I really do not understand it when people say that they are gods. I do not find it unfathomable because of societal conditioning but because of reason. A God is being who is infinite, has no limits. God is basically someone who is everything we are not. God is eternal, all-knowing, He is the Perfect Ideal. How can we humans ever hope to become the Perfect Ideal if we ourselves are not perfect? Since when do we control the laws of the universe? How come we "gods" have cancers and diseases? It's because we aren't gods. Religion (the correct religion anyway) acts as a guide to align yourself to law. Saying that it is useless is a bias towards the aversive attitude toward religion today.