Leaning on our own knowledge, of any given situation, is never enough. We just don’t know enough. We can’t see the tops of our own heads and only rarely see the tops of others’. Even soldiers understand the need to have eyes up high.
As the cultures and peoples on Earth mature, our political, economic, social, and religious ideologies will be tested. Survival will prove the powerful perspective; dissatisfaction will soon become the primary reason for a different path. How many paths before you settle?
Which eyes up high can guide you to safety, actually? That is the religious question.