There is very little to understand about nature worship.
There is very little to understand about ancestor worship.
There is very little to understand about hero worship.
These are exercises in sacredness: non consumption and ritual demonstration of reciprocity (gifts, observances)
Evil religions emerged when we adopted corporatism instead of kinship and nationalism. And we did that in only because of war, conquest, and empire.
Yet all our advancements seem to occur in the periods BETWEEN empires.
The corporate empire is evil, the kinship nation sacred.
Empires violate natural law unless all they impose is natural law: nationhood.