In addition to the main story I'm working on about a scientist (which I've mentioned before), I'm also playing with an idea for a different story about a Christian preacher. The whole science vs. religion thing wasn't intentional. That's just what is coming to my imagination.
Since I was thinking about religion as the basis for a story, naturally I wanted to dive into Dramatica's Faith & Disbelief elements... and I discovered something interesting (at least to me).
The story I'm envisioning involves a preacher and an atheist. I haven't worked out the details just yet, but by the end of the story, I want the atheist to become a Christian.
While I was looking at Faith vs. Disbelief, I realized that Disbelief isn't what my atheist character is all about. The true definition of an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in God... and not someone who believes that God doesn't exist. A caveat (there ARE atheists who believe there is no God, but the default position is simply not believing the claims of Christians).
Dramatica's Disbelief is defined as the belief that something is untrue (i. e. there is no God). But what I've discovered is that Non-acceptance is where a "default position" atheist would be centered, rather than on Disbelief.
So my little epiphany in this matter has helped me to clarify the differences between Faith/Disbelief and Acceptance/Non-acceptance.
This distinction might help others working on stories where religion plays a role. I feel that the appropriate element for a priest is Faith, while the appropriate element for a non-believer is Non-acceptance rather than disbelief, so long as the non-believer isn't making a positive assertion that God doesn't exist. If he does, then he'd be better suited to Disbelief.