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Kass wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Is writing about magic bad?

I'm a fantasy writer who loves writing about magic and things that don't exist.

  • Would I be putting myself on the same level as God by creating things that don't exist?, or
  • Would I be putting myself on the same level as God if I wrote about people who do magic?
  • What about making up a religion for a different world?

I've never done this myself but I've read books in which the author made up a world and completely different religion.

  • Is that wrong?


  { Would I be putting myself on the same level as God if I wrote about people who do magic? }

Bob replied:


Fantasy fiction that includes magic and make-believe things is not immoral and you have no prohibition on this genre.

Many Catholic writers like J.R. Tolkien took advantage of the idiom to write fantastic tales like Lord of the Rings. (Of course you want to write in such a way as to not glorify evil.)

Good mythology resonates with people's inner sense of things that are true and can reinforce and amplify those truths.

Have fun.


Bob Kirby

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