J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5 (among many other literary and visual delights), is at once a self-proclaimed and unabashed atheist, and one of the most spiritual people ever to grace the Glowing Orb. Without going into a canonic review of the scope and depth of the 5 year story arc of B5, I will quote a line (written for a Minbari of their Religious Caste) that resonates with your Divine divination above-mentioned, Jonas:
The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. The pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born.
Marry these two thoughts together, and I cannot (or better, I can no longer) refuse to pick up the phone and answer The Call. I am grateful beyond words that you became an Operator, Jonas.