There are too many unexplained objects that suggest that civilization was more sophisticated for a much longer time.
The Goddess Cults existed way before Christianity and our Christian Holidays were copied after pagan seasonal and fertility celebrations.
This is a Christian site against that notion.
And a site that explains the pagan origins of Christian holidays.
Was the Christed figure was the latest Solar Diety?
Jesus and Parallel "Crucified Saviors"
If anything I find this reassuring that there is a timeless message of death and rebirth and the possibility of rising to become a Higher Man. Was the Christ Story a metaphor for this process?
Many suggest that the teachings of Jesus came from the Mystery Schools.
And the Ten Commandments were based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Jesus seems to be the one of many religious reformers at the time with his brother James taking over after his death. This connection seems to be erased, along with the possibility of Jesus being married, because it there would have been a claim to the ruling of the Church by family.
However, the Roman Church State wiped out the Jewish community moving the Christian Cult to Rome.
Putting Peter in charge as the first Pope.
Peter had a problem with Mary Magdalene.
Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things. He questioned them about the Saviour: "Did He really speak with a woman without our knowledge (and) not openly? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?"
And women in general. I question any "Word of God" that does not allow the power of the Divine Feminine.
The Church began to reflect the teachings Paul who I wonder was actually an agent of the Roman Church State and contradicted much of Jesus's teachings.
Constantine unified his Roman Empire in 325AD with the Council of Nicea which eliminated the Gnostics.
This is a site that totally disagrees with that.
However, what Nicea did was remove the possibility of a direct connection with God and making it only through the Church and denying that Jesus was a man who found God which denied the possibility of anyone to experience the Divine.
When Jesus is quoted as saying:
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Timeless truth, I tell you: 'whoever believes in me, those works which I have done he will also do, and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to the presence of my Father.' “
So, in my humble opinion, The Power Base (who ever that is) denied the Divine Feminine and a private connection with the Divine and ruled/controlled by fear and false teachings.