Well, thanks to one and all for your thoughtful and well-argued responses to my faux Christopher Hitchens lunch piece below.
I wasn't so much trying to show that sacred music proves the existence of God as it was to provoke some discussion which you provided in spades, diamonds, hearts and clubs. I was merely - and here I'm echoing Andrew's and Rus's comments, I guess - trying to compare the transcendent experiences of art and religion. However, I gotta say I don't think those experiences provide as much of what modern bureaucrats might call `plausible deniability' as the Santa Claus analogy.
By the way, are you implying that Santa doesn't exist, Rus? Then whose lap, each December, have I been sitting in all these years? I rest my case, you honor.