But your imaginary events compare very poorly to my explanation.
Nope. It's just easier for you to claim that those must have been imaginary events so you can continue to play pretend that it's just a matter of knowing how to pray just right. Or to act like those people were at fault for their own loss of faith, because you - without having any real idea of what they went through - think that it was just a matter of them not doing things the 'right' way.
You know what we call someone who's more concerned with following the proper procedures than with getting things done? A bureaucrat. And that's what you're passing your god off as - the Great Bureaucrat in the Sky. More concerned with making sure all the I's are dotted and all the T's are crossed than with actually getting anything done.