Christian Restraints in Writing Sci Fi Apr 23, 2020 9:43:50 GMT -5
Post by Radrook Admin on Apr 23, 2020 9:43:50 GMT -5
Christian Restrains in Writing Sci-Fi
As a sci-fi writer, I am fully aware that it isn't easy to accept the restraints which being Christian places on us. After all, no creative writer likes to feel as if the imagination is being limited in any way. But as Christians, we have willingly accepted the responsibility not to spread Satanic propaganda in any form, either in an overt or subtle manner. Of course, avoiding to spread such demonic propaganda overtly is easy. But avoiding doing so in a subtle way might prove to be far more difficult. In fact, if we are not careful, we might fall into the trap of feeling that we are being innocently entertaining while we are actually planting the seeds of doubt about God and his prophecies as recorded in the Bible. How? Well, here are some examples:
1. The display of marvelous future civilizations that never had to depend on the fulfillment of biblical prophecy is one way. In such a scenario, mankind succeeded after all without God's help and the Devil's original lie that we don't need him is proven true.
2. A future in which mankind avoids God's death sentence for sinning without relying on Christ is another way of calling God an unnecessary appendage as Satan did in Eden. Having human consciousness downloaded into a virtual reality inside a computer grants eternal life without God Even a paradise Earth without God.
3. The depiction of a universe filled with inherently evil creatures like the Alien or Predator is another way of depicting the creator as mentally deranged.
4. Films and stories where people are shown being cooked alive forever in a place the creator designed as a torture chamber for those who disagree with him is another way of depicting God as being criminally insane and as a liar since the Bible tells us that death is the penalty for sin and not torture.
5. The description of a future where man is genetically or cyber-organically enhanced is another way of saying that God created man flawed because otherwise, man would not need improvement.
6. Space operas such as Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, which describe a universe totally devoid of God is another way of saying that either God does not exist, is limited in power, or else doesn't care. All of which goes totally contrary to the Bible which tells us the opposite.
7. Displaying creatures using occult powers for good purposes indicates that those demons behind those powers are actually good and not evil or spiritually unclean as the Bible describes them to be. In short, once more the Edenic lie of that God is a liar and that the Devil can be trusted is being stated albeit in an indirect way,.
So as a fantasy or sci-fi writer who might also be a Christian, all these factors must be considered before setting out to write either a short story or a novel or even a poem, for that matter. The unacceptable alternative would be to place the Christian conscience on hold, or else ignore its warnings. But the danger in doing so is to become an accomplice with Satan in his effort to defame and denigrate God's personality ad denigrate his promises.
So true, we can place a disclaimer of sorts in the introduction and then proceed to do any of those things stated above. But that will not in any way reduce the impact it will have on the reader's spiritual well-being. It will either weaken or strengthen his faith in God. If indeed we don't care one way or the other-then might as well not claim Christianity and be free of all restrictions. But that would be taking sides with the Devil-something which no person in his right mind would want to do.