I'm curious, do you write about things that go 'against' your faith? Do you have your characters use foul language? Do you write graphic sex scenes? I was speaking with a pastor who said he feels that such things are okay for Christians to do, as long as they're used in the story, aren't done gratuitously, and don't lead to you doing those same things in your real life. What are your thoughts on this? I have a character who's a complete--well. He's just a terrible man, frankly. He's disgusting, he's amoral, he's an antagonist and protagonist at the same time. You hate to love him, love to hate him. Since trying to get back into my faith, I struggle with knowing whether it's appropriate to write him or not. I can't 'clean him up'--doing so would change him as a character. So I'm just conflicted. My story is filled with graphic gay sex, torture, violence, drugs...and I love it. I would never do the things in real life, and I don't use the story as some sort of erotica; I'm not lusting after the characters...but I don't know whether I should feel guilty or not, so I thought I'd see what you guys thought. Note: this story is NOT for a Christian market and I am NOT trying to get it published. It's just for fun.