Taking my first dip into science fiction, of this type anyway, I find it interesting to include an alien religion that spans multiple solar systems. In the course of the story, it gets introduced to humanity. Now, the religion itself actually recognizes what it calls, "unknown prophets," meaning figures like Jesus Christ can be counted as prophets within this religion, in theory at least. With this, could an interstellar religion get converts on Earth? Would Earth based religions be hostile to it? I ask this because I feel very... unknowing on religion in some ways. The religion itself though is VERY important to plot, as not only does it motivate a character to go against her direct orders, but also shapes the relations Earth has with the rest of the galaxy.