As you know, quite well I might add, that I go with "my gut". Yes, I do think about things, and I could research more avidly.
Nonetheless, the weak foundation of spirituality practiced by some people is only AS STRONG AS ONE'S BELIEF SYSTEM, or, a better word, BELIEF CONCEPTION. As I said before, the SEEKER OF SPIRITUALITY is obliged to work out the difference between TRUST or DOUBT of those practices that one engages in.
Again, your contributions are up front and conclusive, but that only makes it challenging for some to attempt to CONFIRM their investigations into, what I may say, are things "all over the place". Such personal preferences are inevitable and are closely guarded until, or, unless a belief is found to be INSUBSTANTIAL. I have been going through a tough time in the musing of my previously held beliefs. It does not mean I reject anything, but I have suspicions about the VALIDITY of my former beliefs.
So, there I am, with my mind and experiences, to defend or to disregard according to my preferences.
The virtue of a highly evolved being embraces all people and things and dispels the darkness which isolates them.
Hua Hu Ching-primary lesson.