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06-08-2013, 09:08 AM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
(06-08-2013 09:06 AM)Elder Cunningham Wrote:  Incidentally, don't you think the Mormon view of the universe is a wonderful ready made environment for further fiction?

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06-08-2013, 12:28 PM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
(06-08-2013 09:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(06-08-2013 09:06 AM)Elder Cunningham Wrote:  Incidentally, don't you think the Mormon view of the universe is a wonderful ready made environment for further fiction?

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07-08-2013, 02:55 PM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
What would make " religious fiction an atheist might write" so special? I really don't get it?

Most fiction I read (horror, fantasy, sci-fi are the kinds I read most) either have some made-up religion, or no mention of religion at all.
Actually the only piece of fiction I can recall, from the top of my head, that had anything to do with any sort of legit religion, is Notre-Dame de Paris (the hunchback of Notre Dame), and that was more a critique about the corruption of religion than anything else.

I guess my question is, what would it contribute to the piece of fiction, that the writer is an atheist?
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07-08-2013, 02:58 PM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
(06-08-2013 09:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(06-08-2013 09:06 AM)Elder Cunningham Wrote:  Incidentally, don't you think the Mormon view of the universe is a wonderful ready made environment for further fiction?

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It is.
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08-08-2013, 06:55 PM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
Would be rather dull, God being all knowing and all powerful, how exactly do you have any drama for the characters? No suspense.

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08-08-2013, 07:32 PM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
Shit, son. It's called Lord of Light, and Roger Zelazny wrote it 55 years ago.

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08-08-2013, 09:02 PM
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Just remembered the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. It isn't necessarily religious fiction, but it is about killing god.

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09-08-2013, 12:59 AM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
(08-08-2013 06:55 PM)Atheist in Westeros Wrote:  Would be rather dull, God being all knowing and all powerful, how exactly do you have any drama for the characters? No suspense.

We only have god's word for it that he is all knowing and powerful. What if that's not quite true?
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09-08-2013, 01:00 AM
RE: Atheist/Religious Fiction
(07-08-2013 02:55 PM)MuffinPuffin Wrote:  I guess my question is, what would it contribute to the piece of fiction, that the writer is an atheist?

It might make them willing to explore ideas and concepts that would be considered blasphemy.
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09-08-2013, 10:10 AM
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I actually considered writing Satan's rebuttal to the Bible, but I knew it would make me look like a theistic Satanist because of my portrayal of the character so I never did it.

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