Could you say the same about yourself?
I don’t believe in God, because my idea of God is the object in my mind, and if I ever try and believe in it I come upon a reality that is very uncomfortable, one that I recognize not as anything spiritual but as that which exists through my senses. It’s full of death and suffering and disease. So basically, I don’t want to go there.
However, I understand the nature of reality and its eternal property and characteristics. So by realizing this my ego is sent towards that realm. That is where I do want to go. By realizing this, I know the reality beyond the duality of good and evil, thus making me, “like a god.” And although I don’t care if you worship me or not, I think it’s pretty damn cool to think of myself as a god. Don’t you? If only for the ego stroke 🙂
Something like what you are saying was brought up in the beginning of human history, see Genesis ch.3, vs. 4 and 5-“At this the serpent said to the woman: ” you positively will not die, for God knows that in the very day of your eating from it your eyes will be opened and you are bound to be like God knowing good and bad”, (also check surrounding verses). This was the first lie. The suggestion was that humans are better off without God, that he is withholding something that they need, and that they won’t die if they rebel against him. They can actually prosper and be their own god to themselves.Listening to this lie is what brought all of the problems that we see and experience today. Has history proven that people can do whatever they want and everything is going well? No it hasn’t, the news is a daily reminder of the result of what happens when people ignore God. .