I have been told "I have to understand" all my life.
My thought is nobody has to understand anyone else, especially when it comes to religions and believes about one or more divine spirits
hanging out making decisions or supposedly directing us. It kind of strikes me as screwy. Not a particularly helpful method to persuade folks "come to God" (or whatever the chosen name of the day is).
I have curiosity of the beliefs or lack thereof of others. Never saw it as my place to drag them down the road I've traveled...or send them down another one.
But that's me.