I have been pondering what kind of role religion will play in this world. Every culture seems to have some kind of religion so I know there has to be one, or more, in this world. Not every character has to follow the same religion and while some may disagree with me, atheism is also a religion. Committing to not “believe” in a “god,” means that you are following the beliefs of those that choose to “not believe in a god.”
Characters in a story should be just as varied as the people in real life. Not everyone has the same type of childhood, skin color, parents, traditions, and beliefs.
Science has fundamentally altered how the people in my story live their lives. It has obtained a type of power over them. A religion based on science would be ideal for this world. Not every character will want to follow the established beliefs but it will guide how they were brought up and trained.
I also want to point what every writer faces at some time or another. Yes, I put a part of myself in stories but my values and beliefs are not those of every single character that I create.
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