Thursday, April 07, 2016

The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6)

The Bands of Mourning - Brandon Sanderson
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Title: The Bands of Mourning
Series: Mistborn
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: SFF
Pages: 448
Format: Kindle digital edition


My Thoughts:

I have known since 2007, what Sanderson's personal views on homosexuality are. Until now, he had kept that viewpoint out of his books, at least as far as I could tell.

With this latest Mistborn book Sanderson has joined the ranks of modern authors to fully embrace homosexuality as something normal and ok. Not as a sin but as a viable lifestyle. This idea has been roaring into SFF more and more and it is something that I cannot allow into my entertainment.

I've had this happening more and more and at each instance I have to wonder, do I need to stop my wholesale reading of SFF?  At what point will this inundation of wrongful thinking affect my own thoughts and views? I try to avoid authors of this viewpoint, but it feels like a minefield.  Reading along for books and books and then suddenly, bam, 1 paragraph, a page, a chapter, whatever.

I feel like I am on a cusp. I have to decide.  I just don't know how to proceed. Giving up SFF entirely seems almost like an over reaction, but is it if I keep filling my mind with ideas that are contrary to God's commands?  If I do give up SFF, what do I fill my reading time with? Do I cut down my reading time overall? If so, what do I fill my time with instead?

I LIKE SFF but not enough that I'm willing to compromise. I do enough of that already. I've been thinking about this since Monday when I finished this book. I don't want to take any rash actions but neither do I want to do nothing.

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