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I recently wrote a book where two characters discuss the possibility of getting an abortion, though ultimately they decide not to go through with it. I will never let my parents read it. They will flip out. I was raised as a “good Christian girl.” I still am a Christian, albeit a fairly liberal one. But I can’t write a book where the adult characters drink, smoke, and have sex, and then suddenly pretend that abortion doesn’t exist when an unplanned pregnancy happens. That’s just ludicrous.

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  • Well, characters aren’t perfect. They mess up, just like real people. Sometimes people forget about this, unfortunately. Think about the violence in video games debate. Regardless of the actual magnitude of its impact, there have been cases in which people with mental diseases shoot people and steal cars because they play Grand Theft Auto.

    Your parents would be concerned, obviously, but as long as you’re not actually abusing drinking and smoking or committing sexual sins (which are entirely different issues besides), I really don’t see problems with writing about mature things like this.

    1 Cor 10:23 “‘Anything is lawful,’ one says, but not everything is helpful.” I won’t get too much into my beliefs so I don’t start flame, but discernment is the name of the game here.

    My point is, one must differentiate fiction from reality. What characters do isn’t always a good idea.

    TL;DR don’t feel bad.

    Feel free to publish your book under a pseudonym; I’d be happy to read it. God bless~

    -A conservative Christian

    Anonymous December 6, 2018 3:56 pm Reply
  • Write whatever the fuck you want to write. Absolutely nobody has the right to limit your (or anybody else’s) artistic freedom of expression for any reason.

    Anonymous December 6, 2018 4:22 pm Reply

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