“The Bible is in many ways the ultimate horror novel.”
That is the last sentence in an article by CNN’s John Blake exploring the religious themes in horror novelist Stephen King’s books.
“… I hate organized religion. I think it’s one of the roots of real evil that’s in the world,” Blake quotes King as saying in a 1988 interview with Janet C. Beaulieu on his latest book at the time, “The Dark Tower.”
But King describes himself as a Christian, according to his website –– and Blake says “he was raised as a ‘hard-nosed’ Methodist taught to believe in the Antichrist.”
Why, then, would King infiltrate his horror novels with hidden lessons from the Bible and Jesus Christ? Blake says the best way to “understand King’s faith is not through his words, but through his stories.”
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