That is pure mythology, nothing else. Not to mention, that you use past tense, and not present tense. Millions of people ask for communication, and nothing happens. All those atheists pray: “Please help me my unbelief” and they are left without any help. Both the scripture and the apostolic teaching are human concoctions, and there is not the slightest sign that they come from “divine source”. If you would realize this, you would take a huge step toward rationality. Why don’t you try it?
Let’s substitute that “hippo” for “leprechaun”, after all I have seen hippos. Since neither I nor you, nor anyone else has ever seen a leprechaun, we base our life on the assumption that leprechauns do NOT exist. However, we are willing to accept that leprechauns MIGHT exist, and we are willing to “eat that humble pie” if only someone can present evidence that leprechauns actually exist. (This is called intellectual honesty.) But all you can say, that a few thousand years ago a “leprechaun” manifested itself to some unknown people, and some other unknown people wrote about it a few dozen (hundred?) years later, and that is sufficient evidence for YOU. Fine… but not for others, even though that “leprechaun” promised in no uncertain terms that “ask and you will be answered”, and “knock and the door will be opened”… no amount of “asking” and “knocking” will bring forth any result. And those promises come from that “Sacred Scripture” - which you believe is a direct revelation from God. At least be somewhat consistent!
Really? Don’t you rely on your observations about reality? Everyone does, all the time. When you see a car speeding toward you, don’t you jump aside - trusting your observation? And when the road is empty - no traffic at all, do you not go and cross the street confidently? Are you afraid that there might be a car coming toward you, just because someone, a few years ago said that he saw a car on that road?
You trust mythology, but don’t trust your senses. And that is “irrational” in its purest form.