No one, Muslim or otherwise, should excuse themselves for missing the spiritual pleasure that Islam alone affords in the form of the Ramadan fasts.
It’s not the dagger. Your dishonesty is despite your assumed objectivity in writings. You know it’s the arrow – the arrow of Islam – that frets you.
According to both the uneducated as well as those taught a few ahadith (in English), the Fiqh A’immah (the four Imams) appeared some two hundred years after the Prophet.