We are all unique aspects of the same source energy. So, "god" is technically within us all if you want to call it that. The God that Christianity teaches us exists is not what we truly are as beings.
I don't have a religion, I have an understanding through my own personal experiences. Being a part of who we are requires us to go deep within ourselves and connect to our consciousness. Once you do that, you are aware and can feel "god" as you can feel yourself. Looking outside of yourself for something to worship is just a distraction put forth to keep us from seeking the truth within ourselves.
I say this because when you are asking outside of yourself for forgiveness from an outside god, does it truly matter if you are "forgiven" if you don't first forgive yourself? I've seen many people in my life praying and praying and praying for forgiveness or redemption and they keep asking for forgiveness for the same things because they personally don't forgive themselves, so they keep asking. It's all about personal responsibility for our own feelings, actions, and what we create for ourselves.