God is an illusion created thousands of years ago by men who wanted a distinct and separate answer to explain that which they did not know. As time progresses, thought advances, and science is allowed to play an ever expanding role in the lives of people, we learn that which was not know by our parents or grandparents. My mother, even at age 92, believed the world was flat as it is stated that way in the Book of Joshua, and was convinced that the USA did not land a man (Neil Armstrong) on the moon as it was not prophesied in her bible.
There is no need for a god, as we adapt to our environment and dying in a part of living. After we die our atoms return to the great and evolving circle of life to give other micro-organisms a chance to evolve further. Since we cannot stop our mortality it is best to enjoy life while we have it--as there is no record of anyone ever coming back from the dead (the account of the brother of Mary and Martha (Lazarus) coming back to life is from an ancient Egyptian papyrus--even though once he was brought back to life he disappears--but that is the subject of a special ritual of ancient Egyptian theology).
The term "The Lord" meant, originally, "one who controls and subjects others to his control"--it was a slave owner, which gave birth in the seventh century CE (current era) to the myth of Islam (the word means "submission") and the enslavement of the mind. Only the individual, as a separate being, can chose to "believe" or follow science and know that he/she is not alone but can enjoy the moment.