Monthly Archives: January 2016

Is Fantasy Inherently Sinful Part 2 (Of Idolatry and Child Molestation)

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/). This post is a continuation of the post here: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/is-fantasy-inherently-sinful/. In this last post I suggested that idolatry in fantasy be compared to child molestation. If … Continue reading

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Stories As Communicating Truth

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/).                 Stories clearly have a role in the communication of truth. The Bible is full of stories. Even Jesus taught with stories. Can we justify fantasy … Continue reading

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Is Fantasy Inherently Sinful?

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/).                 It is difficult to write off an entire genre as sinful, but there are certain inherently sinful components generally characteristic of works of fantasy. The … Continue reading

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Is Fantasy Justified By Good Themes?

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/).                 Many Christian fans of fantasy are well aware of the many dangers of the genre. However, they feel that as long as they enter into … Continue reading

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Should We Visit Secondary Worlds?

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/).                 A necessary companion to the idea of secondary creation is the concept of secondary worlds. In all fiction, but in fantasy in particular, the author … Continue reading

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Are We Secondary Creators?

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/). When Christian write about fiction in general and fantasy in particular, more and more they use the idea of secondary creation. This idea was essential to … Continue reading

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A New Mythology?

[This is one part of a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning: https://randallfcurtis.com/2016/01/02/the-dangers-of-fantasy/).                 It has now become common knowledge that Tolkien explained a major motivation for his forays into Middle Earth. He loved the mythologies of other cultures, … Continue reading

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