i don't think we can compare abstract problems to a cat in a closet it's just not that simple
The cat is not the aspect of the problem. It is to point out that there can be other more rational explanations for the same experience. Science has proven this to be the case on many occasions. Just look at what people use to believe about earthquakes, and what we now understand them. Would you still say gods or spirits are causing them?
Until we find a better answer, whats wrong with calling the underlying power, that we all know must exist, God.
You think there is an underlying power, however; I do not see any such thing that you are referring to. You insist that it must be something you can't comprehend so you feel it necessary to label it god. I do not feel nor view existence how you are describing, so I don't have your outlook. I don't see human consciousness as anything divinely special. For me it is just a merging of two data sets. Just like when you put some extreme heat to an object with carbon, it will combust and the chain reaction will continue until the fuel supply runs out. I don't see consciousness any different than that simple process, although it isn't exactly identical as fire it is still a chemical reaction occurring at the combining of two data sets.
It doesn't cheapen the beauty of it for me to understand it in the way that I do. I understand that the sun causes water falls to happen, it doesn't make a water fall any less beautiful to experience. I just don't place any additional unsubstantial baggage onto this experience calling it divine. I don't need to.
why must everyone get thier back up and start defining that word anytime someone mentions it?
A lack of definition makes the word meaningless. Or a meaningless word, what is the point in having it, if it is meaningless? Why not call it Isgababa then?
It seems the whole idea of god means he,it,defys defining by our tiny finite human mind.
You call the human mind tiny or you make an assumption as if we can't comprehend it. How about a more rational explanation instead? That you are just inventing god and that is why you have trouble defining it? Why is it you must be taught everything else, but the one thing you can not be taught of you keep insisting must exist. You don't think that is absurd at all? For me it is absurd because nothing in your reality do you ever treat that way.
Just like a person who is about to cross the street with a friend who says, "Hey look out for that car!" You look around and see no cars anywhere. So you step off the curb and your friend cries out again, "Watch out for that car, you idiot!" You look around again and see no cars moving. So you are curious and ask your friend, "What are you talking about, I don't see any cars." Your friend replies that it is a car that you can't comprehend but it is there, your mind is just not capable of understanding it." So you snicker and ask your friend if he is going to follow you across the street. He refuses because he believes the invisible car is going to run him over. There is your rational mind for you.