Before I start rambling, this is going to get weird and may go in strange places. I’m going to try and answer the ultimate question:
Why are we here?
So you should probably start off with “How did we get here?”
This is not from a religious standpoint. I’m not religious at all. I believe that we may have reincarnated multiple times over and our forms eventually evolved into us. Yes, I believe in reincarnation and evolution. Don’t hate me.
Is there a divine being though? I don’t think so. Mainly because if the divine being existed, there shouldn’t be any evil in the world. He should have protected us from the evil that is us.
But then again, what if we are the evil thing that the divine being didn’t care about? What if Earth is Hell, and our punishments are to go through body after body after body and experience terrible thing after terrible thing for eternity? But then what did we do that was so evil that we got sent to Earth?
Well we don’t know anymore.
We’ve been tortured so much that we’ve forgotten all that we did. So many bodies, so many memories, so many things, we’ve just forgotten the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Then where did we come from?
No, seriously. That’s why all of our thoughts of things that are alien look humanoid. The Grey Things, The Doctor, the LGMs from Toy Story, they all faintly resemble humans, don’t they? And therefore we are aliens. And that comet that allegedly killed the dinosaurs? It was the original us. All of the hooligans from wherever we came from, grumbling about our crappy punishment.
And we’re still suffering, and we’ll keep suffering until they decide to bring us all home.
As for the technological advancements and the animals and the formation of religion:
The formation of religion I believe was a combination of hope and a desire for a scapegoat for our suffering once we finally forgot it was all our fault, or we couldn’t face the fact it was our fault, or we were too proud to admit it was our fault. And then in this crappy world of suffering, we created our scapegoat and prayed it would clean up its messes.
The technology is from the fact that there are people trying to lessen or worsen our suffering, or are looking for an escape route. I can’t say I blame them, because they make our world look miraculous and cool.
The animals however, were always around Earth to begin with, and the originals just didn’t care that they were around and figured they’d kill us all somehow.
And those “good people”? They’re just trying to prove they’ve learned their lesson so that they can stop the suffering. Good on them.
Note: Most of all this I just now thought up. That’s what happens on a snow day. You can call BS all you want, you can be all “Seriously?” all you want, this is mainly weird thoughts. Thanks to my friend Christie for the ideas.