Hi there all,
I have just finished a novel with the above title. It was very interesting. Alot of it was based on real archeological finds in Turkey but i'm not sure about the rest. But it got me thinking about faith etc.
It is about an actual site called Gobekli Tepe in Turkey (you can google it) in which was found megaliths (a bit like Stone Henge in England) and the dating was from about 10,000 years old.
The secret in the book is that invaders came from the North and took over the people living in Turkey (maybe the Watchers in the bible) and make them workers and the books premise is that this Gobekli Tepe was the garden of Eden. The fall was basically when men had to start cultivating the land whereas before they were hunter gathers and lived in relative peace and leisure.
And then human sacrifice started because basically clever people are usually the leaders and are blood thirsty.
The strange thing about the site is that it was buried deliberately. The books premise is that it hid this dark secret, that the genes of these cruel Northerners were mixed with Homo sapiens! So according to this book religion is a myth that stayed in humans minds about a time when there were cruel lords over them.
Now this got me thinking, what if this book were true, that religion is man made, would i still have faith in an omnipotent God. I have basically shunned the religions of man anyway, so this question is relevant. If there were no sacred books what would our faith be based on?