I figured it out. It’s all of a sudden so clear to me. I suddenly understand why his newfound relationship with god bothers me so much. I thought it was because it was uncharacteristic of him and makes him feel like a stranger. I thought it was because I can’t relate to faith so it’s hard to listen and be understanding and supportive. I thought it was because it was evidence that he, and therefore we, are different. I thought it was because it was an aspect of his life that will never include me. I thougt it was because it’s probably coming from his mother who is the main cause of his broken soul.
But it’s much simpler than that.
I figured out why his newfound devotion to a deity forced on his people by self righteous, brainwashed, superiority-complex-sporting, culture-killing missionaries is such a stick in my craw.
God took him away from me.