I believe that God and Religion in general was a reasonable explanation for weird shit going on thousands of years ago where they had no other reasonable answers. Weather and the elements. Natural events. Life and death. Etc. God and Religion is very much a creation of uncivilized times and in ways, it remains very uncivilized. I don't believe in God. I think God is a figure made up by ignorant people to explain things they were unable to explain and it's being twisted in 2018 by those in power to remain in power and keep a form of control over those who know no better.
You summarize my exact same thought on the subject.