Abrahamic traditions gave rise to great temples, cathedrals and mosques! Paintings! Music! Literature! All these achievements began in the minds and imaginations of Homo sapiens. Stories, handed down from generation to generation, changed over time by accident or on purpose, came to this century with little evidence that any of it actually happened. The stories are myths, legends, folk tales, and sagas, told verbally at first, and then written into documents named "sacred". Religion is a construct based on illusions.
Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres offers one example of the great accomplishment that com from the minds of humans in response to a belief.
Asian traditions tell of Kuan Yin who "heard the cries of the world" with stories of her intervention in the lives of suffering people.
Ancient African traditions engendered notions of living in balance.
Ancient Australian Creation Beings created people, the landscape, and aspects of the environment, such as the creation of red, yellow or white pigments. They did not believe in animalism, even as they had faith in these mystical creatures.
If these legends existed, created in the minds of mere humans, then Homo sapiens can figure out a way to restore balance to the natural order of things in this chaotic world. In order to correct the dreadful economic condition brought on by fallacious thinking of world leaders about how to conduct our economic lives, we have to imagine better ways. If we want to take on the challenge of global climate change, we have to think in a new paradigm. We can no longer see the Earth as something to have dominion over, to use up, and as a deposit for our waste products. We have to devise ways to survive and thrive in a new normal.
We need a new narrative, one based on reality, with understanding about cause and effect. We can no longer rely on fables and fabrications to guide us in our daily lives. We need sound, critical thinking based on tested means to an end.