Oh come on Tom, all of the Judaic religions (and the vast majority of the others) exist in tiny, petty universes ruled over by tiny, petty personalities they call gods. The abilities of actual humans, whether agnostic, Catholic, Bhuddist, Baptist, Jain or whatever, has no bearing whatsoever on the veracity of religious scriptures and teachings.
I'm not sure what to make of the nonsense on evidence - we actually do have a pretty good idea as to how the brain interprets data from our senses, and our knowledge in this arena grows by the day. How this " remains a valid critique of reductionism" is beyond me! It just isn't!
What part of 'Causality' don't you get? A photon hits a receptor in the eye - which causes a chemical reaction, which triggers a pulse of activity in the optic nerve, which fires a cascade of neurons in the visual cortex, which... which... which... There is no reason, nor any need, to suppose any woo-woo supernatural intervention in the process of cognition.
You may not like it, for whatever reason, but the world really is just exactly what we would expect it to be, if the supernatural, gods, devils, spirits, ghosts, jinns, angels etc actually don't exist - and never have.
Ultimately, all we really know of the world has come from rational, evidential observation. The supernatural aspects of religion have contributed exactly squat to the sum of our knowledge of the world.
That's just the way it is....
Anyway, the ST has been released, and hopefully will soon be back in action! Hooray!!! :-)