The most attractive view of existentialism is Heidegger’s “poetic dwelling.” However, poets are always a minority, and the high suicide rate among them shows that they are still confused about life. And Sutter’s “existence is reasonable” is a disaster for humanity; much of the chaos in today’s world stem from Sartre’s “existence is reasonable.” Compared with religion, other philosophical and social issues such as perception, reason, morality, politics, and law are sub-level issues. Their impact on humans is far less profound and shocking than religion. There may be no morality, politics, or law in ancient human beings, and ancient humans may not know perception, reason, and philosophy, but there to be no religion is impossible. And religion, in turn, will affect humans’ understanding of perceptual, reason, morality, politics, and legal issues. Since the first day of humans’ owning consciousness, we can imagine that people looked up to the endless starry sky in every corner of the vast earth and envisioned the world behind the starry sky. Through the infinite functions, religion was born in every corner. Gods were also born; Gods have also risen in the depth of everyone’s soul. We feel a holy, sacred, and beautiful ultimate world. Except for religion, apart from the ultimate world produced by religion, I don’t know what else can uphold humans to live such a life, which runs toward death and ends in destruction. I actually do not know the meaning of life. Religion can enable us to understand the meaning of life and the truth of living. Obviously, it has a decisive influence on human life.
Muller further elaborated the process from Infinity to God from the perspective of linguistics. He concluded from many primitive tribal languages and ancient Indian classics that the earliest humans used anthropomorphic language to describe things. Based sun’s function, primitive tribal called the sun as the illuminant and warmer, the river as a guardian, pear, and so on. In the end, the sun is called like father, and the river is referred to as a mother. The sun is finally sanctified as the God who protects us like a father; the river became a god who nurtures us like a mother. The personal God was born; furthermore, the concept of God and holiness is rooted in human subconsciousness. We can deduce this process to countless folk beliefs and primitive worships. When we see the big tree in the sky, it is so lush, vigorous, lofty, shadows the surrounding trees. We naturally think this tree must be a tree spirit with a divine nature to appear so different. When we look at the majestic mountains, towering up to the sky, fading away into the clouds, we can’t help but think that there must be mountain gods living in it to make it too high to climb. The roaring river reminds us of the capricious river gods waving this long river, and so on; there are many such cases. From this, countless fetishism and primitive worship were produced. On this basis, polytheism was generated, and finally, monotheism was born. ③
Then all religions came into being; the gods slowly rose up, the sacred light descended from the sky, the Holy Spirit flowed in our hearts, the feeling of desperation slowly calmed down, the shadow of death also quietly faded off. Human life also turns meaning and brilliance.