20 – Religion in Fiction

Daystar and Alexander discuss the common pitfalls and problems surrounding religious beliefs in fiction, and how to avoid mistakes that can turn off readers, whether religious or not.

Co-hosted by Alexander Wales

With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected


The Stand and IT by Stephen King

Anita Blake series by Laurel K. Hamilton

Left Behind review blog

Unsong by Scott Alexander

Perelandra by C. S. Lewis

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman


00:31 Personal Backgrounds

05:52 Religion in Fiction

10:05 Real Religions vs Fictional Religions

13:28 Religious or Atheist Strawmen

23:19 The Role of Faith

27:24 The Problem with an Afterlife

31:13 Do’s and Dont’s

40:49 Examples


Daystar recommends The Golden Compass in today‚Äôs post-outro Audible advertisement.


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