The “concept of God”
There are many people who don’t think about “meaning/purpose of life”, what it means to be Human, why we are different from animals though our biological body, DNA is almost identical with them.
So a lot of people, blindly, instinctively live day to day, fulfilling randomly appearing needs, desires between involuntary birth, and involuntary death.
But there are those who can’t be satisfied with such a blind, instinctive life, but they want to explore, discover the deeper questions about meaning, purpose, our “Humanity”.
And this search, exploration leads us to an uncomfortable notion, discovery: our life is not our own “creation”, and we don’t control most or any aspect of our lives.
Religion, the concept of a Creator/God developed as Human beings started to recognize that they are not in control of their lives, but that their existence depends on external factors they can’t predict, direct or control.
So religions, faith systems developed, accepting that our life originates from and depends on a mysterious “Upper Force/Plan” we can’t explore, attain, but we need to respect, worship to receive the best possible relation, treatment from it, either in this life, or in the afterlife, or in both.
So people keep praying to this unattainable, mysterious force so their life/afterlife would be the most optimal, especially when their present life is full of suffering, pain.
Of course not all Human beings submitted to this notion, and there are those who frantically research, explore the world around us to reveal all the cause and effect processes, to attain all the details, all the nuances, and the plan of development, in order to take full control over their lives, “to become the all governing God” themselves.
Their “prayer”, lack, yearning is different. They don’t want to be dependent on forces out of their sphere of influence, they can’t stand the unknown, their most optimal state they yearn for — they yearn, “pray" for — is being in full control, to know everything.
The “problem” with both approaches is that everything is only about ourselves. We want to have a better life, we want to know everything, it is always me, me, me.
And because of that, we are opposite to the “source”, to the “Creator” our life originates from, we depend on.
The most important law of reality, perception, research is the law of similarity of form. This means that in order to sense, observe, attain anything, we need to acquire at least a certain level of similarity of qualities, attributes to that “thing”, otherwise we have no grasp on it.
As unique, empirical, Natural scientists — who managed to fully explore reality with its cause and effect processes, managed to map its deterministic developmental plan by changing, fine-tuning themselves — write that reality’s single life-giving, governing force is “good and benevolent”, characterized by selfless, altruistic, unconditional service and love towards “everything outside of it”.
As these scientists note, this “source” is the quality of selfless, unconditional service and love itself.
This means that if we want to make contact with this source — either to ask help from it or to actually research, attain it — we need to develop, acquire similar qualities to it.
And that means that we ourselves have to become selfless, altruistic, unconditionally loving, serving.
And how can we actually, in practice develop, acquire such qualities without deceiving ourselves, without remaining in illusions about ourselves?!
We can achieve this only towards other people who we don’t have an instinctive, familial, blood relationship, hormonal attraction to.
Moreover, in order to make the attainment authentic, justifiable, we need to attain such qualities against the contrast of our inherently selfish, egotistic, hateful and exploitative nature, since true perception, attainment is only in such contrast, comparative research, otherwise everything remains only as a philosophy, “theoretical science” it blind faith.
So in fully, mutually committed people in a closed, purposeful, methodical environment can make 100% efforts to become selfless, altruistic, unconditional servants of the others, defining their own existence only as an opportunity to become “like” reality’s single governing force, source. And they do that in order to get to know this force, source through the attained similarity, and by that, they reach our unique, evolutionary Human purpose in life: to practically, tangibly attain and justify the single, all-encompassing force, source reality, that is truly good and benevolent — on the merit of becoming like that source.