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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Faith in Fiction 6: Faith-Bashing versus Realism

This is the question that came up at an online Catholic writer’s convention several years ago: Can you write positively or neutrally about other religious beliefs without betraying your own? This is a real fear among some writers with strong … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 3: Writing Belief Systems

The Straw Religion A Straw Man is an imaginary construct that embodies everything the writer doesn’t like about something, someone, or some group. By nature, it requires gross a generalization that attaches the particular to a whole. In the context … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 1: Writing Belief Systems

I deal with religion, magic, faith, or some sort of spiritual belief system in most of my books and quite a few of my short stories. If not the main thread, these form at least a subtle part of the … Continue reading

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