Considering that the Hebrews and Christians claim to have had direct contact with the one and only god, why is it that other contemporary cultures were so intellectually advanced in comparison? We are more influenced by the ideas of the Greeks than we are by the ideas of most other cultures, especially Judaism and Christianity.
Shouldn't people with access to the one and only 'true god' also offer the most to human civilization by virture of their privileged access and place?
Let's face it, Christianity would not, could not, be what it is today without Greek philosophy.
So why is a 'true religion' so intellectually deficient that it must steal ideas from godless pagans in order to make it's ideas work?
I've been thinking civilization is a giant dystopia lately. Greco Roman civilization was a brutal conquering form of civilization. Prehaps Greco Roman intellectualism needs to be tempered in the Godism of Judeo Christianity. Where myth and metaphor contribute the softening virtues of compassion, peace of mind and purity of heart.
Religion without science is blind and science without religion is crippled