Ruat Caelum, I think you are taking W4U’s words out of context. He wrote
And when we consider that these phenomena have been occurring and witnessed for thousands of years, is it any wonder that “the hand of god” can be seen in other such natural wonders. This is why the persistence of woo.
I took it to mean people make up explanations for phenomena they cannot explain, and science has only had a few centuries to rebut this type of magical thinking. He wasn’t saying he believes in the “hand of god.”
My take is people believe in magic sky daddies because they are uneducated and prefer easy answers. Science is hard work, and most people would rather take the easy way out than put in the time and concentration required to understand reality. That and people simply cannot reconcile our short, brutish lives with their desires to live in paradise forever with their loved ones.