I don’t, how does finite explain the infinite.
What cycles? I’m generally agnostic, but it’s a question, how did mankind, with limited understanding, explain something with am unlimited capacity in all respects?
i use the word god in a utililitarian sense
u can also define god as a resultant force that makes the universe fuction the way it does
or u can also use the word god to define the level of higher conciouness
perhaps pantheism is the most beautiful utilitarian definition of god..that advises tolerance & acceptance of all living creatures
hwever, often it’s necessary to refute the idea of a ‘judgemental’ god to accomodate the changing cycles of so-called civilization