Worldbuilding for its own sake?

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    Before I came to Christ, and in my first months as a Christian, I was a huge fun of worldbuilding. I spent hours creating cultures, maps, climates, languages and so on, not for a certain story, but just for the sake of creating a fantasy world. Later, I slowly stopped, since I felt I spend too much time on it, and moreover, I thought it doesn’t glorifying God.

    As I grew more, some of my old perceptions have changed – for example, I can glorify God by simply drawing animals (and praising him for his amazing creation). So, I started wondering, maybe worldbuilding for its own sake isn’t necessarily bad and ungodly. Is my urge to invent whole new worlds is sinful and fleshly? Or maybe it’s a talent God gave me to glorify him? And if so, how can I use it to glorify him and to deliver godly values and messages?…

    I don’t trust myself and my knowledge of God enough in this subject, so I would be very thankful to anyone who’ll help me with some wise advice! 🙂

    You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.

    Daeus Lamb

    Sure, worship can happen in every area of life. Worldbuilding isn’t much different from taking a walk in that way. Just, hopefully, worldbuilding doesn’t consume your life. 😛

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    R.M. Archer

    I’d venture to add that worldbuilding is a reflection of God’s creativity. Personally, I’ve come to better appreciate and understand God as a creator through building worlds and characters of my own and developing their workings. It shows me different facets of His character, and plants a wonder that He’s able to create all that He does flawlessly. When I look at my own feeble attempts, it puts His power and knowledge and craftsmanship (both as a creator in general and as a storyteller) into greater perspective. Like most things, I think it depends on your intention with and mindset toward it.

    Fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi author. Mythology nerd. Worldbuilding enthusiast. Singer. Fan of classic literat

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