@ OP: Why not make the make the character agnostic by personal choice instead of atheist? And if you're making the character a grumpy Straw Nihilist
, why don't you make the character believe in Satan but not God? Most fiction generally doesn't go in that direction.
Personally, I don't like the "atheism because of bad events in life or evils of the world" trope because it usually leaves Satan out of the equation. Similar with Rage Against the Heavens
, there should really be a Rage Against Satan
trope. Actually, a character raging against God and
Satan at the same time
could be quite amusing.
Also, if you are going to give the character a religious Foil
, please don't make them Catholic. They almost always end up Catholic; if you must have one, choose another denomination.
edited 10th Feb '13 4:32:29 PM by shiro_okami