What a fabulous bloke!.
Here is a man not afraid of being crucified for speaking his truth with the courage of being to admit to not knowing the answers to the difficult, pivotal questions.
His expounding of his "what if?" exactly and uncannily mirrors my own inner debate. He is obviously undertaking the exact same journey that I undertook and so far it has led to the denial of theism, the only logical conclusion to the debate, and beyond, where he contemplating the possibility of God being "in all things."
So far, he has professedly arrived at deism, a faith in a non-active God with whom he continued to have a relationship.
The only difference between this and Buddhist atheism is being able to let go of faith. Faith causes things to be defined in a certain way, and so he sees things in terms of God and his relationship with God. Without the prejudicial matrix of faith, there is only him, his enhanced perception (which he now sees as God but in reality is just a facet of his own mind) and the whole universe.
In a sense he is sat under the bodhi tree, waiting for the enlightenment which must surely come and which requires no more knowledge that he already has - just a semantic twist.
I could learn SO much from this truly remarkable man.