The difference between believers and nonbelievers was pointed out recently by a New Testament scholar in his blog.
While he is not a believer, his wife is. He asked her what she thought is the most fascinating thing about the Christian faith. She said it was the about the Divine putting God into a man.
He realized he finds exactly the opposite most interesting. That is, what interests him is how the faith took an ordinary lower class rabbi and, some years after his death, made him into a god.
Discussing Christianity is interesting to me for the same reason. This idea of moving god powers around from one spiritual concept to the Jesus figure, and then to a third, the Holy Spirit is amazing.
That is to say, the Bible’s version of God moving his powers in this way is not nearly as interesting as the minds that did it. The same kind of minds who did this are present today in those who believe it happened.
I suppose it is similar to what is interesting when people post or recite scripture. The scripture itself is of no interest. That someone thinks it important enough to provide it is something, however, to ponder.
As time goes on, I think I see a little more traction made by those of us who wonder why people believe these things and a little less by those who wonder only what they are supposed to believe.
The difference, however, will remain forever.