If we understand a person’s God to be that which is one’s
ultimate concern, then there really is no such thing as an atheist.
Someone named Jones may deny that the God of the Bible exists. He may
even be foolish enough to believe that he has no god at all. But
perceptive people will readily observe that there is something in
life that functions as an object of ultimate concern for Jones. It
may be sex or money, or perhaps something as noble as love for his
family or the poor. As John Calvin observed, every human being is
incurably religious. It is our nature to give ourselves
wholeheartedly and unreservedly to something, even if on occasion
that something may be nothing more than the betterment of self. But
whatever that object of ultimate concern is for us, that will be our
god. For this reason, genuine atheists do not exist. Instead, we find
those who adore or worship things or ideals in place of the one true
Ronald H. Nash, Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a
World of Ideas, p. 27-28
Except thats not how we define “god”… Therefore the rest of this writing is inaccurate and irrelevant.
I have never heard of god defined as “ones ultimate concern” and I have LITERALLY read hundreds of definitions of god(I wrote a paper on it a few years back).
I mean this is creative writing, but if it was an attempt to be literal you could do that with anyword. Substitute fairies or sprites for god here, you change the definition and then BAM everyone believes in fairies whether they admit it or not.