Open your mind to new and wise thoughts from a life lived over eighty years. Access the books that initiate you into such thoughts, provided you can forget the author's bad choices. Everyone messes up once in a while.
Having a good God is a little like having good ideals. People tend to strive to be better, in a human fashion. (Let's say they also tend to mess up.) If you have a false god or what we call a bad god, things can go awry--witness Iraq and Syria..
We say some of the worst characters of history (Hitler, Stalin, Kim Jong il) had no god, but when that happens something bad creeps in; they tend to worship themselves.
I'm going to stick to my ideals. I pray I don't mess up, because the basic instincts are strong.