“I don’t believe in a personal God. Except Yahweh is real.”
How do you respond to Catholics who think they’re smarter than other Christians when they say, “I am not a Fundie because I don’t believe in a personal god, or that the bible was written by God. But I believe there were some miracles in the bible, and an advanced entity really appeared to various ancient people in many regions.”
They then invent justifications for the miracles in Egypt, or why the bible matches with real history. They resent being called indoctrinated by religion even when they invent their own reasons to subscribe to metaphysical wankery. How do you reason with people that aren’t even intellectually honest enough to be introspective? They’re like ducks that refuse to be labeled as ducks, or brunettes that take offense at being told they’re brown-haired?