COTD: Aren’t ALL Religions Just Something Someone Made Up?

Comment of the Day,


I would just like to ask which religion did not start out “homemade” and then gain followers. Didn’t all religion start out in somebodies mind? 

I responded,

No. They started as a shocking, disturbing and demanding theophany to a usually unwilling prophet who was then called to sacrifice everything he previously understood or intuited as good — not as a comfortable feeling in some privileged person’s tummy that kept them comfy. – PB