Is it wrong to read or write fantasy novels that have magic in them, or creatures that are not human (fairies, dragons, etc.)?

I myself do not practice magic or believe in these things, so it is only make-believe, but is it all right to publish a children's novel with magic in it?

Clarify Share Report Asked February 17 2016 Mini Anonymous

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I'd say that it would be a case-by-case judgment, depending on the content or the underlying message of the writing. Some authors (such as C.S. Lewis) wrote such stories that had a purposeful allegorical Christian meaning. However, I can easily see where an author could, if he or she wished, use such themes or characters to introduce readers to the occult or other non-Biblical or anti-Biblical subjects.

February 17 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining