When you look at the bigger picture, those who believe in God, many gods, or look to science essentially believe in the same thing. As someone who is doubtful about the inexplicable, I gained greater access to the knowledge contained by the Bible by looking at God in a more scientific way.
GOD = Great Outward Directions
I had thoughts of connecting God with the universe, but for all we know, the universe could even be only a small part of something much bigger. The idea of God or gods is a way to understand that which can not be understood, but on a personal level so that people can connect with the unknown as something to honour and respect.
Christianity should encourage science and learning more about Great Outward Directions. Maybe there will be findings that go against literal beliefs contained within the Bible, but who’s to say that everything contained within the Bible is intended to be understood perfectly literally?
In God’s infinite wisdom, I’m sure he had some fun using metaphors!