No gawd, no angels, no devil. It doesn't even qualify as an illusion. With illusions, at least, it appears that something is there. All of the "holy" texts are simply too inane/stupid/senseless/contradictory to be believed. They are for the weak-spirited; the weak minded.
1. God and Physics
Imagine for a moment that there was absolutely nothing. A single, still and silent black void without life, thought, light, substance or activity of any kind existed everywhere, forever and without end.
If there was ever a time, even a moment that such a condition solely existed, it would have been all that could ever be because there would have been nothing to ever cause any change. The existence of something now is the proof there always had to be something. That “Something” is what we call existence.
Existence is made of two foundational elements. Those elements had to always exist. The first eternal element is “Energy.” If there was ever a time when energy did not exist, it could never have existed because the only force that could initiate energy is energy itself. As a perpetual force, it is that it is. That is the meaning and depiction of the infinity symbol. Since all things are composed of energy, before anything else there was energy.
The second eternal element is “Consciousness.” Just as energy could only come from energy, consciousness can only come from consciousness. If there was ever even a moment when existence was completely without consciousness there would have been no force to initiate its beginning therefore consciousness has also always existed.
Existence is composed of energy and consciousness. Because there was no time prior to the existence, energy and consciousness are the beginning, rather than a point in linear time.
Together, energy and consciousness form life and an entity. We call that entity, God. God unquestionably exists according to the laws of physics. By higher laws of physics, everything has an opposite. Nothing and Existence are two such opposites. Outside of God there is Nothing. Outside of Nothing there is God. If there was no God, there would still be nothing. Science and spirit are one integrated process.
In a biblical story, in Exodus 3:14, Moses asks God his name. God answered, “I am that I am.” The answer simply stated the condition of eternal elements. They are that they are.