There are myriad parallels between Jesus Christ and the romantic vampire. Jesus is the light of the world. The vampire is weakened, or destroyed by light. By drinking the blood and eating the flesh of Jesus, you die and are reborn as an immortal. By drinking the blood of a vampire, you die and are reborn as an immortal. The life of a Christian is quickened. His flesh is mortified. Vampires, as the living dead, tend to rot a bit. Jesus can change form, appearing as light, or a piece of bread. Vampires can change form. Christians must convert others. Vampires also. Christians detest mortal existence. So do vampires. And Jesus was "staked" with a sword to kill him, just as vampires are staked to insure their deaths. The stake is not always effective in killing vampires as some are strong enough to remove them and use them against their attackers. Christians use the "sword" (Bible) to subdue evil in the world.
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