Theism, deism, pantheism, panpsychism, seem like reasonable explanations for consciousness. (Although they have their own problems) Materialism and atheism struggle to explain consciousness. Most often on this forum what we get is avoidance of such issues: acting as if there is nothing to explain, or it's a stupid question. Basically a lot of bluster and no substance.
Daniel Dennett argued that in some sense consciousness does not exist, but he struggles to explain what he means by that. It's at least an attempt to neutralise the problem of consciousness from a materialist perspective, but it's not satisfactory for many people. Because we do seem to exist.