Many parents, however, have little taste for fiction, though they allow it for the “little kids.” Some parents disdain fiction because they are bony pragmatists, not having the time, but others even claim that it is unspiritual (“I just want Scripture”). Though I couldn’t prove it in an ecclesiastical court, I’m beginning to suspect that parents who don’t enjoy fiction must have some serious spiritual problem lurking about, either in a very distorted view of spirituality or in a rejection of beauty. They are like the person who ungratefully refuses to delight in God’s handiwork in nature. Time will tell in the lives of their children.
Doug Jones, Angels in the Architecture
And for years I entertained such views. Thankfully, no longer.