Now I'm sure I'll annoy people but i need to refine my concepts, if not for real life (because I'm no leader by heart and little more than an ideas man) then maybe I could write a book or essay on the subject. .
I'm trying to hammer out what religion is truly about, a guide book to humanity and ethics, community, social inclusion, ritual and ceremony for focusing the mind and at one point, one of the last bastions for learning in a brutal world (after it decimated certain point by it). To me religion is little more than a kind of psychological profile of a culture, hence its mutability in transition between forms.
My reasoning for why it's a guide post to humanity is it often has stories and allegories to the human condition via symbolism and imagery. From the studies I have done symbolism is intensely powerful to the subconscious mind because it is how it functions over the conscious mind. Anyway here it goes
Consider a "religion" based on man, its sanctity and responsibilities in the universe and and a rational guide post to both how to learn, how to be human and how we may achieve focus, community and greater forging of the will, spirit and direction of our species.
But then again I envision a Monastic setting where people go to shut out the world for a time, to focus and learn and self improve, like a combination of western and eastern monasticism with all the fluff thrown away so there is only Mankind, the world, the cosmos and our place within. Now imagine those people now capable of going out and articulating those thoughts unto their fellow man and spreading the glory of who we are as a creature as well as our perceived destiny of exploring the cosmos. Many people believe our technology is outpacing our humanity. I aim to fix that and have our humanity outstrip our technology.