Retains “an above”
In a different time, place, there are different ways to realize there is a God. An American Indian, Black Elk, did everything imaginable. He raped, killed, looted, scalped, yet still came to the conclusion there is a maker. He participated in his culture and still was able to realize this all along. I found it surprising one could be so brutal and still retain an above in their consciousness. It kills any preconceptions one might have.