One thing I've been wondering about, the past 5-10 years, is why we haven't had a major change in our religious beliefs, comparable to the shift from polytheism to monotheism.
Why no new prophet, no new god? If we create our gods (and this has been my belief), why have we not produced among us a prophet whose god is a god of all the universes, of which Earth is such a miniscule part? Yes, I'm aware of some of the cults that've sprung up, and aware, too, that major religions rise from such beginnings (Yahweh was a tribal god who dwelled on one mountain, rather like Zeus; Christianity began as a Jewish cult). But none of these contemporary cults offer... a new religious paradigm.
Why not? Seems odd to me - are we not ripe for it?
LOL - I see you shuddering there!
Giving you nightmares, am I?