The thing about truth is that you know it when you hear it.
God’s name, in modern English, is Causality, or The Universe, or Spacetime. By these names is the anthropomorphised theory of everything best understood.
You may think this is a reinterpretation, and therefore invalid or at least, talking about an entirely different concept and misassociating it with the idea of God. You will see that the idea of a magical man in the sky is, in fact, the misinterpretation of the truth.
I do not believe our ancestors believed in a literal magical man in the sky. I am sure they believed, at least initially, in the concepts I am about to lay before you. They called it God, and told stories about it, anthropomorphising it to make it more understandable to everyone, especially children. These were people trying to communicate important, physical, universal truths, thousands of years before science. It is no wonder they used metaphor and stories.
The atheists who laugh at these stories as plainly false, are fools. It’s as if, on being told that “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” they sneer and say that ‘’'falconry is irrelevant today’’’. Well no shit Sherlock, you’ve completely missed the point, and to make matters worse you actually ‘’congratulate’’ yourself on being clever enough to evolve beyond falconry. It’s laughably shallow thinking, but forgivable because we have moved so far out of Biblical context that the stories are mostly inaccessible today for those coming to them fresh. They do seem crazy when taken at face value.
Unfortunately, the Church has largely forgotten the original truths too, or is at least terrible at explaining them, and are left defending dogmatic metaphors as if they are literally real, also making themselves into fools. When I went to a Church recently, the priest was reading random sections of the Bible without context. To an outsider, it’s meaningless. The faith has become blind.
We have lost the ability to talk about God directly, because nobody seems to know what the hypothesis actually is. We are left with every debate between believers and atheists being largely about whether or not religion is good, which is irrelevant to the actual question of whether or not there is a God. Believers get blind faith, atheists get blind nihilism.
There is obviously not a magical man in the sky. But you will see that the universe, from our perspective, actually behaves ‘’as if there is’’. The story of God is a brilliant metaphor for a truth that’s very hard to convey, especially to children. It works, and religion actually makes sense, when we understand what God actually is. We will start from the core truth, referring to God as “It” for now, and then re-anthropomorphise it and come to see that the stories of all religions actually make a lot of sense.
Causality is God. God is Causality. It is all matter, energy; the whole universe. In other words, The All, or Spacetime.