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
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
Daystar recommends The Golden Compass in today’s post-outro Audible advertisement.
Thanks for listening!