Well, when I do it, I usually do it in only one city... if it fails I don't bother. Your 2nd city is usually terrible at getting that holy site up in decent time (if you hard-chopped it out those forests would've been better for your 1st city holy site/shrine). On deity the choices are: (easiest to hardest) 1) Arabia 2) Stonehenge China (or a really, really good start with any civ containing deer, forest, chop choppy... not worth it though) 3) Poland or Greece with early religious and/or culture CS (early prophet card... you have the wildcard slot before AI does) 4) Discover Natural wonder + some good tea tiles, early holy site Japan/Russia (before first settler... rush-chopped). 5) Some crazy start like 3 forest+hill+spice/fur/deer tiles in the 1st ring or so. This kind of start can get Stonehenge as well. Overall it's best you play normally, taking things as they come... if you get it, great, if you don't, the game is not lost. Overcommitment is usually lethal.