a reply to: killerworm51
Sorry can't watch the vids, I use my mobile and don't want to use up all my internet.
But I think I get your questions without, well not really the ants part, maybe you can explain what I am missing?
What happens when a human colony decides to shift their consciousness to another belief system?
This already happened a few times and as I see it, it is not really a shift but a build up.
Every mythology is destillation of what was before. Greek mythology borrowed some from the ancient middle-east and the "farmers faith" in their own
region. Mount Ethna is a good example, the reason why it spits ashes and fire is the hundred-armed-ones, or the cyclops, or was it the giants(?)
working underneath it as blacksmiths.
Nature observations + something unexplainable= a myth, or legend.
The modern believes, Christianiy for example is also not the new invention of stories, the Gilgamesh epos f.e. written before the bible, already
features Noah and the Arch. So again, you have old legends getting refined to culminate into something that feels radical, but only to the orthodox
people and as a natural development to the liberals. Of course there is always potential for conflict.
If the new construct is not as good could they decide to shift back?
What we are seeing now, in the Irrationally called "New Age" is more or less a renessaince of what was before Christianity. Much of this stuff
contains the spirit of Gaia, the mother Earth. The splitting up of one allmighty deity into less powerfull sub-gods, the refocusing on the power of
the own mind, ancestral veneration and so on.
If I would have to make a prediction on how this will develop, I'd say no old religion dies out, but there will be a growing number trying to get back
in tune with the spirits of the dead and their home, Gaia. A natural development as Earth becomes a more intimidating and less predictable place than
it was the last few hundreds of years.