The true "God", the true creator and originator of all things,
Is not someone.
Is not something.
Neither are they some mystical force that moves around and between us, making our paths straight.
Anything that is boxed in to a corner and said "this is God" will certainly not be the true God.
Jesus, Krishna, Allah, and Zeus, just to take a few, have all been endowed with great virtues through the ages, in their respective cultures.
They have done many and wonderful things...
They have their omniscience.
...they also have their questionable practices...
Gods fall in and out of favor, as can be gathered by the above list. Some of them were widely lambasted when first brought to the masses attention, then, started to be embraced. Then perhaps after a couple of hundred years, they are pushed back into the shadows in favor of the new, conquering, religion.
This should show, not any magical and or mystical nature to deity and the god-head, but rather the nature of us humans to imbue within the form of God all the "we" hold dear.
Love, kindness, loving-kindness, agape love, wisdom, mercy, justice, supreme knowledge; these are the qualities that we embrace for ourselves in our daily practice of living life.
We pass these virtues on to our children so they have the knowledge of the things that will in turn, set a bright future for them through adolescence and adulthood.
We rehabilitate those who have transgressed to our standards and build and or rebuild as the case may be, the values that create successful and meaningful lives into our inmates.
All of this is what he do as humans, being the social and gregarious people that we are. We have determined our own sets of guidelines for our particular cultures and we want as many people as possible to reap the plentiful bounty as well; instead of pushing people away, we tend to want to share good experiences with others.
In reality, this has worked to varying degrees, but the sincerity is certainly there.
So really the question is this:
Did God create us in his image, or did we create God in ours?
The evidence, as they say, is damning for the latter option.
Even trying to look for the evidence and existence of an objective God fully divorced from our secular realm of existence is impossible. God needs us to believe in him to have his power; this is the untold hidden truth of especially the Abrahamic religions.
Even if there was a creator that created us, his power would only derive from that which we gave to him; our own gift of faith that we will take God on his word.
His own gift of "free will" is particularly generous, since not being a true totalitarian and forcing us to believe, can choose to believe or not.
You see, God has the faith in "us", his creation, to believe in Him. Of course, future retribution for the "wrong choice" notwithstanding.
Our hopes, our desires, our fears, are what we make out to be so larger than life that they eventually do become larger than life.
At this point before I close out, it should be made clear that this is not an "atheistic" tome, since atheism is a belief in god itself. I am merely trying to reveal the reality of the situation, which you of course, never "try" to do; what constantly needs to be worked at to hide and restrain is untruth, the truth is always out in the open.
But simply, our God "delusion" as Richard Dawkins conveys, is of our own doing. We are not truly deluded since we are complicit in the game of hide and seek, as it was told in the book of Proverbs:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the honor of Kings to search out a matter.
And of course let is not forget the eternal "seek and ye shall find..."
Have the knowledge that you thought up the game itself.
Enjoy the play.