I wanted to thank everyone who replied for their input, before requesting that this topic be locked so it can slide peacefully into the abyss of old posts. It encapsulated a mood I had at the time, which passed, but I enjoyed the resulting conversation and did not want to terminate the topic until this had run it's course.
My current feeling is that how I phrased things was open to misinterpretation, maybe. If 'godless' means I do not believe in a divine, white-haired father figure who dispenses harsh but (according to his sense of justice) fair punishments and rewards to his 'chosen' or otherwise, then yep godless in that sense I am. But that does not mean I am not quite open to there being other realms and dimensions that we can only dream of, actully existing beyond our current senses' ability to perceive. So maybe 'godless' is too negative a term, but it worked for me at the time.
Let's remember that although Buddhism does not claim any 'one, ultimate, supreme god who should be worshipped by all', that it does
admit to the existence of millions of other beings in dimensions higher than this one. Not that we should worship demigods, no;
but we should also remember how they got there: by the power of good actions. So I did not mean any disrespect to those
gods by this topic. I hope that clears up any misunderstanding.
Ok gods or no gods, back to the practice!