Okay, this may get very heated, so I'll let the mods take the appropriate measures in case it does. And let me say personally that I am not trying to cause offense. If I do offend, I apologize. It was not my intention at all. Basically, I had a thought of making Heridon Copper a member of the Jewish faith. It's still the same genre and setting (mystery, modern times, etc), only Heridon's religious faith is different. (It's not a big part of the story, but I might include scenes like where he and his family celebrate Passover) Is it a good idea if I (who does not pratice the Jewish faith) do this? A part of me doesn't see why not as it makes no difference what a character's religion is. All that matters is the character themselves and how I can make them not flat. No one would care if Heridon were Jewish. It'd just be a part of his life. Yet another part says there are things I should not do simply because some might think it controversial, like if I wrote from the perspective of a black person (but I'm not black). So, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? And again, if I offended anyone, I apologize. it was not my intention to offend.