@ LeperColony I agree with you on the schisms between branches of religion (e.g. Christian Schism: Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant; Muslim Schism: Shiite, Shia, Alawite, Druze, Sufism; Jewish Schism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform; Hindu Schism: Hinduism, Sikhism, Janism, Buddhism; etc.), would be a wonderful change to the basic religious system if it can be modeled and coded effectively. Many of the great conflicts were often fought between sects within a particular religion. This would definitely be a subtler implementation rather than "I love you" or "I hate you" as presented within the current system. However I do not believe that we have to totally scrap the current system. Perhaps we can graft the religious civics options that you write about onto the current and/or tweaked version of the religious system. This will be an interesting undertaking if we committ ourselves to it.