Most probably and as few studies show religion started ever since humans started living in groups/clans. Religion was 'the way to live life'- 'Sanatan Dharma' as in vedic scriptures. Not just the Sanatan Dharma(Note: 'Hinduism' was coined by British for all the followers of Sanatan Dharma who lived in the area of 5 main rivers in which 'Sindhu' or Indus was the prime) but all major religions of the world such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism are based on Humankind. All the religions want human integrity and solidarity to exist in society. Religion lays down the universal laws or principles, governed by the basic psychological consciousness or the collective consciousness of the human society in relation to the mother earth. Hence the concept of "Vasudev Kutumbakam" where the whole world is perceived as one large family without any boundaries was the bedrock of all major religions.
1) Why cannot we think we are 'humans' first and always?
2) If we are humans, what do we all want to attain? ----->Happiness is it?
3) Is our 'need' overriding our 'want'?
4) Why cannot we follow the religion of all religions "HUMANISM" ?
5) Why "Vasudev Kutumbakam" is overridden by "globalisation"(mostly economic effects as of now)?
6) Why cannot we have a Constitution for the whole world in order to promote world solidarity?----->See EU developments
7) Why we cannot be earth citizens? ----->Will solve most of the problems.
8) Are we already moving ahead for 'Humanism'? or Are at the tipping point of the collapse of the human civilization?