Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Faith and Writing Intertwine

I must say reading Joyce Caroll Oates published journals kind of saddens, me because she has such a one sided negative view of Christianity in them.  People tend to think that we as Christians lump everyone into the same category, but comparing all of us who believe to others has the same effect does it not?

Don't get me wrong I respect Joyce Caroll Oates as an author, she has made a great name for herself, and she has done alot for woman authors, has helped to break alot of stereotypes, but at the same time I feel stereotyped as a Christian, and it goes way beyond that journal and her, I guess at times we are all guilty of lumping people into one category.  I don't think that is the way it should be, but it is the way it is.

I guess as a writer, you grow a thick skin when it comes to criticism about what you write, but having your very faith criticized by someone you don't even know that's a different story all together.  I guess some of you may wonder why I am going on and on about faith on my writing page, but for me my writing and my faith intertwine.  It has been my faith that has gotten me this far, and continues to carry me, don't get me wrong, I do not look at it as some kind of magic button, I worked hard over the years, but it has been God that has given me the strength to work this hard

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