Chris Dashiell writes an essay on the falsity of literal truth. It’s a point that can’t be overemphasized, that words describing experiences cannot be taken as anything but metaphor, though very important and meaningful metaphor they may be. The language of science is correct as to its proper domain of those things which can be measured, the study of how to take measurements, and how to create measurable results. But your own experiences, the feeling of an ice cream on a hot summer day, though shared contexts that we all know, cannot be measured.
Religion is not wrong, and scientists are as much fundamentalist when they claim that the literal measurements of the universe are all that exists in the universe.
Speak from your heart and you will be understood by those who listen with their heart.