> Donít letís appeal to the Chinese, for example, where people can read and study > evidence and have a civilization. Letís go to the desert and have another revelation > there. This is nonsense. It canít be believed by a thinking person. --Christopher > Hitchens
We lived a similar experience. It's not a coincidence our population believed in many different gods for every different purpose... just like Greeks. Then suddenly Spanish came to invade our lands. We lived in heresy because of our beliefs and also refused, among other things, to take a white woman as the mother of Christ. The solution: invent a miracle where a common native meets this mother of Christ with color flesh similar to us. See, this god or their son didn't appear for millenniums and suddenly, when Spanish had trouble conquering our lands and impose their beliefs to makes us obey, they appear. This "Virgen de Guadalupe" miraculously comes to tell us we should believe in Christ and follow their path.
Conclusion: Religion is the primitiveness form of politics. Anything written or taught through a Bible is not different than doing it with a Constitution. I don't need to mention anything between differencing a priest from a politician, there is none.
EDIT: You also forgot to mention when these texts were written, none expected humans someday could fly and notice heaven's existence by themselves. And yes, humans have traveled every piece of the earth by now except underground. However we all know heaven is not there.