posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:56 PM
Interesting thread, I enjoyed reading it.
If we lived in such a world where vampires existed, where the "common lore" that we know of now - much in part through recent fiction novels and
hollywood - was true, then I know they'd have to stop me from banging down the doors (crypts?) to get in on it! However, being a rational person I
know that its all mythology and Hollywood fiction, so none of that desire is based on reality.
I'm a modern vampire lore hobbyist myself. I'm not goth at all, I just enjoy reading the book and watching the movies/tv shows. Heightened senses,
immortality, and heck I'm already a night person. Then..if you want to end it..just walk out into the sun (unless your more of a Twilight mythology
person..where its harder to kill yourself).
But like I said, I don't believe in any of it - the traditional, modern, or new age ('psychic' vampire) lore. But if I the modern type (the
traditional lore is nothing more than an animated corpse, and the new age lore is just sort of new ageist/not my cup of tea) of lore was true -
Also, since we're talking about beings that don't exist, I am not so sure myself that vampires - were they to exist - would not have souls. Death of
the body is not death of the soul. We connect the two because we live in a world where once the physical body dies, there is nothing sentient left in
what is behind that we see. However, were vampires real, it would change our understanding of what a soul can reside in. Of course..all this is rather
theoretical, as no such things exist, but its never the less an interesting discussion
[edit on 23-9-2008 by LowLevelMason]