EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author

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Churches & Religion vs Fantasy

Continued From: Marriages & Other Such Stuff in Fantasy or Sci-Fi?

Setting foot inside a church

Well, it is not unusual for them to puzzle over human rituals, one of my characters may go to a human church to find out why human go there, but than he will be very confused over the fact that the human god requires humans to talk (pray, etc) to him in a building built by the hands of man... they will ask, that if the human god is so powerful, why would he cower in a building built by the inferior humans

I do have one alien character, who raised with strict Christian humans, grew up o become a powerful, brutal, and very dangerous cult leader, starting his own "church" and slaughtering all "evil humans" in the name of a snake god, which he later began to claim he was that god.

I had this happen, because aliens are not humans and think differently than humans and therefore could not understand talk about blood sacrifice, God after all sacrificed his own son brutally on a cross and didn't want to be the only child murdering daddy on the block so told Abraham to murder his son too, then commanded all Christians to weekly feast on the blood and flesh o his dead son in church.

Humans understand that they are not really cannibalizing Jesus every week, and no Human in his right mind would ever call God an abusive, child murdering dead-beat dad, but do you really think an alien is going to understand the twists, warped logic of a bloof thirsty Christian?

Human sacrifice and cannibalism of the son of God is the centre of the Bible, the foundation of the Christian religion,... how is an alien to know that the Humans are just playing pretend and LYING to him and are only eating crackers and drinking grape juice?

How is an alien to know that the blood sacrifice that is so widely preached from the Bible, is just the warped, demented fantasy of blood crazy psychopaths hell bent on fear mongering the peoiple into obeying them?

And therefore the used Moses' book of Leviticus as the basis of the cult, this alien started, and followed it's instructions on blood sacrifice to the letter... when humans complain that the aliens shouldn't be sacrificing humans, the aliens become confused and deeply puzzled and point out that they are only doing what the humans' instruction book (the Bible) told them to because they wanted to fit in with the Humans. They were only killing humans in the name of god to be good Christians and fit in with the Human.

And so I ask.. why do so many Fantasy writers, write a good vs evil god vs satan style scenario, when only Humans on Earth are going to follow that belief system to begin with? 

God & Satan vs Fantasy

Holy Days & Rituals vs Fantasy

Marriage in a Fantasy Realm

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*UPDATE: ADDED November 7, 2013 - I suppose one thing I should point out at this point, before we go any farther, is my use of the word fantasy throughout this series. The bulk of this set of articles was written 7 years ago in April of 2006, parts of it appearing on EK's Star Log and other parts of it appearing on my personal Squidoo account. In the 7 years since writing this I've received hundreds of emails regarding it. A common question asked being: "Why do you talk of building a fantasy world if you don't write Fantasy?"

ANSWER: Fantasy with a capital "F" is the name of a type of fiction, in other words Fantasy is a genre. I do not write Fantasy fiction of the Fantasy genre, that is correct. I do however create fantasy realms for my Science Fiction and Horror works. I write Dark Fantasy, which is a sub-genre of Horror and Space Fantasy which is a sub-genre of Science Fiction.

Did you see it? No? Let me point it out: I write about fantasy worls as the exist in Horror and Sci-Fi but I do not write about fantasy world as they exist in Fantasy Fiction.

If it is not real it is fiction, if it exists only in fiction it it fantastical, if it is fantastical it is a fantasy item, because it is not a real item, however being fantastical does not make it part of the Fantasy genre, just as not everything in the Fantasy genre is always fantastical in nature.

The word "fantasy" with a lower case "f" is a word that means "not real" and has nothing to do with the Fantasy genre (capital "F") at all. And therefore when I say "fantasy realm" I mean a world that is NOT the Earth on which you and I live on in the real world, and am in no way, shape, or form referring to the Fantasy genre.

The methods I use to create my fantasy realms can be applied to ANY genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Western, etc.

2013 World-Building Series UPDATE:

Due to issues with content scraping, outright plagiarism, some of my articles appearing on OTHER Squidoo member accounts without my permission, and many of my "Squidoo articles" being stolen off Squidoo and posted without my permission on various  blogs and sites including Wikipedia and Helium; all of my articles are in the process of being removed from Squidoo.

This series of World Building articles in one that has been heavily plagiarized over the years and as of September 2013, it can only OFFICIALLY be found here on - if you find it posted elsewhere, know it was stolen and I am not receiving royalties for it.

2014 Update:

As you know, or not, Squidoo owners Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn stole thousands of Squidoo articles from Squidoo members, and tried to pass them off as their own, resulting in the lawsuit against Squidoo owners for the theft of tens of thousands of articles.

More than 100 of my articles were transferred off my Squidoo account and moved to Bonnie's account,

while my authorship and writing articles, including this world-building series were deleted off my Squidoo account and transferred to Kimberly-Dawn's account!


I am shocked and flabbergasted at what these 2 women have done. That they thought they could get away with stealing so many articles from so many authors! Buying Squidoo from Seth Godin, did not give then the rights to our articles and these two horrible women had no right to delete them off of our member accounts and republish them on their own accounts, trying to pass them off as their own.

More then 100 Squidoo authors have gathered together in lawsuit against Squidoo owners, Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn. The result of that is, Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn, to avoid their asses being sued to hell and back, have now transferred the Squidoo lenses back to their original owners and deleted the entire Squidoo website.

Squidoo is officially gone. It exists no more. Squidoo is dead. Most Squidoo writers have opted to move to Hub Pages as HubPages has bought the remaining shambles of what is left of Seth Godin's Squidoo after Bonnie and Kimberly-Dawn massaquered it in their article stealing frenzy.

While I do have a HubPages account and my remaining Squidoo Lenses can be found there temporarily, they are being moved here and deleted off HubPages as I move them

April 2017 UPDATE:

As of now, all on my 600+ Squidoo pages are now moved here to and no more are remaining on HubPages.

It's hard to believe, Squidoo has been gone for 4 years now. It was such a big part of my life for a decade.