Paranormal novelist Mike Duran says on Twitter what many of us have long suspected:
If the devil appears as an “angel of light” (II Cor. 11:14), there’s more chance he’s lurking under a bonnet than in a coffin.
— Mike Duran (@cerebralgrump) January 26, 2014
In all fairness, I’ve never read any Amish fiction and am sure that much of it is well-written and inspirational. My problem is not with the genre itself but with the degree to which evangelical women are “attracted by a simpler time,” curious about “cloistered communities,” and admire “the strong, traditional faith of the Amish.” Talk about escapism! I’m not sure what’s worse, imagining the redemption of revenants or pining for strapping young men in suspenders to whisk one away to a world of gentle breezes and white steeples, with nary an atheist in sight.
Face it, Amish fiction can be just as escapist, unrealistic, and unhealthy as vampire fiction.
If you are — or to use your imagination, were — an Amish fiction fan, especially if you believe this genre is better (or more Christian) than “vampire fiction,” how would you respond?