of me I cannot find now.
Alouw, I once came a guy called Pale Rider, who’d written some very interesting articles under the title of, The Bloody Gospel: Christ of the Vampires. I wonder if it was related to the book you mention. You’ll find some of it reproduced at: http://thevampireproject.blogspot.com/2009/03/bloody-gospel.html
Here’s a snippet:
“The idea behind drinking the blood for a vampire, is that it gives him life. It is that life-blood that allows the vampire to live forever. But to keep a vampire alive, it is through the sacrifice of someone else or something. However, in Christianity, we find the exact opposite. For the Christ of the Vampires, instead of being selfish and taking life, he freely gives his. Therefore it is the Christians themselves who are like the Vampires and accept the blood of Christ’s sacrifice as atonement for their sins “to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace,” Eph. 1:6-7 NIV.”
And then of course we could start talking about Anne Rice.
Apologies for taking so long to reply to this thread. Thanks Matt, as usual an excellent blog. No I do not think it was that book.
I was referring to believer’s as vampires and how selfish we are for the Blood of Christ in how it relates to soteriology, specifically our salvation (going to heaven when we die, escaping the world, etc,…). I go the impression by the title of the book I have not been able to remember yet that it was about all these other things and the author was trying to redirect us. I googled Anne Rice, the name sounded familiar and quite interesting.
Oh, you mean the fixations on receiving blessings verses passing blessings on?
Yes, something in that vein of thought. No pun intended 🙂