What is the purpose of life; and if we find this answer, how do we attain this? Many great scholars, and religious people have spent their entire lives searching for the purpose of life. From a biological point of view, survival and the continuation of the genes through mating appears to be the purpose of life. From a religious point of view, the attainment of everlasting life appears to be the purpose of our lives. Can religion and evolution come together in explaining the purpose of life?
Since humans are derived from lower species according to the evolutionists, some religions direct their doctrine toward the selfish and survival instincts of our animal ancestors. The salvation of the their own soul at the expense of others may be the teachings that they indoctrinate. These institutions play on the primitive fears and the survival instincts of their congregation. They usually portray God as an entity to fear, and an entity that needs praise like an absolute dictator. There is no questioning of their religion or teachings. These religions usually flourish in areas where there is poverty and lack of education. This is an example of religion using our animal instincts to influence people. But are there religions that direct their teaching toward our reasoning skills that only human beings have? Could this be the true conduit to God? Where do we find these religions?