Are such sentiments substandard, unchristian ?
There are decidedly unchristian aspects such as reincarnation (of the elves) and the ancestor worship many of the characters indulge in.
These beliefs existed within the interstices of official faith and ritual and churchmen did not necessarily see them as pagan, unchristian , heretical or erroneous.
Given the struggles of parents in a society whose manners and morals are largely unchristian , which was the case in the late fourth century as it is now, this severity seems excessive.
It wasn't that America is an unchristian country, quite the contrary.
When words and processes are misleading, it is neither unchristian nor mean to ask for a higher standard.
‘The church must repudiate once and for all the unchristian formula of male superiority-female inferiority,’ wrote Sheila D. Collins.
He flayed the killers of the minister stressing further that Ige must not be mourned in an unchristianly manner.
I could have sworn you threw me a dirty look as you passed me, which then caused me to act very unchristianly later down the road.
I was doing stupid, dangerous, unchristianly things.