Before there is belief there must be conditions that define that belief. They do not necessarily need to be true but simply must have agreement to make it so.
So therefore I want to create a set of stipulations and set a condition that if you will do so and so then you are acceptable but if you do not agree then you are not acceptable.
So if you agree and then together we can get others to also agree then we set up a dogma (a collective belief held by a particular group) and that dogma is the story that forms a church and churches grow to form religions.
When we don't have all the answers some make up their own story to explain what they can never begin to understand.
So who do you listen to? False prophets or do you listen to the still small voice that lives in the silence?