That being said, "GOD" in the sense of religion is a human construction. Even if God did exist, this power surely does not exist in the way we have constructed it.
Religion is a human system, like any other model, method, system, or philosophy. So it is prone to all the weaknesses of an human system.
However, I do believe in spirituality even though it is very hard for me to quantify this sense. What I mean is - I think there is more to us than what is physical. Whether or not this thinking is based on a construct of self-preservation to avoid having to deal with the thought of permanent death??? No I do not think so. It is clear to me that my physical presence will end one day - at best, in less than 90 years. However, I believe some aspect of us is beyond mere rational or logical comprehension.
Let me call it "energy," so that we can discharge it from any potentially religious connotations. Some people call it soul, force, or spirit. Let's call it energy.
I believe the collective energy of all life, including that of human beings, animals, plants, elements, all kinetic and passive energy of this world we call "EARTH", as well as all other forms of life and energy - known and unknown - elsewhere, makes up a bizarre cosmic whole. This cosmic whole is an "energy" - what we call "mass." This is a collective that is ever-expanding, ever-developing. It is absolutely fascinating, therefore, - if the theory is true - that science maintains that "mass" can neither be created nor destroyed - just reformed. It seems to confirm my theory that there is a cosmic whole.
This cosmic whole, seen as a whole and by virtue of its wholeness, logically constitutes more than its constituent parts. So, this, perhaps, could be considered a "god," because what other word has man created to describe such a monumental concept?!
However, I prefer to consider it a "cosmic whole." This energy, this mass, this "cosmic energy" is so powerful, so unbelievable, so utterly intangible yet all-encompassing, that most human beings, just to be able to grasp it, must quantify it. How else do you explain something like that? By virtue of applying words to the matter, you are quantifying it.
So it is really no wonder that ancient folks called this force, this energy, this mass "god"!!!! They had no other words for it. To explain a concept, you need a word and idea. Or you have ideas, but no words to express it. That is the problem with antiquity.
Even nowadays we do not have the words to express this monumental idea.
So let's just go easy on ourselves and call this force a "cosmic whole."
That's why I think Jung was onto something when he said there was such a thing as collective consciousness. Those who can tap into it for split seconds and have monumental breakthroughs are what are called "geniuses." They reach a sort of "god-like" or "divine" status, as do all those people who have reached what many call "spiritual enlightenment." These people tapped into collective consciousness....to the cosmic whole.
BUT!!! If you are asking what I think about religion - pffffft, they are as much constructs and systems as anything else. A manner in which people are organized and socialized. Some systems are political, some are economic, others are religious.
That's not to say they have no value, but I surely do not need it. Some types do, however, and it is essential that they have it. Take it away, and these people would probably do things we would rather not imagine.