The churches and cults were one of the first scientific institutions, which had deep enough knowledge in medicine, history, astronomy, architecture and other disciplines. But on these days, this knowledge is distorted and veiled so much, that even priests cannot find the truth and initial meaning of it.
Priests, for example, knew how the bank credit works and used it very successfully. This fact is mentioned even in Bible in the Book of Deuteronomy (23:19-20):
‘’19. You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest. 20. You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it’’.
Soon, the priests began to set monopoly for the right to confirmation of the true in all spheres of the knowledge. It still has this monopoly nowadays. Every who was not agree has been recognized as heretic and witch. Such people were condemned to death on fire or with severe tortures. Of course, there was no free thought or development of personality in such conditions. It created absolutely new type of mind which meant that everything must be accept on the basis of faith without any logical conclusions or right to refuse the words of authoritative church or government. This type of thought is inherent for most people even nowadays. The people don’t use mother wit, logic, analyze of situation or own experience. They use mostly the religious feelings, traditions, emotions, credit, authority viewpoint, superstitions, prejudices or credos. People are accustomed to obey and not to think. It is very advantageous and supported by church and government, because a human becomes an ideal slave. Obedience, patience, submission, absence of individual viewpoint are features inherent to our modern society, because they were reared by the religious type of the mind.
It is important to say, that the type of mind is formed by surrounding the person live in. It is not easy to break this magic circle as it seems. Religious institutions spent many centuries and human lives in order to have such result as we have right now. We need much more time and efforts to change the situation by peaceful way.
When the positions of the church were weakened, the new type of mind was created. It was characterized by appearing of the new thinking human, who always examines all knowledge and can distinguish good and evil by itself using its own experience. It is a human who has bitten a paradise apple and become the same as gods.
‘’…for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’’ (Book of Genesis, 3:5).
‘’22. Then the LORD God said, "See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" – 23. therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. [3:24] He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life’’. (Book of Genesis, 3:22-24).
How the closeness and God’s likeness makes us sinful? The man has been drove out to till the land (to make a vain monotonous work) just because if he has a knowledge, ability to think and distinguish good and evil he can be a serious competitor for gods and reach eternal life.