Aliens in Hell
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As a writer of science fiction, I found creationist Ken Ham’s commentary on alien life and the space program absurd and thought provoking. For those of you who missed it, in response to NASA’s expectation of finding alien life in … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 9: Grist for the Mill

In Saudi Arabia, all citizens are rqurieed to be Muslims, and the public practice of other religions is forbidden. Private practice of other religions is sometimes allowed and sometimes persecuted; there is no law protecting even this.Iran is officially a … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 8: Creating a Viable Fictional Faith
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A question I frequently field when it comes to inventing religions for fiction is: How do I go about it? I always start with a real religion. This keeps me from “winging it” or just throwing stuff onto the page … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 7: Religious Wave of the Future?
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I’ve read a number of SF stories that posit a global religion of one kind or another. In some cases, it’s a far-future invented faith, in others the writer posits that the Catholic Church or Islam or Buddhism or some … Continue reading

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