The fantasy genre, opposed to its sci-fi counterpart, focuses on the supernatural. As a result, one of the strongest drawbacks of the fantasy genre is the potential obsession with the supernatural.
Now most people assume this means an
interest in the Occult and real-world witchcraft. In the extreme, this
certainly can be the case. However, this obsession with the supernatural can also manifest itself in more acceptable
forms, such as in an unhealthy obsession with angels, the supernatural gifts of
the Holy Spirit, and even with scriptural prophecy.
In addition, because many fantasies deal with the overthrow of
great evil in the form of bad government, this genre can foster an attitude of
rebellion and the lack of submission to authority. Finally, the alternate
realities of the fantasy genre can cause the reader to lose touch with reality.