I find the ancient's symbolic expression to be far easier to understand. And I'll qualify that statement by saying that I find my interpretation of the ancient's symbolic expression to be easier to understand.
The limitation in the method I use to interpret is that it only gives me the gist of things, and not the detail. Basically I use the type of logic suggested by Carl Jung for analysing dreams.
The gist of the AE's understanding of 'god' is something along the lines of 'that of matter which cannot be seen'. What I've got fixed in my mind re string theory has most likely sprung from that mindset. In my mind we have the smallest component of matter that can be seen, then within that we have the energy waves that cannot be seen. As a person with a non scientific mind and very clueless when it comes to the maths, I think that's the best I'll ever be able to do.
Nevertheless, for the benefit of those who read my posts, I'm always grateful to have my humble attempts at explaining something scientific, corrected.