This month's RPG Blog Carnival has the topic "Religion", something I hope to contribute my own original content to later this month. However, I'm loath to repeat what may have been written about any topic, especially within the context of Dungeons & Dragons. So, before I start writing something fresh, I usually like to do some research and background reading. I'm fortunate in that I have access to the complete published works of everything TSR and WotC published in PDF format - this, as you might imagine, makes doing such research much easier. During the course of my preliminary reading, I came across an interesting article in Dragon #17 (August, 1978) titled "THE CRS’TCHEN" by Dennis Chapman. I then later found in Dragon #24 (April, 1979) some Letters to the Editor that some rather angry readers cited this earlier article.
Without commenting on the content of the original work, or the editorial replies, I present the contents of both here for your interest.
Here are the Letters to the Editor that followed.