you have to go back further than when the christians stole previous religions, and they, the christians twisted the intended meanings. the past, previous religions that christianty stole from, and some of the gnostics, are the beautiful religions. that really don't have much to do with some god. - or rather mother nature, the phallus in the sky that brings rain. the original god was a penis in the sky, not an actual one, bec in mythology, and christianty to is MYTHOLOGY, mythology pertains to real things, in science, fertility, and evolution. the rain fertilized mother earth (above) and man fertilized women (below) as above so below. no matter how well man built his home, grew crops, stored food, etc he was, and is, always at the hand's of nature. an earthquake, vol cannon, winds, to much rain, or not enough rain, can your god make it rain, faith came about to please the gods, but the god has always been nature. how to please nature, for good weather, rain dance, rituals, etc
mankind eventual found a way to talk to god, entheogens. Those that took the drugs were the priest, they have the gnosis, just like tribal witch doctors, this has been going on for thousands of years, and still today. That DMT experience, is a beautiful thing. my first time, what amazed me was, how similar it was to a near death experiences i unfortunately, or fortunate, had.