jaimehlers, When I first joined this site, I was a convinced atheist, but was not ready to argue or commune. The overt hostility was beyond me. Then I started watching Hitchens, and felt the loss of him almost immediately, more strongly than I ever genuinely felt the loss of Jesus. Dawkins, Krauss, I enjoy them as well.
I feel the irritation now, and almost regret the years that I've not kept up my knowledge of the bible.
I appreciate your sharing, especially the statement of the folly of an immortal being's meaningless "sacrifice." It reminds me of Hitchens' statement that god didn't give a son, he lent one, if biblical accounts are true. Even a fundamentalist can't squirm out of that one.
Btw, the way you stated it evoked a mental image of Star Trek, where the immortal being was toying with them. Thanks for the smile.