22 Sep 2018


I had noticed that many American female bloggers are talking about Christian writing. I wonder what that means. Why should only Christians write and not Jews, Buddhists or atheists ? Not everything is nice in the Christian religion.

A writer shouldn't be influenced by a religion when he doesn't write about one. You can also be a good person and help poor people or people in need or do charity work without believing in a Christian God.

Writers should be open minded and not be limited in whatever they believe, as if all the others are all outsider when they are not Christians. 

The reason which made me write this, is that I had decided to participate in a meme (why meme and not theme) which is called Five Minutes Friday "Encouraging and equipping Christian Writers",  and made me think why "Christian" ??

The suggested word this week is "Complete" ! Not very adequate to smuggle into my text which I had already started because I didn't really know how this meme would work. When I had looked, it was too early and nobody had written anything, as there is the time difference. When we get up in Europe, people in other countries in the world are still sleeping or are already half a day ahead. That's nice in Blogworld, there is no time limit to complete.

I like the idea to give us one word each week and you have to knit a story around it. That's a bit like a painter sitting in front of a white canvas and doesn't know what to paint, except maybe the title : "Landscape in the snow" as the canvas is usually white. This title would theoretically complete the painting which isn't really paint.

I am proud to have managed to put at least twice the word "complete" in my text, as it is not such an easy word it can have different meanings too.

Linking to Five Minutes Friday


Maribeth said...

Many "Born Again Christians," think they have more to say, in a pious way than normal people. Although I respect their beliefs, I do not believe they are the only ones who have something to say. I think of myself as a Christian, but I am open to hear and learn about many faiths.

Teresa Lasher said...

Greetings to you and to Belgium. I've not known anyone from Belgium. I am from the United States, specifically Michigan.

I believe we all have a story to tell no matter what side of the equator we come from. We all experience some type of joy and sorrow. Someone needs to hear our story. Continue to tell your story no matter if only one person hears--that's my motto.

Blessings to you and your family,

Teresa K. Lasher

Lesley said...

Glad you joined in at Five Minute Friday! It is a fun exercise to see what can come from a simple prompt and to read the variety of posts from others too! I am a Christian and really value joining in with this community of other writers, many who are also Christians, but it is important to listen to different voices and different opinions too. Visiting from #24.

Little Wandering Wren said...

I think you have completed the task really well!! Have a wonderful Sunday
Wren x

Tamago said...

Never heard of “Christian writing”. I’m not religious at all but I respect other people’s beliefs :-)

William Kendall said...

It's the genre. Mostly their work only gets sold in Christian bookstores.