We do not have to believe in anything anymore
Question from the Internet:
“Is it possible to set up a unified belief system so that all the people in the world will change to it and won’t conflict with each other anymore? Why?”
First of all, religions and belief systems are part of our culture and traditions, they are part of who we are. As we already know from history we can never suppress or erase people’s individual or national identities, we can never forcefully suppress cultural or religious identities as then we invite violent rebound reactions sooner or later.
On the other hand, religions or belief systems cannot offer practical help or solution for humanity to solve our ever-mounting problems. Religions and belief systems developed to fill the gap, the vacuum of our missing knowledge and understanding of the world around us.
We believe because we do not know. We sense and assume that there exist forces, a system of forces or perhaps a singular force, a singular law system and a singular plan that determines our lives and the life of the Universe as we know it, but we cannot find or recognize, we cannot research and attain this.
So we develop philosophies, we develop religions and other belief systems, or we develop the new religion of blindly following our own, totally misguided, inherently egocentric and subjective human intellect.
A “unified belief system” is not possible since we are all different and our subjective and egocentric beliefs contradict each other even if we all believed the same that would not give us any practical tools to help and save ourselves.
We exist in a “lawful and deterministic” Natural system. This system is based on absolute laws and very precise cause and effect processes that determine everything that happens in life. Moreover, there is a singular developmental plan in which plan human beings also have a unique, very high and unparalleled role.
What we need is the right education, which can purposefully and methodically give us the tools to research ourselves, research the system we exist in and then teach us and guide us on how we can change and further develop ourselves in order to adapt ourselves to the system of reality we exist in.
When we do so, we will come to tangibly and realistically attain the single force field that creates and sustains life. Then we will be able to communicate with and partner with the force, the law we have blindly believed in so far.