The Real God: An Epiphany - YouTube | The evidence indicates that the personal god is a manifestation of the ego, which explains a plethora of theistic tendencies, including their typical dislike of atheists, who theists subconsciously perceive to be rejecting a part of themselves.
"I got brought up being told things were God’s way, and when things didn’t work out, it was called God’s plan. I’ve got my issues with it. Don’t get me started. I found it very stifling. When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I’m capable enough to handle any situation. There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible." Brad Pitt