The last time I re-ran this post, it touched off a lively discussion among the readers. I’d like to see it do it again.
Why it should be at all controversial, in a work of fiction, to depict a religious dimension to the characters’ lives and culture, is not easy to explain. Some of those secular fanatics really hate it if you even admit “religion” exists.
It has been suggested that I could be more winsome in my dealings with them.
That much effort, I’ll save for more important things.