I am sure that these religions were [all of them] begin as actually cults. That were used as a means of oppressing the people of those times. all were based in fear anyway! And all was used often as a justification for killing folks, etc. A method of control they were! Even today they are still based in fear of the unknown! Christians included this judgment day, and heaven & hell stuff. They even created a evil doer, a devil persay, etc. Don't follow the christain rules and you'll be damned in Hell! Where ever that fabled place is! So I find that all religions are nothing but cult like as in their origins, etc. Btw, which came first death or religion?