His journey illustrates the power of Hallowed Secularism and its most significant shortcoming. The power is simply this. When people convert, they do not satisfy their religious longings, as much as still them. The convert is the last person who can challenge boundaries because the convert is a guest still learning the way.
But that is the problem with Hallowed Secularism. How can a person just stay outside everyone and everything? To put it another way, that 12% figure of religiously interested unaffiliated people in the PEW report—how do they live? Or, I should say, how do we live, since I am now a member of this grouping. There is no life, and especially no common life, yet for Hallowed Secularism.
This problem goes way beyond what to do at Passover time.
This is why
On the other hand, Abraham had no moorings either. He was forced into something new. Perhaps the sloshing around shown in the PEW Report is the harbinger, the messenger, of this something new.