I have always had a hard time accepting organized religion. Take away the wars or the judgments or the politics that goes behind religion; all that is bad enough. I simply couldn't understand how, if God does indeed exist, an infallible Deity would conjure up such elaborate messages and stories in books like the Bible and Koran that are full of fallacies. In other words, I simply cannot find peace and harmony in something that makes blanket statements and raises far too many questions without providing adequate answers. For someone who considers himself to be a critical thinker, the math simply didn't add up. Which is why I find spiritual happiness in the philosophical way of life that is Taoism.