For me, having characters who are part of a faith then allows me to talk about how that faith either works or fails them without having to attack the institution.
You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
How sad, a heart that
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.