I can't vouch for Lemaitre, and again it appears my words are not understood.
I don't agree with the religion of Lemaitre nor do I accept that "belief" in a deity is logical or even relevant.
What I was talking about is " ambiguity intolerance," a Watchtower earmark that many people even outside the JW religion share, both theist and atheist. The statement was made in the context that some theists, due to ambiguity intolerance, often believe that atheists are void of spirituality or void of belief in something that cannot be readily subject to scientific measurement, such as how much love a mate has for another or trust in a friend. On the same level some atheists with ambiguity intolerance were unaware that a theist first introduced the expansion model theory.
Some have misread this as a statement stating that the priest who made this discovery is a logical thinker. That statement was never, ever made. I don't believe in Catholicism, and as a Jew that would be the very last thing, next to advocating Nazism, that I would ever promote. I don't believe Catholicism or Christianity for that matter is a logical conclusion.
The statement was simple: some atheists (like some theists) suffer from ambiguity intolerance. Ambiguity intolerance often blinds them from leaving the confines of confirmation bias. For religious people this is often demonstrated by their believing in outrageous theories that claim to "prove" the Bible as factual. For some atheists also with ambiguity intolerance that I personally have known, it has included being blind to the fact that theists can often act logically, like Lemaitre.
The number of atheists who knew nothing of this was not relevant to my argument, partially because, as I mentioned in a follow-up statement, I was specifically speaking of some people I have met over the years ( a very limited number indeed). All of this was meant to demonstrate how destructive ambiguity intolerance is.
Ambiguity intolerance is encouraged among the JWs who lead a life of compartmentalizing all they know and meet. This causes the black-and-white polarizing views they have and that some of us never shake off upon leaving that religious system behind.
The statements I made were extreme examples of ambiguity intolerance which claims that theists can't have moments of logical clarity and that no atheists have any spiritual side. I wasn't stating what was true. I was stating what constituted misconceptions due to ambiguity intolerance.
Why some people keep bringing this up over and over again in this way makes me think that some here on the board may not be aware that they have some ambiguity intolerance as well. They don't seem to be able to accept that people of all kinds can be composed of even contradictory facets which was the point of the comment in question and nothing else. People with ambiguity tolerance cannot accept this as a fact.
By the way I am not claiming for sure that anyone here has ambiguity intolerance. It isn 't a trait of failure or mental illness either. It's merely a human characteristic. But I do find it odd that this one statement keeps getting read in this odd manner and some have felt a need to defend or raise an "opposing view" that isn't even based on why I made the illustration in the first place.