I wouldn't really define myself as a Taoist at all either, more of a nationalist
, plain and simple.
Like a Jew, I support my own nation and people, first.
As for 'God' and 'uncanny experiences':
And then if you want to get carried away with things, you can listen to Tom Campbell trying to solve the hard consciousness problem (and he does get carried away eventually - although he blankets everything by saying his model is metaphor/allegory
MSc Physics - Systems Engineer (former NASA scientist) Tom Campbell on the Hard Consciousness Problem
(In 15 words or less: he says it's all a supercomuter-hologram, and there's some God operating within it.)
Many physicists say the same (at least about the hologram part):
You want to be able to tell a kid something other than "it's all BS" or "go look at the Bible and join a church if you're interested" ... and those five "gurus" I mentioned basically (as well as a few scientists) satisfy all my questions. I just wish it could be condensed into a small book/new bible for our people
Let me close by saying I'm not going to go into the difference between an uncanny experience
that convinces one this is a panentheist reality (aka there is some kind of God/Larger Consciousness System) vs pantheist (aka atheistic), as that's up to the interpretation of the individual.