I thought to reply to Almost Missouri’s comment but you’ve struck a bit closer. If anything, the Bible thumpers are narcissistic, megalomaniacal, and self-aggrandizing to presume that they know this entity (if it exists) and especially that they “have a personal relationship with” it. How lofty one must be to chat amicably every night with an entity capable of creating the Universe. An atheist or agnostic has the humility to accept that he is less than a grain of sand in the Universal scheme of things. What hubris does it take to believe that one can comprehend the infinite?
What irks me the most however is that all the thumpers are convinced that Bronze Age Semitic Jews had everything figured out, were in fact blood related to the creator of the Universe, and that my ancestors were retarded barbarians fighting off brown bears and wolves under several feet of snow. And yet these same geniuses complain incessantly about Jews controlling the Narrative and dictating our livelihoods. Hmm. Seems like a “can’t see the forest for the trees” problem.
That the JewGod thumpers coopted our “pagan” traditions and holidays, made their “New and Improved” “JewGod & Son” brand supersede the qualities of our gods like Dionysus is obvious and undisputed. Nobody thinks Easter is anything but our ancient Spring Festival or Christmas more than our winter equinox festival – they readily concede that they have no idea when JewGod Jr was born nor when/where he died. They just plastered “JewGod & Son” logos over all our pagan billboards and told us it was better this way.
We may in fact (many of us) need religion for a properly functioning civilization, but I’m certain that we don’t need the Jew’s God or his putative bastard. I’m certain that no Bronze Age Jew had a better understanding of Reality than I do. And given the skepticism around these parts of Jews and their motives and methods, it’s ironic that so many Jew-believers comment here in defense of this Jewish fable.