I was interested in your comment that most mathematicians who are philosophers are also Platonists. I myself noticed this many years ago. Being myself deeply influenced by Morris R. Cohen, I also tend to think of Universals and Relations, as well as Ideas, as more real than their reflection in this shadowy world. However, I have not found many other people who agree with this.
Your use of Philo is ingenious.
Now, as for the dreams of this particular professional religionist. They are really questions that I often ask myself, although in my youth I used to put the issues more positively, as things I hoped myself to help realize in this tough world: