The Washington Post ran an article yesterday about the growing Christian fantasy market.
Christian fantasy, which had been a slow seller, has caught fire recently, industry analysts say, ignited by the success of the Potter series, which has sent some Christian readers looking for alternatives.
One of the websites I referenced in in this post led me to LaShawn Barber's Fantasy Fiction for Christians site. It doesn't surprise me that many Christians would want to find fantasy works that comport with a Christian worldview. The popularity of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings trilogy speaks to the interest of Christian readers.
According to the WaPo story, Christians can't get enough of the genre, despite the disdain of some churches for Harry Potter.
So, why can't the moonbats just leave Christians to their own versions of fantasy novels? Melissa McEwan, who thought she was unfairly targeted as anti-Christian, earns her bona fides yet again as a true Christian-basher.
Between the ridiculously popular incarnation of clean-slate Christianity currently permeating American culture, and books catering to the idea that it’s possible to live a sin-free life once one’s been “saved,” it’s no wonder there are so many sanctimonious pricks running around, judging and condemning those of us who are just trying to live the lives we were given and exerting no effort to hide that we’re flawed and make the occasional mistake.
The sad and infuriating thing about these wankers is that they don’t even understand the most basic principle of Christianity—if there were such a thing possible as a clean-slate life, there wouldn’t be Christians in the first place. Jeesy Carpenter didn’t crawl up on that cross because no one would ever sin again; he did it because they would.
McEwan's misinterpretation of Christian theology is only surpassed by her pomposity. Is it really possible to be so ignorant of the reasons Christians try to live the sin-free life?
Well, Melissa, Christians think that Christ's death isn't a license for licentiousness. They view it as a reason to try to lead as sinless a life as possible. That is, don't sin because Christ died to save you; try not to sin so you don't make a mockery of salvation. After all, the reason not to sin was because it was an abomination to God, not because it sucks the fun out of everything.