Since "god" seems to be whatever anyone with a conviction says it is, then the Flying Spaghetti Monster is as valid as YHWH.
I had assumed this didn't need saying, but maybe it does. I do not believe there is an entity, however composed, which is apart from our (growing) apprehension of reality that was (a) responsible for creating said reality, (b) intrudes from time to time at the behest of those who believe it exists, or (c) establishes codes of conduct with reward and penalty systems attached. The god at the heart of the so-called Monotheistic cultures. That does not, in my opinion, exist.
I do believe something which we collectively apprehend as "god" emerges from the activities defined as conscious and/or sentient engagement with reality and is directly tied to said activity. In other words, "We" create god by recognizing an effect, a by-product of cumulative, cooperative, integrative interaction. It is not separate, it did not create us (other than perhaps in the sense of creating for us an aspect of identity), and it does not act as judge. We do all that, collectively.
Morality is an emergent property of all that. It has evolved and in the past five centuries is has clearly evolved more as a product of secular philosophy than as anything produced by theological considerations. By that, I mean our moral sense has evolved from considerations of how we treat each other on the ground in this life for the purpose of temporal betterment, rather than as an aspect of superstitious propitiation to an unseen entity that may whack us on our collective asses if we don't tow the line---a line, by the way, from the written evidence is incontestably fuzzy in terms of standards, since many of the actions recorded as having been dictated by said entity would repulse our modern moral sensibility, and yet within the context of the literature tend to be overlooked as part of the divine mystery.
I don't believe in that god. I don't believe in the supernatural, which, assertions to the contrary, the standard description of the christian god very much is a part of.
And I flatly refuse to credit the implicit nihilism held to be the only alternative this god's apologists insist on should we choose not to believe in it. Clearly, by the evidence, we do not turn into buckets of moral shit when we disbelieve.
So. Are we clear now on exactly what it is I reject when I claim to be an atheist? Arguments over the old man with the long beard and the Flying Spaghetti Monster were never serious subjects as far as I'm concerned.