Faith is an Indicator

In a world where a claim to “faith” protects one from scrutiny or accountability, those who claim to faith must be considered likely to want to avoid scrutiny or accountability.

To believe in a supreme creator requires no outward change in appearance or manner. To make noise that one believes in a supreme creator, however, is casting a spell of obfuscation.

Belief is irrelevant — only actions matter. And the actions of those who would claim to operate from a position of belief are actions that require exceptional scrutiny and exceptional transparency. To afford them less oversight is to act in a way that is socially and criminally negligent.

It is wholly safe and prudent to expect that any person objecting to added scrutiny and expectations of transparency while hiding among the skirts of religion is without a doubt engaged in behavior that would be intolerable at best to a society that wants to remain healthy.