Ok that one panel made things escalate from 0 to 100 real quick...
And yeah I agree with others that this work is anything but sweet, no matter how you look up to good things, they also have all the time in the world that's necessary to chip off their will to live.
It seems to me faith is like a really cheap thing, easily gained, easily lost
A drought literally just occurred, many lives lost, people thinking Suwako abandoned them, yet all it took was a rain shower for all of them to worship Suwako again?
Who knows? There might be few of them who really still have their faith in Suwako even after the war as a genuine gratitude and still waiting for her. But yeah you might not be far off from that (given the timeline and civilization of the setting, it's not hard to imagine for me).
So, I just reread this after a long time. I think this is the best example of "less is more", because when I get to the page with Chen and Yukari in the rain, there was impact. My mind could only fathom what sort of rage was let loose when Yukari saw Ran.