My operational definition of God: The Being whose essence is existence. The Being whose purpose is to exist. The Being who knows His Own Purpose. The Being who caused Himself. The Being who is eternal. The Being who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. I presuppose the existence of God, however, I do not consider God to be a Being who intervenes with reality. God constructed the mathematical and physical laws of the Universe as the machinery which engineers and generates the space and time that we exist within. However, the Universe itself has evolved and changed over time as its geometrical manifold has stretched, and transformed (an inexplicably, interconnected generator of physics itself). My ontological description of reality is one that is entirely material (physical). God is The Collective consciousnesses experiencing Itself subjectively through the Universe. If we operate under the assumption that reality is entirely material, then it would follow that we can use empirical methods (experiment, measurement and observation) to derive an objective description of reality itself. Therefore, logic and reason can accurately generate models of reality capable of making verifiable and falsifiable predictions, which we can contrast with our measurements and observation. You know what's amazing to me about this physically complex anomaly? It's that a non-sentient, materially constructed penitentiary has generated self-aware, conscious, sentient entities.