Nature strives to fill the naked void with life
Man seeks to fill the void with thought for he cannot create life
Many religions point out mans seperation to the other lifeforms that inhabit his realm, that whilst he is similar he is not of them... or not entirely. He is gods image, created by the maker directly.
Mans void is seperate to nature, he is not satisfied, like other animals, solely with the desire to survive and procreate, to carry on natures bidding. He wants more, he wants purpose that seems eternally denied him. This could suggest outside interference, as many ancient religions point towards. That whilst our pysical forms are of nature, our life is engineered by an outside presence. Billions believe in god with zero evidence, so why not believe in a maker that is similar to ourselves... much more advanced and probably extinct long before now... or in the least alien to it's form hundreds of millions of years ago. Basically that god = ancient 'aliens', a terribly original concept I know.
Prometheus stole fire from the gods, however like most religions there is a simple direct meaning and a deeper symbolic meaning. This being did not teach man how to make a fire, but rather bestowed him with the ability to create life... or in the least replicate it. I believe that fire is the symbol of life in this case, that it represents a challenge to the naked darkness that stands eternally over us. A brief ephemeral thing that nonetheless stands in opposition to the predatory void, spreading heat and light for it's short existence. An answer, or in the least, a question posed to the darkness. However man cannot create life, he can merely propagate it. So this tale may have been of our makers, that they tried to steal life from the 'gods' and engineer us. Yes Prometheus played a major part in this, whilst the film was nothing special it did raise alot of interesting questions... even though many of these exist because the producer did not think he had the ability to convey a satisfactory answer, like alot of films about questions. If you show a naked pale guy seeding life on earth, you may as well share a philosophy as to why we exist, instead of answering questions with even more. Or in the least flesh things out better.
Anyway god, prometheans, etc may be alot like us, constructs seeking answers. As such they may have tried to bend nature to their will, much like their original masters, and replicate life. After all if man can do something new he will try it it out... whether it be flying, building a wall or detonating an atomic bomb. However the 'prometheans' lack the balance and simple purpose of lifeforms created by nature, miring us in disatisfaction and chaos, much like our progenitators. ing with nature is never wise.
The interferance of a sentient being is always clear, the difference between the created and the direct produce of nature. Our own void to fill, our own seperate desire to nature despite the bond with it.
Further comparison with religion is inevitable. Thought is mans tool of creation, and there are many... just like nature shapes its many creations. Some flail and die whilst others survive for awhile. Good and evil, light and dark, are nothing more than the struggle of life versus it's eternal enemy, the void. The fire that stands opposed to the cold naked heavens. We are probably engineered by beings that were once much like us... or posed as us. God if you will, and why not? They may as well HAVE been
Don't call me crazy, I believe that this is a more scientific interpretation of religion. After all religion was mans first attempt at science, to understand. And I don't know if any of this is true... it's just life shouting out into the darkness. Remember, it's people who think they DO know the answers who are truly dangerous.