Then it is a very personal reason for him and he does not wish to confront it. He knows that there is no real reason to believe so the one that "found him" is what he clings to for comfort.
The man has apparently suffered a great loss of some sort and this is his comfort. To believe that there is a reason for it.
One of the "reasons" religion offers such great comfort for most people is because most people see no "reason" to believe in themselves or humanity...and who can blame them.
What reason do we give ourselves to believe in humanity?
There is no reason to believe in humanity when one puts self or other being as not equal to the rest of humanity, that is why people are obviously hurting people.
The dominant tradition that I have seen is a subordinate and superior relationship between humans and religion reenforces this, and that isn't going to work well for humanity unless you are superior or subordinate in society.
IMO the admission that human beings are human beings that are equal is not readily accepted by the superiors or the subordinates, especially if they are religious.
I don't want a subordinate role in society as an atheist due to religious beliefs, there is no rational, logical, or reasonable argument to suggest otherwise unless I dehumanize myself so it makes some one else feel good because they cannot think with logic, reason, and rational arguments unified.