by Marion Schneider:
If people never
move but stay in a region they are connected to the
landscape and develop their own gods - that was in ancient times.
those, who did not
move later on found it very hard to say goodbye to their gods,
ones, and to accept this overall one god. Those, who were not
so connected to
the landscape found it rather relieving not to have regional gods.
This is one
reason why the ones who did not move do not accept the religion
of the authority easily - but if they are threatened to death
and killed they will shut up - and still live their own lives.
Without their old gods, if this will kill them to love them, but
maybe by loving the thunder and lightnings or certain trees -
and putting a lot of love in symbols and material things as
their ideology was stolen from them.