I’m exploring fictional magic, witchcraft, sorcery, and the occult, and Christians’ responses.
Want to assist?
Here’s why I’m doing this. At and after Realm Makers in Philadelphia two weeks ago, I’ve enjoyed several conversations about magic in fiction.
What is fictional magic?
Does Scripture condemn fictional magic?
Does the fictional origin/power source matter?
What if immature readers cannot discern a popular story series that includes magic?
Does a reader’s background with the occult, or familiarity with people with occult backgrounds, matter?
But clearly this topic is evergreen.
And this time, rather than writing more about it, I’d rather hear from you.
So here’s the poll. I’ve made it so you can select more than one option. Why? Because I’m sure many Christians have held differing views on the topic of fictional magic. Maybe even now you’re not sure, and hold two views at once.
I’d also love to hear your story. What has/have been your view(s) on fictional magic before? Why did they change?
And if we need another poll answer, I’ll add another option.
Thanks for your help. And always remember the true “magic” of a potentially controversial discussion — friendship!
Note: Since this article’s and poll’s publication early Friday, Aug. 12, I have fixed a poll typo, added a few options, and even clarified the title based on feedback. Thanks for the excellent discussion.