Excellent question! But those of faith, as I’ve been told by a born again friend, “Don’t get caught up in the particulars.” I know that sounds entirely absurd, but we aren’t speaking with a group of people known to be rational.
People like your friend, aklucia, have no use for rationality because they seem to think that if they think/believe a certain thing, it is true, it’s reality. I think this is also why it’s so easy for them to be led astray by shysters and hucksters. It’s a helluva way to live, and one I want nothing to do with.