Monday, April 25, 2005

More meditations from my homeland

Craig Williams in his latest Narnia musings reminds us that (unlike much cheap literature), the Bible doesn't portray evil as ugly on the surface:

Remember the scripture portrays evil not as something repulsive but enticing and attractive. It is something we want but it can't deliver what we desire.

In creative writing classes, I've noticed that inexperienced fiction writers always make the bad guys physically ugly and immediately recognizable. Not so in good fiction (like C. S. Lewis's) nor in life. It's good to be reminded by Craig, Lewis, and the Bible that evil masquerades as something beautiful and good (can you relate?)---but leads to destruction.


Post a Comment

<< Home