God is but a metaphor, one that humanizes the universe and deems it a deity that watches out for us, ultimately knows what's best for us, and leads us in this strange and harsh world. Unfortunately, those who have seen past the metaphor into what the universe truly is are far worse off than those that still see the universe and god as separate entities, for we are the ones who understand that the universe is no benevolent god, but is instead a series of calculations that are desperately trying to reach a singular equilibrium, and will stop at nothing to achieve such. The universe is an algorithm, and we are the variables, constantly impacting the environment and destabilizing the universe's attempts at equilibrium, but it ultimately will win, for once we die, we become constant and fixed as a zero, nothing. The point of view may live on in different manifestations and times, but ultimately time remains linear in existence and will therefore carry us to equilibrium despite any of our attempts to add life and energy to the system. We mean nothing to this existence, in fact, we are more trouble than we are worth to the universe; the only thing we can do is live our lives to the fullest and experience the experience of life.
God does exist, but it is merely a misnomer for the most beautiful and detailed machine that stands before us, existence. Ultimately, the universe is God, existence is God, and we are God, 'till death do us part.