Now I know that there's a flaw in my analogy here, but my point is: Doesn't the very nature of cementing ideas in history and treating them as constant truths, prohibit the evolutionary process of culture and intelligent ideals? Christians (and other religions) regard the historicity of their written word as representing the evidence of timeless wisdom. Yet what we know of the evolutionary process is that nothing can be static. So, by definition, ancient, written words should be considered an historical record of a primitive culture in it's early form of development. As knowledge increases, superstition diminishes and reason takes a hold.
I believe reason is the next evolutionary stage and we are in it's infancy.
GOD! it's taking a while to catch on LMAO