If we had known then what we know now about the laws of physics and the nature of the universe, it would be a different world on every level. We are cursed by what we are bound to, the vision of our ancestors about how things are and what needs to be done about it. This is all we have to work with, ever. How things are and what needs to be done about it. We have to have clarity of vision and purpose, to be grounded in an accurate and reliable worldview, and to have the resolve and resiliency to be who we are and do what needs to be done here/now in each situation as it arises no matter what forever. When we are burdened/blinded by false assumptions, presumptions, suppositions, superstitions, inferences, conclusions, etc., we don't have a chance to meet the world as it is and as it needs to be met, and we make things incredibly worse than they have any reason being year-by-year until the combined weight of our collective inaccurate assessments of what's what and what needs to be done about it adds up to hopelessness and absurdity in an ever-tightening cycle of insanity begetting insanity to the detriment of existence worldwide. Our mistaken mythology/theology/ideology have killed us as a species and a planet. We have to exorcise ourselves of it all and start over, here/now, just as we are. There is no God to please and keep happy. We are all we have. We are all we need-- grounded in our original nature and our innate virtues, living in ways that are true to ourselves and our daemon/gifts/shtick in seeing what's what and being right about what needs to be done about it where, when and how in each situation as it arises and doing it no matter what all our life long. The religion of here/now/now what? is all we need to be original human beings in right relationship with ourselves, one another and the planet/universe. Instant salvation for the low, low price of being free from the need to be saved. World without end. Amen (May It Be So).
Jacob Bronowski said, "You cannot know the truth unless you live in certain ways." He meant, "Unless you live truthful lives." He meant, "Unless you live truthfully." The same goes for knowing what has always been called "God." We cannot know that unless we live Godly lives. Unless we ARE the God we say we know. Whom do you know who passes that test? The Godliness test? Yet they all hold hands and proclaim that they know God and love God. Then force women to be pregnant against their will (God knew no one can be forced to be a mother against her will, so God got Mary's permission before impregnating her with the Bebe Jesus). Then hate gay people, and trans people, and people of color, etc. We are to live with everybody in ways that make it easy for them to think that we love them. We are to live lovingly with everyone. How many people in your life have reason to think you do not love them? Or can't tell whether you love them or not? If they can't tell that you love them, you may as well not love them for all the good your loving them does. Take up the practice of living lovingly with everyone. Including tone of voice and demeanor. Let them all die thinking they were your favorite people.