Here's the sentence I need to complete : A religious speaks of angels bringing us from heaven before we birth, someone says they don't believe this because they aren't religious, so I explain that I think it's more of a ______ The word "reference" could be used but that's not really what I'm looking for.
Allegory [al-uh-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee] noun, plural allegories.
a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
a symbolical narrative.
"...I think it's more of an allegory"
"...I think it's more allegorical than literal."
Although I think PV22's answer is rather sufficient, there is an interesting discussion over a similar question here: Term for something that appears complex but is actually very simple