For what little it is worth in the scheme of things, Poly, of course you have my forgiveness.
(Why you should need it for misperceiving the silly way I have of noticing simple things and repeating them as if they were words of great wisdom I don’t know, but you are certainly forgiven.)
Throughout the arguments on the board about sin, and grace, and God and souls it strikes me that the point has often been missed. Being good is a good idea. Kindness and mercy and love and generosity do not require the existence of God, however loudly they might shout out that He is.
While I am unimpressed entirely with the “Insurance” theory of belief in God, it is, like many other seemingly logical things, an image of the truth in a mortal mirror. Fooling God with pro-forma worship to sneak into heaven just in case he exists is the most cleverly stupid delusion ever a philosopher proposed! And yet there is the thing of which this is an image. Doing what is good is a good idea, even if there is no God.
Creating love, and doing kindness, and being faithful are worth doing for no other reason than that they are themselves great things, and the seeds from which a better world can grow. Even the logic bound mind can surely see this! So we come again to faith, as so often we do. If faith in God is not within your reach, then have faith in Goodness itself, and in Love, and in Charity, and in Mercy. As those faces of God become familiar, you will learn to know Him. If we become fools together in our journey, so be it. A journey like this will be glory enough for mortal fools such as we.