I am a devout Christian, specifically Roman Catholic. It's sometimes hard to maintain my beliefs with people pelleting the religion as defying science and founded on heretical beliefs on all sides. I don't know if you understand what I mean.
Also, I find your vast knowledge of the Middle East to be fascinating. People need to stop endorsing stereotypes regarding the Islamic religion and realize that a small minority of the fundamentalists are giving the region as well as religion a bad rep.