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An Interesting Exchange

August 13, 2018

Author’s love to get emails. Scratch that, we love to get non-spam emails.

This one was interesting. “The writing was excellent, but the Christian undertones bothered me, so I can’t recommend it…”

After thanking him for writing, I asked what kind of books he enjoyed. Sci-fi, of course, fantasy, Harry Potter, and a few other magic-based books.

“So you’re a witch/warlock/Wiccan?” I asked.

“No, of course not,” he responded.

“If you don’t have to be a warlock to enjoy magic-based books, why do you have to be a Christian to enjoy Christian-based novels?”

In his response, he admitted to starting and stopping his email, until he had to admit that I was right. Suspension of disbelief is easy for somethings, and harder for other things. He said he’d have to think about why it bothered him, and that he hoped I didn’t mind if he emailed back when he formulated his thoughts.

While I admit there are Christian undertones to Me and the Maniac in Outer Space, it isn’t overwhelming. It’s not an evangelical book, I’m not trying to convert anyone, yet even the little that was there is a stumbling block to some.

Kinda funny.

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