The above reasoning applies the same way to the religious beliefs in God or Gods, Heaven, Hell. Nirvana, Hades, re-incarnation, etc. One cannot claim one to be correct above all the others. No matter how you define “God” as the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all morality, and a supreme being, (a definition of an “emperor” if you replace the word “universe” with “known tribal area”, which, I suspect, is the source of this definition) or as a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes (a definition originating from the discovery that the sun and moon and other heavenly bodies such as comets, influenced life on earth). In the first case it was a FACT that the leaders of the tribes did have unlimited power over life and death of their followers and in the second case it was a FACT that the sun and moon positions did forecast season and tide changes and comets could have devastation impacts. There the speculation should have stopped if it wasn’t in the nature of the human brain to attach causes to events they did not understand so they could try to influence nature, and by the invention of sacrifices, offerings and prayers try to influence a cruel nature which often ignores the need of the humans on earth. Since all gods are human inventions there are thousands of them. More proof that since they’re all different there isn’t a correct one. Here in North America we mainly believe in the Christian God. Many like to point out that this must be the correct one since the majority of the world population (33%) believes in this God. True, but since one do we count votes to “proof“ a fantasy is correct? Do we vote between creationism and evolution to find out which view is correct? No, we rely on scientific evidence to do that.
The 33% Christian beliefs are split in many different “religions” as well. Not only in Catholics and Protestants but many others and some of them have very little in common with the rest.
Lets list some: Eastern Orthodox, Pentecostal, Anglican, Latterday Saints (Mormons), Evangelical, African Independent Churches, Jehova Witnesses, Quakers and so on and on.
Outside Christianity the next largest is Islam, split in Sunni, Shia, Druze, Ahmadiyy, Ibadi, Quaranism and Mahdavia. Then there are different kinds of Buddhism, Shinto, Chinese Traditional, Hinduism, Primal-indigenous and many more. The FACT is that no one can agree which is the correct “speculation”.
Conclusion: Based on the FACTS we have, we can safely state that ALL religions are fantasies not based on any FACTS and the since they are all fantasies no one is correct. We also realize that the Gods are based on either Humans or Heavenly bodies which have been “promoted“ to Gods with speculated powers they don’t have, therefor, the Gods of ALL religions do not exist. Is there an intelligent entity in the universe with powers we cannot comprehend. WE DON”T KNOW, but any of the gods in any of the religions do NOT exists except in our fertile minds. Since our awareness (see Neurological Science) depends solely on the chemical and electrical activities of the brain (FACT) Our awareness will stop when the brain stops and no wishful thinking will change that.
Assuming there is a cosmic “spirit” who entered your body when you were conceived and goes back to the cosmos after you die, I can answer the question “where does our awareness go?” for you in a very logical matter: When you die, your awareness will return to the same place it was, before you were born!