Seriously, someone has searched under “Is True Blood Satanic?” almost daily and found this blog. I don’t want to go into an explanation of Satanism, blah blah blah. I’m not, although I get that it works for some people; I’m just not one of them.
Also, a certain breed of Christian leadership will label diet soda Satanic if it will scare your butt into a pew and a tithe into their paychecks.
The short answer: NO. The main character is Sookie Stackhouse: in the books the show is based on she is in fact an active, practicing Christian. I am not going to say she is Christ-like, but she draws from the teachings of Jesus and in her active practice she does form relationships with Wiccans, vampires, and other creatures by evaluating each on a case-by-case basis. Within the book, a repeated theme is “If God created it, there must be a reason.” Never is there a question of Sookie losing her faith, and on the show she has also from time to time repeated this philosophy.
Sookie is one of my favorite fictional characters. I am Wiccan, and I love her expression of Christianity. But it’s not enough to make me convert.
So no, True Blood is NOT Satanic. Adult yes. Sexy yes. An example of why all the producers would make terrible lovers, absolutely (it’s all about what the men want ALL THE TIME on the show itself.) And for the most part, it’s fun. I’m still rooting for Sam.