This is partly a thinkpiece, partly a question. Basically, the question is, "How do you think religion should be treated in Urban Fantasy?" There's two ways how I've seen it done in recent memory, and I was struck by how much one bothered me while the other was so pleasant to read. The example I didn't like was the handling of Christian mythology in Supernatural. It's overall a good show, but the way they handle theology is a mess. Part of the problem is that they seem to have never actually read the source material. (That is, uh, the Bible.) God is missing, (or, SPOILERS, a sleazy guy named Chuck,) Angels are both bad guys and not particularly powerful, and Demons are apparently ex-humans or something, just to name a few problems. That's fairly pedantic to complain about, though: They're allowed their own mythology, it's fiction, they can make up whatever they want. The real problem I have is that Christianity is *clearly* the true religion, because God really exists, the Bible (or, their made-up version of the Bible,) is accurate in its descriptions of the Apocalypse, and its the conflict between Angels and Demons that drives a vast majority of the plot. And yet, other religions are apparently also true. We've got Norse tricksters, Native American curses, hoodoo, and a few dozen other various mythologies that they get their rules from, but it makes no sense that those things would all exist alongside a traditional Christian God. It's a huge stumbling point whenever the issue comes up, and a topic that the show seems to actively avoid. (If it matters, I'm only through season Six.) On the other hand, though, there's The Dresden Files. It has an extremely similar world, and even a similar building-towards-the-Apocalypse setup going on, but the difference is that nobody gets special treatment. Angels exist, demons exist, God is implied to be floating around there somewhere, but they coexist with Greek and Norse Gods, Faeries of the Aesop and Grimm varieties, Native American lore, and even Santa Claus. None of these is implied to be more 'True' than the other, and rather than some of the mythologies being shuffled aside to make way for one specific Apocalypse, the different pantheon of godlike beings are all mingling, working both for and against each other, and interacting as the apocalypse slowly creeps closer. (Also, Angels actually act like freakin' Angels, and have the power to back up the title, which is nice.) It's the tiny contrasts that stand out to me, which make one nearly-identical setup work far better.