Originally Posted by bill_mchale
I think that is an unfortunate viewpoint. Not that religion is important but that some how its importance means it is an unsuitable subject for fiction. Sometimes, I believe, things are so important that they are difficult to say -- at least in a way that others will be open to -- that the only way to really say them is in fiction.
He didn't say no one should, only that he didn't. I thought it interesting in light of both his extensive fiction and non-fiction writing.