thinking again about how fucked up it is that bioware revealed that the evanuris aren’t actually gods but rather murderers and slavers - but they said they’re not gonna confirm anything about whether the maker exists.
the chantry gets so much slack in-game imo as a parallel to the catholic church, especially when you compare it to how the other religions/spiritual beliefs are portrayed.
you get so many companions and sympathetic npcs who follow the chant and believe in the maker and aside from the templars as an institution and a cleric or two they’re basically made out to be good when they’re… colonizing, forcing assimilation, and demonizing other groups.
outside of velanna and merrill there aren’t really any proud dalish characters, solas and abelas make a point of distancing themselves from a dalish pc.
sten is the only qunari companion who continues to follow the qun regardless of player choices.
the avvar are portrayed as basically wild, uncivilized barbarians.
it just seems like most if not all the chantry-aligned characters either have their faith confirmed or held up as the best option despite its flaws. the tone is so often like, “yes the chantry committed genocide but look! mother gisele is helping both the refugee mages and the church-appointed supersoldiers hunting them down and executing them. it’s equality! not everyone in the chantry is a bad person!”