Religion is a creation of man to help them cope. People have a hard time existing without some kind of belief system. And people get extremely upset when their belief system is questioned... even if there is no rational logic behind their beliefs... that is just how it is. The average person never takes into account simple things like the fact there was no printing press, records were kept in secret, and the difference in translation between languages. Use today as an example... tell something to a friend and by the time it gets to the 4th or 5th friend the story has changed significantly. I watched a show on eye witnesses... a person streaked across a classroom. Then the professor asked the class to describe the person and what they were wearing. The facts were so skewed that they basically couldn't do it... and they had seen him with their own eyes! And this was just moments before!