No, that's a fake argument. There's belief, and there's skepticism. I'd say he was a believer desperately trying to gather evidence where there is none, especially for Baptist belief.
Once again, statements about the fundamental nature of the cosmos need massive proof, and science provides none for religion.
Ethical practices are fine, and there's some weak proof that they improve life for people in groups, but we're being splintered from our groups, even as we search for new ones to join, as social animals.
Religion is group mind grope.