I know you disagree cause you tried to (unsucsessfully) dhnge the subject by focusing on CI rather than his point.
Not changing it at all. CI seems like a fine fellow but his point - that since there is no God, the explanation for belief in one has to be mass delusion, was just classic example of 'research' reaching a foregone conclusion.
But as to my conclusion about the matter, Tangent to CI's point, there is some truth to be found. The reason for so many people, cultures, civilizations, etc, coming to a belief in God is because of the fact that there is one and there is some kind of interaction between him and humans that reinforces that belief.
All the aberrations you mentioned are due not to CI's mass delusion but mass distortion. That is a pity because it turns off many fine people like CI to any concept of God.