The majority of the population of Orleans Parish were staunch Catholic and Southern Baptist. None of them ever heard my definition of "life" and certainly would have rejected it if they had. Yet, they still descended into anarchy.
This is what happens when the protections of government and the organs of society collapse and peoples' lives hang in the balance. They will do whatever is necessary to survive. It has nothing to do with their religious or political views. It has to do with staying alive.
God and government are not separate entities even though they pretend that they are.
I really hope you did not mean that. I would hate to think of the US government as "God." And if god runs the US government then he is more screwed up and incompetent than we ever imagined.
Now as for the melding of god/government, as in a religiously controlled state, then in Saudi Arabia and Iran, this is true. But not here.
The separation of church and state (any church whether your god, their god, someone else's god or no god at all) is not just codified in the law but is rigorously enforced in the courts and by larger and larger segments of our society. And this nation continues to do quite well with this separation despite the religious insistence to the contrary.
But this has nothing to do with the intent of bacteria to build homes or any effect of my definition of "life" on the greater society.
You seem to be all over the map here barbara. What is the topic of the OP?