where do humans get their rules on how to manage billions of people? the rules come out of our brains in the form of messages from god. You have to admit religions help manufacture billions of humans. Faith is good for humans because what do we all want? we want to survive and religions offer good solid rules on how to survive while we are alive and "BONUS" we also get to survive after we die. now what could be better for our simple little brains than the total package of survial. when humanity becomes self aware - we will all see this and move on to whatever is next.
You give them hope because the human "thinking" is based on fear.
It's not the brain but a "mis-communication" between the left and right hemisphere.
This was an evolutionary jump and the hope these monks gave garanteed the eternity of the cosmos which is a pure energetic process. If you want to know you can try to read the links on the website from the link I gave.
It was all known and the ones who knew it did this for the cosmos kwoning that there was no other way because the cosmos is, was and will always be perfect. This is the metaphorical story of the ark of the convenant which they consciously had and we all unconsciously have with the cosmic cycle.. in which we got this bain-defect in evolution and which is the perfection. God = the endless cosmic cycle.
The truth is out there!
Religion and god are just a more intelligent form of survival. Rules for living and working together as a stronger group, with the eye of god always watching to keep us in our place. And if we're good, religion can give us more life after death.
This will not happen.. It will only become worse because the life on Earth is dying. The e-motions mean stand still and are part of this dying process.