The unbelief and inability to recognise Jesus as a representation of God had dire consequences for the Pharisees. John 8:12-20. Jesus, the Light of life is the way & the only way to God. As much as it would be nice to think all religions have a little bit of God in them (and they may well do so to a point) Jesus is God and salvation/restoration can only come in & through Him.
The false hope that ‘man’ is king and can save himself through intellect & enterprise is just as damaging and just another form of belief in unbelief. Quality of life that ends in death and says that is all there is, is surrender to the curse and the lie instead of to the Saviour and restoration.
The Big I Am