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  •  A person can be both a fan of Scifi and still be (7+ / 0-)

    religious. I've been a fan of Dune and works of high fantasy for as lone as I can remember and I'm a Christian. I like science fiction and fantasy because they show a humanity that doesn't exist in the real world. In my favorite stories the villain is punished, the hero succeeds and there is peace in the end. That's not how reality usually works and it is very easy to lose hope when confronted with the darkness of day to day reality.

    My hope comes from my faith. It got me through the darkest periods of my life, a time when I thought there would never be a good day. Even now it gets me through the hard times, and reading good stories helps to elevate my mood. I'm not less intelligent than another because of my faith, and I'm not smarter than anyone else because I like to read. I'm just me, and in the end that's all anyone can be.

    “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

    by bayushisan on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:32:40 PM PDT

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