The major religions of today began when written communication was rudimentary and well before modern science evolved. It was a period of ignorance and superstition:
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KNOWLEDGE: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education.
SCIENCE: knowledge about the natural world that is based on facts learned through experiments and observation.
UNDERSTANDING: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.
IGNORANCE: lack of knowledge or information.
SUPERSTITION: a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.
QUACKERY: dishonest practices and claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine.
RELIGION: many definitions, but usually includes belief in spiritual beings/the supernatural/a God.