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It is interesting to me how religion-less almost all the historical romance novels I've been reading are. I don't mean the writers are atheists; I mean the characters seem to be. Except without ever thinking about it somehow. In 18th-19th century England. They agonize endlessly about social condemnation re: sex, but their own personal morality regarding sex and how it relates to religion never seems to cross their minds. "Hell" is only a meaningless swear word. It's... odd. The same way so much fantasy is odd, with writers attempting to write what they imagine our world was like in the 15th century or whatever, but minus religion. Though I find this far more aggravating in fantasy than in romance, as the focus is different.

(Btw, this is one reason I love Dragon Age. It grapples head-on with religion, rather than pretending a society like ours could have happened without it.)

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