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Browsing all articles tagged with religion.

Worldbuilding A Religion – Part One: Religion vs. Cult

Worldbuilding A Religion – Part One: Religion vs. Cult 

Those of you who have followed Fantasy-Faction for a couple of years (or pretty much since the beginning) will probably remember the Creating God series of articles by Amy Rose Davis. Creating God is an excellent introduction to creating religions in your worldbuilding, and if you haven’t delved into worldbuilding before, particularly worldbuilding a religion, […]

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Snake-Sticks and Cheap Tricks: Magic versus Miracle

Snake-Sticks and Cheap Tricks: Magic versus Miracle 

I think one could be forgiven for confusing magic and miracle. If presented with a list of remarkable achievements – walking on water, splitting the moon in half, turning sticks into snakes, pulling rabbits from hats – it’s pretty tough to know whether you’re dealing with one or the other. Jesus is said to have […]

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My God Is Lawful Evil: Alternate Morality in Alternate Worlds

My God Is Lawful Evil: Alternate Morality in Alternate Worlds 

There are certain common steps that we are all aware of when it comes to creating an alternate world. You probably start with a map, or at least a few place names. You add in races and maybe languages. If you are thorough, you’ll come up with historical details. Sprinkle all of that with a […]

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Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today?

Which Writers Are Asking The Hard Questions Today? 

As I move from summer to winter, I tend to switch from lighter, fun reads to deeper, more complex reads. I don’t know if I am simply echoing Hollywood’s transition from summer blockbuster action movies to Oscar-worthy dramas. Or perhaps after consuming a steady diet of “candy” books, I need something a bit more substantial, […]

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Creating God: Religion in Fantasy – Part 4

Creating God: Religion in Fantasy – Part 4 

If you missed Part One of this article you can read it by clicking here. If you missed Part Two of this article you can read it by clicking here. If you missed Part Three of this article you can read it by clicking here. When the Overlord asked people to give me some topic ideas for this […]

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Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 3

Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 3 

If you missed Part One of this article you can read it by clicking here. If you missed Part Two of this article you can read it by clicking here. Last week, I briefly discussed the religious belief spectrums of both society and the individual. I realize that some of my advice isn’t really advice so much […]

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Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 2

Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 2 

If you missed Part One of this article you can read it by clicking here. Continuing where I left off last week in my post about creating a new religion in fantasy, this week, I want to look at levels of involvement and belief in your world. First, I want to look at the societal […]

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Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 1

Creating God: Religion in Fantasy, part 1 

  If I thought writing last week’s article was tough, I have to say, it was NOTHING compared to how I feel about wading into the morass of religion–even fictional religion. This is where we all get our panties in a bunch no matter where we fall on the religion spectrum. I’m a little afraid […]

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Zealotry in Fiction

Zealotry in Fiction 

There are few systems of belief that so greatly influence human behavior as religion. Our history is marked by acts of faith, both great and terrible, which have altered the path of civilization. Because of the tremendous role religion has played in shaping our world, it comes as no surprise that religion is used often […]

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Culture Building Through Holidays

Culture Building Through Holidays 

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. This desire had nothing to do with Indiana Jones. I wanted to dig up bones and potsherds before the first Indy movie came out. (Yes, I’m that old.) As I grew older, I discovered a deep love for myth, history, and culture, and I […]

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