Meanwhile, the clock begins ticking at birth, and everyday death is closer. Early mankind apparently figured out that they couldn't answer many of the questions raised by their surroundings and experiences. They ultimately found there were no answers to many basic questions and there never would be. They became more and more curious as time went by. For thousands of years mankind believed the earth was flat, the sun revolved around the earth, and the earth was the center of the universe. As knowledge increased and slowly evolved they discovered t there were mysteries that could not be explained. They began to develop theories to explain them.
- The sun does not revolve around the earth - the earth revolves around the sun.
- The earth is not flat - it is not perfectly round either, but we generally think of it as round.
- The sun is not the center of the universe - it is, in fact, a small star in a limitless universe.
I believe that (concurrently) religions were established to provide answers and explain the meaning of life and the complexity of the world .
We believe that we may never totally understand the complexity of our surroundings, our experiences, our history and so forth. For those things we can not explain, most of us find comfort in religious concepts.