Exactly.Spot on. This exact thing has been explained to him numerous times but he hangs on to the mythological propaganda while hiding behind his shame. It's pathetic but I love it. It showcases the death of the dogma.
When the religious "faith" has been reduced to simply making up what one wishes using a particular set of mythology as a "guide," it indeed showcases the death of the religion. I see it quite a bit, really, and it often accompanies a belief that the dogma set forth in this religion was not meant to be taken seriously.
It sort of reminds me of this person (who, for all I can tell, appears to be serious):