Confirmation bias may well fill in the blanks...as I believe that there is One Spirit and a host of wannabe imitators. Thus in my mind, a voice...feeling...or even observation can be subjectively said to "exist" and yet confirming my belief that it is a false god. A demon.
Indeed, whether the observation was real or not, your biases decide whether it's a true god or a false god. If you were biased toward evidence you might have said it was a brain-glitch, or just a misinterpretation of the data.
Granted I have a measure of respect within my community due to my reputation for questioning things that most believers won't even touch.
Congratulations to your community. Many religious communities would condemn you for questioning anything. When they're fixated on an unsupportable position, condemnation is all they have.
In my mind, I have a high degree of confidance that none of them are the Real Slim Shady.
So, as I've asked before, how DO you recognize the real Slim Shady? Is it just coincidence that you believe in the same Slim Shady as your neighbours? Is it just coincidence that Cleopatra and Tutankhamen believed in the same Slim Shady, though different from yours?
... marriage is beteween one man and one woman, period.
That's a very modern romantic concept. Throughout most of human history, including Biblical history, marriage was an agreement between two men - a father paying another man to take his daughter off his hands.
"If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...." -- Rudyard Kipling