In HBO’s new series "True Blood," vampires have "come out of the coffin," that is, they have revealed themselves to society after thousands of years in seclusion. Now, in the spirit of today’s Halloween celebrations, if we were living in the world of "True Blood," would you accept a vampire into your congregation?
Even though no man is an island, vampires live self-serving lives.
Should vampires wake up and join our spiritual community enmasse, several teachings from the Ten Commandments as given to Moses come to mind. These Ten Commandmenets were given to Moses by God for the purpose of guiding and directing his people into a more spiritual way of life. Living a self-serving life violates the First Commandment: Thou shall have no other gods before me. By focusing on their own longevity, they do not consider spirituality as an important aspect of life. God is non-existent to them.