Shelly, the poet, in his essay “The Necessity of Atheism”, begins “There Is No God.” But he immediately continues “This negation must be understood solely to affect a creative Deity. The hypothesis of a pervading Spirit co-eternal with the universe remains unshaken.”
One of the gods Shelley didn’t believe in is Yahweh, the God of Abraham, who is said to have created the world, and is worshipped by Jews, Christians, and Moslems.
Is there, beyond local gods such as Yahweh (some of whom don’t exist and some of whom, perhaps, may) a Spirit of the universe, something akin to what Hindus call “Brahman”?
A warm belief in a somewhat chilly being. But the universe would be no different if there were, or were not, such a being; there is no possible evidence that would make a difference in our thinking of such a being. That’s why belief in a universal spirit is harmless. It’s also pointless.