I think while everyone might not want religion in their game, those that do, it would be cool to have it. Here’s my idea:
You click your sim, and there is a pie menu that appears, entitled “Faith”, once you click it, like the Explore Mod, perhaps you can choose a religious faith to join. Perhaps there can also be an option to choose your own, if you don’t want to join be in one that is already existent in real world/in game. Depending on the faith you choose, there are different formulations of worship, prayer, etc. Perhaps the choice can also effect your sims personality, and how they interact with other sims. Sims with the mean/evil personality trait, possibly Can react negatively to sims with other beliefs for drama. If you create your own Faith, you can choose your own forms of worship, and prayer from the ones already in option, similar to holidays in game. The package can come with Bibles, and other religious books; including an unnamed one you can rename to fit your created Faith. In the pie menu, simmers can have the option to “Sudy Bible/Other”, “Pray, 5mins, 15mins, 30 mins, 1hr”, Sundays (Changable), “Attend Church”, “Attend Bible Study” on a certain day chosen by simmer, and new interactions such as “Talk About God” to other sims Child–Elder, “Teach About God” to Child—Elder, “Witness To Sim” Child—Elder, “Invite To Church”. Perhaps we can have a functioning church social event, instead of a rabbit hole. New Aspirations: Pastor, Heaven, etc. New Traits: Hot Believer: Completely into their faith, knows almost everything about their faith. Loves to talk about it, and follows all customs. Lukewarm Believer: Believes but doesn’t really. Follows some customs, but, really doesn’t get deep into religion. Typically does their own thing, prays occasionally. Cold Believer: Doesn’t believe at all or believes a little but doesn’t follow any custom .
Just an idea.Doesn’t have to be executed this way. I know modding is a lot of work. Just wanted to drop a suggestion.