Clearer Question: How significant do our religious beliefs become to you when considering our relevance throughout the entire universe and the thought we may not be the only species with an understanding of Religion?
What I am trying to ask is, does the fact that we are simply a spec of dust in the vastness of the universe make our religions insignificant? Obviously if God is real (and I believe God is) a relationship with God is important. However, being that there are approximately 2 billion Earthlike planets just within our galaxy( it obviously would increase exponentially when converted into our entire universe), we may not be the only species with a grasp of religion. Intelligent-life on other planets is still just a mere hypothesis but think we have also not fully grasped the minds of animals on our own planet. We have no concrete evidence that animals do not grasp religion or abide by one. Some may think of that as blasphemous and silly but there is a lot we still do not know about the thought processes and capabilities of animals on our own planet. Being able to learn about religion from other species would be more helpful than harmful, no? My point is does the vastness of what we do not know about space, ourselves, or other species make religion or any part of it a bit more insignificant to you? (The beginning of time, end of time, theological morals, etc…) All I ask is for some input, it would be helpful. Thanks Jellies :)
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