It might have been Tolkien(or CS Lewis or Charles Williams) who observed that myth is a glacier out of which the rivers of truth spring.
I refuse to be divided from any other human of good will over something as superfluous as religious doctrines, and your comments eloquently reaffirm that view. The really frightening people are those who will manipulate to have power or will even destroy others to promulgate their religions.
Someone in one of the recent threads wondered about a god who would destroy the world through flood or cities through fire(Sodom). If these were not natural phenomena with an ancient commentator attributing them to "god", then surely only the prince of this planet, the librarian, could unleash such "justice"(vengence, retribution).
Yet, the more I think about these things, the less I know. The dying autumn days beckon, ominous clouds from the Canadian prairies gather over the peaks...perhaps in surrendering myself to these immediate events I will hear in their special magnificence some tiny insight to greater things.