The birth of religion started from a simple concept
humanity's inability to explain the unexplainable
until one added gods to the equation.
A Jewish Hebrew scholar not knowing about prior pagan
religions and their gods, rituals and stories--would have
been like a history teacher today not knowing about
history, or a math teacher not knowing about math, or
a professor of law not knowing about the law. Because
in the end all are considered scholars within their field.
The problem we have here (which is the core of this book)
is that these prior ancient civilizations, pagan religions,
gods, beliefs, rituals, and stories were born out of
mythology, folklore, and fairytales, passed down from
generation to generations by oral traditions.
These myths became the backbone of Judaism and
Christianity's belief structure for over two
thousand years that even today in 2018 United States
Presidents have invited this ideology into the White House.