As we hurtle through space at breakneck speeds, we seek but one truth. What is the reason?
As an atheist, I have come to terms with making my own answer to that question. Whether there is some grand scheme makes no difference, we all create our own purpose.
We can safely assume there is no grand purpose because of infinite regress. Consider that a grand purpose would, itself, demand a purpose for it's existence, and that would need a purpose as well, and on down ad infinitum.
So whether we create our purpose from some cookie cutout version in an ancient and obsolete book, or we just make one from scratch, we are all making our own purpose. Mine is simple, to ensure no one else has to live the horrors I have.
This same logic follows for any and all gods, if a god is required for the universe then one is required for the god, and on down ad infinitum. For without a purpose, according to religion, there is no reason for it to exist therefore the god requires a reason as well.
The way preachers convince their livestock is by offering them a double standard, usually by saying it's outside of the universe. This often trips even atheist people up because they don't know how to break this cycle of illogical nonsense offered by religious people.
So entering into this argument is pointless, their cognitive dissonance will not allow them to oppose their preachers. However, there is one flaw in their entire belief that is often overlooked, their gods are all leprechauns.
There is more evidence suggesting leprechauns exist than there is for any god. Every culture talks of little people, capable of magical tricks, who hoard valuables of some sort.
One example is the tooth fairy of North America, gremlins of Europe, and pigmies of Africa. All tales of small people with magical powers who hoard valuables and decide who gets shares based on arbitrary rules.
According to the religious people, leprechaunology must be taught in schools as science, as an alternative to finance and math. This is exactly the same as their argument for creationism, actually, leprechaunism has far more evidence and relevance than their god creator monster.
So that leaves us with the problem of how to tell what is fact and what is just made up stories, anthropomorphization, or wishful thinking. Enter the scientific method, that's what we call it today though it has been used by the greatest minds for centuries.
The method is simple, you collect evidence then test it. Then you show the evidence to other people and dare them to prove your test results wrong.
They then repeat your tests and compare results in front of the world. If those results vary then you cannot call it a fact.
This means that no gods can be claimed as fact, because there are so many claimed to exist and everyone who tests the evidence produces different results. They call this "interpretation," but that is merely admitting that it's just a fairy tale,