About the origins of religion
Humans became the dominant animal species because they can cooperate on a large scale in a flexible way. The flexibility comes from culture. Cultures define how people cooperate and cultures can change. To make large scale cooperation possible humans have imagined things like laws, money, property, corporations and nation states. These things only exist in the minds of humans. Gods are figments of human imagination too. Science may have enabled humans to make their fantasies become reality. Humans may have turned into gods themselves when they became immortal and created virtual reality universes for their own entertainment. We may be living in one of those universes.
Who was Mary Magdalene?
Who was the Bride of Christ? And why did Jesus appear to have a loving an intimate relationship with God? There might be an answer to these questions. Mary Magdalene could have been an avatar of God. Jesus may have thought that she was a reincarnation of Eve and that he was a reincarnation of Adam. Jesus hay have believed that Eve was not made out of the rib of Adam but that Adam was born as a son of Eve so that Adam and therefore Jesus were a son of God.
The identity of God
A few spectacular turns in history made the God of Abraham the dominant deity on the planet. This universe might be a virtual reality created by an advanced civilisation for the purpose of entertaining someone we call God. God might use avatars and appear as an ordinary human to us. Initially Christianity might have been about the marriage between Mary Magdalene and Jesus representing the Kingdom of God.
Mother Goddess Eve
Eve is called Mother of all the Living. The creation of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2 is at odds with Genesis 1. It is also peculiar that the woman was made from a rib of the man. Adam calling Eve mother of all the living before they had any children also suggests tampering. And it is hard to believe that Eve and Adam were the only people as their children married. There is a possible explanation. Eve may have been a Mother Goddess before the creation story was redacted.
Born of God
The Gospel Of John states that Christians are born of God the Father. It might indicate that the gender of God has been altered in the texts. The question then arises as to why the early Christian leaders could have done this? The idea that Eve took Her son Adam as Her husband is problematic. Paul and the other disciples may have faced a difficult issue. The solution they may have worked out defines Christianity as it is today.
Sarah, mother of the Jews
According to the Torah Judaism started off with Sarah and Abraham. God wanted Sarah to become the Mother of the Jews. She became pregnant at the age of 90. Jewish tradition holds that Jewishness is inherited via the matriarchal family line. And so Jews are children of Sarah. The will of God coincided with the wishes of Sarah several times. Sarah may have been an avatar of God.
Khadijah, mother of the believers
At the age of twenty-five Muhammad married his employer, the forty year old widow Khadijah. Her moral support made Muhammad believe in his mission and her financial support for the early Muslim community was indispensable for the survival of Islam. Apart from a wife she also was like a mother to Muhammad. Khadijah may have been an avatar of God.