oy, lads. i said potential contradiction. as i mentioned earlier, yes, it's likely that elaine is spiritual, though not religious (in later episodes she essentially claims to be an atheist.) that's all fine and well, and makes perfect sense.
but i'm just saying it's also possible -- possible -- that maybe in the earlier episodes, before all the characters were fully realized, that elaine could have been a religious person, and that the writing team later discovered she'd be funnier if she were more cynical.
in the first season especially, and even into the second, all the characters were completely different people. jerry was a nice, sensitive romantic, kramer was an antiscocial shut-in, and george was the guy you turned to for advice about your lovelife. these are all contradictory personalities compared to the following seasons; in particular, seasons 7, 8, and 9.
so isn't it possible that way back when they made "the pony remark," elaine could have been a believer?
who's to know? who's to say?
you see what i mean?