Life requires movement, and Creation constant renewal. Movement is present in the processes of development and decay; the existence of matter is supported by the movement of particles; and any energy manifests itself through movement, through interaction. Interaction, whether with God or with people, is also a process in which movement and the exchange of energies are necessarily present. Even if there are no concrete physical actions, energies still move; their state and balance change, and the state of a person changes along with them. A person who is full of fear has one round of possibilities, and a person who fears nothing has another. The state of people’s minds is also determined by the energies dominating in them, and the same information will instill hope in some and horror in others. Relying on their reactions and their perception, they will decide what they should do, and this choice predetermines the result: development, stagnation or degradation.
For communities - states, nations, even all of humankind – there is a similar choice. Only the interactions of energies take place on a somewhat different level, but the essence of what occurs does not change from that. And historical patterns of development and the fall of human societies can be found, which, undoubtedly, also existed, but we must not lose sight of the factor of the need for God, so that development has a definite vector and direction. For atheists, no ambiguities exist in this question, because they totally ignore the mystical component of human existence. Religion for them is only the consequence of the immaturity of the human mind, the fruit of fantasies and delusions. The fact that the majority of atheist communities create new forms of religions inside themselves, in which the objects of worship are national leaders or the imagine of the ideal person, is usually assessed as the usual manifestation of the imperfection of human nature. That an inalienable part of human nature is the need for service and for merging into something higher, escape from the limitations of oneself must also apparently be considered an imperfection. All attempts to improve human nature have failed precisely because it cannot be perfected, moreover changed by only moral restrictions. A person cannot change his own nature himself; he is able only to change his own habits – that is essentially all there is. Only transformation change human nature, but it is impossible without external interference, which is what the impulse of the Grace of God is. And that is the factor which is usually missed by all the thinkers who dream of the welfare of humanity.