Privately I proclaim that there are no gods. However, since the non-existence of gods cannot be proved any more than their existence, publicly I proclaim that I do not believe in any gods. Privately I am confident that none exist. Publicly science cannot prove they do not.
The onus to prove they exist is upon the believer. It always has been and always will be. They never will, because like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Leprechauns… gods do not exist. Yet… you cannot prove that somewhere in this universe or another that they do not exist. You must say that you do not believe, though you are confident they are not, because the evidence of non-existence is an impossible quantity. This is the present state.
Looking at the state of humanity and the history of same, you can proclaim certain gods do not exist. Those gods presently on the shelf, having been created over time, the creation being so very obvious, can be dismissed. By dismissing the Jewish god, which has observably done them no good, you dismiss the Christian and Islamic god. The Abrahamic religions can be proclaimed false… their god simply fiction.
What is left is some sort of deistic god. A god that having created everything either died or left town to vacation elsewhere. It never visits, it never takes action, what is, is what is left. The idea of a god being a human concept borne of insecurity and fear… I dismiss this god also. Only reality remains, and although some scientists speculate even reality is an illusion… the only illusion I can buy is the one my eyes present to the brain for interpretation. I must accept that as reality for to do anything else invites either insanity or harm.