I have given this same statement many times throughout my life and immediately replied.
"I believe God created everything in our universe and sat back to marvel at his creation to see how it progresses and grows on its own, much like a kid with an ant farm."
He again smiled at me and helped me sit up in the bed to face him eye to eye.
"Very good. I have had a very similar belief for most of my life as well, though your analogy to a child with an ant farm is very interesting. Iíll have to start using that when I have conversations about my beliefs. Now, do you believe that the god that created us is alone? Or have you ever considered the possibility that there are more beings like Him that can create and destroy as easy as we can create and destroy your childís ant farm?"
Iíve never thought about that, to be completely honest. I guess it never crossed my mind to think about any kind of Supreme Being that didnít have anything to do with the existence of things other than our existence - other than what I can see around me.
"I donít guess I can say I donít believe that there is more than one god, but Iíve always just accepted the thought of having only one god who created our universe and all its inhabitants," I said.
Samuel seemed to like my answer. "Your answer is very much like any other typical Deist and really any monotheistic believer. Though you are incorrect. There is a very real presence of other gods similar to the one that created us. Franklin Monroe claimed to have been visited by our Creator and was tasked with keeping our world safe from these other beings. These beings once had their own creations much like that of our Creator. These other gods are sadly very petty and after seeing His creation growing and being much more successful than theirs, they have come into our plane of existence causing death and destruction throughout the world. For the last 200 plus years, we have been tasked as Godís army created to destroy these beings in order to save humanity from their wrath."
What Samuel told me took me by surprise. I suddenly felt very light-headed and laid myself back down onto the bed.
"Iím sorry. If what you are saying is true, I donít know how I could be of any help to fight against GODS, but I donít see any way to turn down the opportunity to help save humanity. So far in my life I have only fought for what is right, now youíre telling me I can fight for the lives of every living thing in our world."
"I can see this is weighing on you heavily, as it does most poor souls when they are enlightened by the truth of our world. I will leave you to rest and will have food, water, and some pain medication brought to you immediately. We can speak more tomorrow, but before I leave, you should know there is someone with us that canít wait to see you."