Here is a basic list of the things human beings believe in:
God ( generic) For agnostics everywhere and those afraid to stick their toes in the atheistic lake.
Jesus—-several varieties, take your pick. There is the bloody guilt inducing Jesus, the liberal “I’ll sanction anything” Jesus, the repressed stiff upper lip Jesus and of course, the vengeance Jesus.
Mythical Gods and Goddesses from an archaic time. Think along the lines of faeries,elements, pan and any nature spirit god. Oddly these deities were blanketed in superstitious darkness but fully lit with a psychological and philosophical understanding that was very sophisticated for that period in our human history.
Why do we human beings need and want something, anything to believe in as a deity or power over our lives? Are we that afraid of personal responsibility that we continue dragging around this dead horse of religion or even worse, the modern religion of ‘things’ as gods? Each one of the items on this list have propelled us forward until we surpassed our need for it and moved on to the next development of self and spirit and what it means to be here on this planet. If we are constantly moving toward a true awakening, are we now moving beyond science as a god? Are we so terrified of our true nature of birth to death, that we would create so many stories to pretend it away? What if the truth is better than anything we can concoct? What if the explanation is to be found in the cycle of all life on this planet and that death of the body as the end of life is a myth itself?