So, it is 2018 and Thou shalt not have a religion or an opinion that is based upon a religion unless you express it in the margins. The so called tolerant society is not so tolerant even when it comes to the idea of God (hatred, paranoia or ignorance perhaps).
Many ideologies bent on power and influence have tried to shut down and intimidate belief in a holy God. Atheism has many faces and political arms. And now we witness corporate influence with all its money talking to pull some strings here in Australia. Then we have liberal theologians claiming to speak on behalf of Christ claiming God is OK with sin, as if the Holy Bible got it wrong and we are free to do as we please as we appeal to our own narrative at the expense of biblical instruction...the golden calf of 2018.
You don’t have to have a religion to be religious or rebellious when it comes to God. The just so of the golden calf (Ex 32:24) is just as evident in the just so creation myth of the big bang and all things random like an alleged abiogenesis which has no real scientific explanation except for the effect of smoke and mirrors. We would like to think that we have moved on from religion but unbelief in God doesn’t make God go away, it is just society trusting in its imagination that nature is all there is and they are free to do as they please.