First, I think you need to define what you mean when you say, "God." You talk about evil being done in the name of nonexistent gods, but if anything is being done in their name, then for those doing the evil acts, those gods must necessarily exist, don't they? And if there is "evil," then don't you also have to have "good?" How do you make this moral distinction? You also state, as if it were a fact, that there is no empirical evidence of God, but I think that is also false. Just because you don't know of any, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. Do you know of any empirical evidence that God does not exist? I'm assuming that you believe in evolution (as do I). But there are many holes in the fossil record, and there is no known empirical evidence that justifies the leap from single-celled organisms to the vast biodiversity that exists today. There is no known empirical evidence to support the creation of life itself. There are just theories. And yet, I'd be willing to bet that you still believe (on faith alone) that mankind did evolve from some single-celled organism, and that you do, in fact, exist.
Just so that I can understand the parameters of where your beliefs lie, will you please answer a few questions?
1) Absent God, where did everything come from?
2) Do people have a soul/spirit energy that continues after death?
2a) If so, where did it come from before birth, and where does it go after death? And do other life forms share this quality of having a soul/spirit?
2b) If not, what happens when you die?
3) Was there a man named Jesus who lived roughly 2000 years ago? (I 'm not asking if he was the son of God, just was he a real person, or is he fictitious?)
4) Same question about Moses? (again, not asking if he received the 10 Commandments from God, or parted the Red Sea, just did he exist?)
5) Same question about Abraham?
6) Do you believe in extra-terrestrial life? If so, is there (now or ever before) sentient ET life? If so, has sentient ET life ever visited the Earth?
That will do for now. We can discuss the topic further when you've answered those.