He was able to explain his beliefs to me and his brother in a way that makes total sense: humans see themselves as separate from the rest of the universe when we really aren't. He explained that some scientists believe the universe is an electric universe (that's how he explained it to our drunk and high asses) and that EVERYTHING is connected because electricity is what holds OUR universe together. So your grandma is no different from you in a way because you use the same energy to function, but you're different because you're on a different wavelength of thought that's using that energy. The things that we are able to see and interact with makes up only 3% of the universe, my opinion is that matter becomes atoms which are connected in stars and nebulae and planets by chemical and nuclear reactions that electrically bind the atoms into molecules and that's the universe that we are able to see and interact with. We can't see how everything works, or even see all of the matter that scientists say HAS to exist for the universe to be they way it is, so why do we think we can say that humans are the only intelligent beings because EVERYTHING is intelligent but we are the only thing that sees ourselves as separate.
I personally think that religion and technology is flawed and if we want to continue to exist we're going to have to completely change the way we percieve laws of the universe.
I think that our government makes smoking cannabis and other less harmful drugs because they mess with the tuning that they are pushing into your programming that makes you a better pawn for them to use.