In Alice in Wonderland Humpty Dumpty insists that when he uses a word, it means what he wants it to mean. The obvious problem is that if a word means whatever you want it to mean, then there is no communication. Language functions only to the extent that the meanings of words are generally agreed upon. Confusion arises when two people have different definitions of the same word.///__why would I 'want'?
You can re-define God if you want. But what is the purpose? You don't believe in God, but you want to be able to use the word, so you define it to mean something entirely different. Now you can use it, but nobody will have the slightest idea what you're talking about.
I could define God as the squirrel that lives in the tree just outside my house. Then when asked if I believe in God I could say, "Of course I believe in God. I see him every day." I could laugh about fooling Christians into thinking I'm one of them, but if they ever figured out the joke they'd just think I was a liar. I had a friend who named his springer spaniel Godfrey. We all called him God for short. Made for lots of fun and silly jokes. Any time someone said "God knows," meaning that something is a mystery, we'd all look at the dog. "Do you suppose that blizzard will hit Fargo?" "God knows!" <Everyone stares at Godfrey the dog, as if he might give us the answer.>
Instead of re-defining God so that people are gods, it might be more productive to just talk about human potential and that we have no need of gods. But if you really feel that the conventional definition of God applies to humans because we can build stuff, then I disagree with you, because I don't think that notion expresses the meaning of the word.
Why is your response devoid of valid thought?
I did not 'want' to use the word God.
I simply identified a shared property, between the typical theistic claimed God, and humans.
Science has reduced expressions amidst empirical sequences for centuries.///__bias
A large degree of the answers here probably stem from emotional bias.
I tend not to be bounded by such biases.'Non-beliefism'
(an invention of mine) defines God on the horizon of science.
The paradigm above allows me to operate absent silly biases.