It’s disturbing to see Christians push their religious agenda in organisations that should remain secular for good reasons. Reasons like inclusiveness and sensitivity. Like if a Taoist woman were to be repeatedly abused by her husband, she knows she can call a helpline without being lambasted for her religious beliefs. Or without being told that it is probably her fault and that her husband has the right to make her submit.
In this climate, I honestly find it hard to stake my (tentative) belief in God. I feel ashamed of these Christians. It is so much easier to remain agnostic.
I think if there is a God, He should understand the conflict some of us face. Like how can we take our place beside such people and still hold our heads high. How can you tell me to have faith in something that cannot directly intervene when terrible things are happening in my world? I could be like the father of the deaf and dumb son in Mark 9:24 who stood before Jesus and said: “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!”
But sometimes, religion really doesn’t make sense. I just want to crawl back to my hole where at least I have my familiar comforts like pluralism, logic, empiricism and reason. I just want to stand beside people who can tell me things that I would be able to believe in and concur with, not the things I cannot seriously believe. I want to see the things that can be justified by the laws of science and nature. I don’t want the unknown and unseen and unexplainable.
I’m sorry but can you take away your occult, I just want to keep my science.