The reason I asked was that he was asking me for 'facts' as to why I 'believed' that Brexit would be good for the UK. Apparently 'facts' are required on this site to back up any beliefs. Had he confirmed that he or his partner were in any way religious, I was simply going to ask him for 'facts' that backed up those beliefs. That’s all.
Although there is no equivalence.
In religion there is spiritual belief.
With Brexit, it is possible to look at the trade arrangements, frictionless trade, lack of paperwork, favourable tariffs that are in existence at the moment and then see how to deal with those when the UK has no trade deals in place.
Heres a simplistic analagy. Say somebody that is a teacher decides to re-train as a structural engineer. Yes he might or might not be better off with a different career -but until trained he can only take any job because he still needs to earn.
With a no deal Brexit, we leave every single trade deal, Brexiteers may think there are better deals out there in the world, but they dotn happen overnight, they take years to achieve.
What happens to UK trade in the meantime? -its obvious the UK will have to accept any deal it can, starting with a position of most favoured nation status (which will wreck the UK agriculture and industry).
That is the major consideration lacking in the Brexit argument -they are all focusing on leaving the 'wicked EU', but havent worked out the destination. Trade deals are a major issue if a country is already trading.