The why, what, and how of your life is unimportant.

from A New Religion by Will Gu page 59 nonfiction ~2 min read

We are God is a distinctly new way of living life. It flips around all the assumptions of what it means to exist, of why we are here, of what we are supposed to do. It replaces it with an at odds standpoint – it is not internal, it is external. We are God says that the individual's why, what, and how are unimportant, the pursuit of supplying others their why, what, and how is more important. On this principle, the formation of a why, what, and how are ironically formed for those seeking Godship.

Why do we exist? We exist because we created this world. We are God. We control the environment, we control ourselves, we control the world.

What must we do then? If we are God, we exist to shape the environment. We exist to shape ourselves. We exist to shape the world. We exist to seek perfection in these domains, to attempt impossibility in them, and in doing so, we return to our former perfection as a true God. We create followings, and by its merit, we are deities.

How do we do it then? Ideologically, a God does. A human may arrive at a ideology of doing through self-discipline, a willingness to brave the unknown, to challenge difficulty to a duel, to find merits in what others have not experienced. Tangibly, only a God can judge for oneself. A human may arrive at this standpoint through self-focus, of tempering ability to match curiosity, sharpening the blade, becoming ever more proficient in art.

We of us do not dare try to create our own religions; we look for other people's religions to help us. Yet, to create a religion is in every sense the most tangible way of fulfilling those human desires we are all desirous of: love, achievement, meaning, purpose, fame, insight, impact, value, good. The route to get there should by merit, have us cast away all those desires in favor of its existence.

—Will Gu, A New Religion, p. 59