YOU are god and if you believe in an external god you are taking belief away from yourself and putting it into the hands of the universe, blaming freak accident on someone else's choice. You are wasting precious hours reciting passages of another man's writing, another man's god, to try and subscribe to that man's views.
And on those same lines, you will read this and believe whatever you want to believe. I am not your god. I do not want to be your God. or god. Capitalise or don't, it's irrelevant, for His name is Her name is Your name.
Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed, what does that tell you about God? You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen. We don't need Him. Fuck damnation, man, fuck redemption! If we are God's unwanted children, so be it!
So said Chuck, and on many counts, he is right, but in the wrong way. God hates you because when you take faith away from yourself you take love away from yourself. God is in the mind. God is in the details. God is love and love is the message. Love yourself. Believe in yourself.
And find someone with whom you can share the little details.