I too am a scientist by training.
But, the more I learn about science, especially in quantum physics....the more I see the truth in concepts like the kotodama.
Stuff is blowing my little mind right now!
Love talking about it though!
Don't know if we will ever find a logical answer for whether God (if there is a god) exisited separate from the universe or maybe he IS the universe?
The way I look at it...it doesn't really matter.
Logic would tell you that if God is omnipotent and all controlling...then all must be god...so how could there be a separate being. God in that sense permeates you and me and everything!
Again, overload has sunk in....good night!