Better to Believe in God (01/09/12)
I always try to remember that the Bhāgavatam is not subject to the same ‘time and space’ reality that makes up our world. Many things are possible in transcendence. By the will of Kṛṣṇa a round ball can cast a square shadow or a trianglular shadow. Even if the Bhāgavatam were only a composition of fairy tales, still the knowledge therein is superlative, and no greater concept of the Absolute Truth has ever been presented to surpass that of Kṛṣṇa (other than that of Mahāprabhu).
I have heard several explanations over the years about the chronology of Bhāgavatam and yours also sounds reasonable.
It is better to believe in God and at death find out there is no God, rather than not believing in God and at death finding out that there is :) You may be right or you may be wrong but following the Bhāgavatam and doing saṅkīrtana of the Holy Name is the safest path one can choose in this life.
But who is interested in God anyway! We are in love with the devotional life, with the devotees and with Kṛṣṇa. Let all other speculations or doubts go to hell.
Hoping this meets you well.