God was not just a mythological persona used to control populations, the ideas and the stories were also ways to describe a motive that could lead to:
- generating life
- creating harmony among people, otherwise prone to fighting
Was the fault of religion to give rise to people who abuse power? In the face of reality, we can see the repeated abdication of responsibility, complicity buttress these avenues for corruption to take place. Corruption also gives rise to other motives, and so in 2019, we see an acceptance and normalisation of an increasing amount of life motives which would have been imprisoned or burned. Human life in certain regions has experienced sharp increases in individual freedom, food availability, and been fed media stories about moral and economical superiority without having the lived experience to back up the claims.
In thinking about what is true and real, or what is good as life-giving, there is benefit to gain in approaching ideas to see their contents and results. The study of history can be a leading method of charting the course of future with responsible choices for future generations to reap benefits instead of dire consequences for current missteps.
Science fiction and fiction are not the basis of myth, but instead the misunderstanding and appropriation of what people believe is right and good for the individual again. Humans are continually at several intersections of moral, ethical, political, personal, aesthetic choices. As people learn how to read the signs, visual cues, and weigh their intuitive senses with critical thinking, a sense of moral compass can be retained.