It was preceded by years of philosophical debate, but the moment of truth came when I had to decide between sleeping with my girlfriend and being a sacramental christian.
I knew I couldn't have both. I had to have one or the other. And fortunately I chose Rhonda.
So I swapped God for Rhonda.
But since then I have tried to have my cake and eat it too.
So today I see God through metaphorical eyes.
Metaphor is often misunderstood and demeaned, but so far it is only humans that can think metaphorically.
As you know metaphors are comparisons of relationships. And metaphor underlies all of language and mathematics.
So we might say, metaphor is the language of God.
And anyway, metaphor enables me to sleep with my girlfriend and receive the sacraments.
So the big decision turned out to be no decision at all - and now I have my cake and eat it too.