It just wasn't set up right for an epic denouement of gods releasing all their secrets, IMHO. But even if all you do is clearly articulate why you think he's completely wrong, you'll be helping to lift the discussion far above what usually passes for debates about religion.
I am happy you have a shoulder to cry on. A Greek myth describes how Eros thrived and grew rapidly when he was with his brother Anteros, but he reverted to childish form when separated from.
Sorry for the long post guys, this book has been driving me crazy.