Logic put an end to the god argument a long time ago. There isn’t a single logical or rational argument for the existence of god, unless you start with absurd/unproven assumptions.
Given that a news article is being treated as a scholarly source, I dont think any of us are in a position to be talking about what is a “logical or rational” arguement.
I sometime break that rule myself, but from what I’ve seen, using a news article in any major research at my university would be a joke.
Good sources are
Masters/ Ph. D dissertations etc,
In this regards, the most logical person I know is
The vast majority of us, however, have no experience in this kind of serious religious scholarship (myself included.)