The goat herders believed in witchcraft and thought the earth was flat. People who were afraid to be alone at night and sought cover in a cave because they slept in the dark were mortified by the environment. There was no light except that which came from oil or continuing flames. There was no transporation faster than walking....especially for more than one traveler. Religion is major bullshit based upon basic primordial instinct. Folks......get your shit together.