I personally can’t reconcile Christian teachings with my own. Others manage to do it somehow (which is fine with me) but so far have not been able to explain the process in any way I can understand. To me, it sounds as if they’ve just learned how to be comfortable with having two conflicting sets of beliefs in their heads, like someone who simultaneously believes that the world is round AND that it’s flat. As for there being “a God (big G),” I have nowhere said or suggested that this is impossible. What I’ve said is that I know of no way to determine the number of the gods. There may be one, three, dozens, thousands, or none. If there does happen to be exactly one, then I would certainly have no objection to conceding him or her a capital letter.

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