This is what I have come to, and I can not say for certain that this is the 100% truth for I know it is not, but from all the long nights of debating and revelations, to me, this is what I've come to as a conclusion.
Amun-Ra the well know Egyptian religion came out of the Abyssinian civilization, at the same time, Hellenism mixed with the tribal beliefs and pagan systems of the Mid E. / Europe / and N. Africa (we're looking around 2000BC - ~500BC.) all blended together, many of the archeologists refer to certain religions as 'pagan', all though this is a misdirection to obfuscate the truth, that most, if not all religions bare many similarities (out side of using it as a system for control) and in fact were spread by enlightened individuals, unto lesser individuals (elect few over the profane)
The birth of Pythagoras / Hermes / Socrates / Plato and others furthered the spiritual understanding of the enslaving beast (mans emotions) and this story was hidden within the Christian tale of the Fall of Man (That when one doubts themselves, they are doomed to failure.) And was explained in the Free masonic religion by the story of Hiram Abiff.
Those who aspire to the beast (their emotions) will lead a life of misery, for who will love you when you lust? For who will trust you when you deceive? For who will stand by your side when you kill others?
What I have gathered, was that most of the sacred sites through out the world were built as tools for illumination to those select individuals. They, who knew the secrets of the universe (plotted among the stars), knew full well what humans were capable of as long as they had faith and belief. From this, we can see such amazing structures as the Pantheon and Temple of Artemis, or the Library of Alexandria and the Pyramids of Giza... etc.
From what I gather, and going further with the fall of man, is that when man questions, it is the call to chaos, the fall. For when he questions, there is no sound foundation. When one questions their faith, their ethnicity, their beliefs, what then, are they? We are impressions of every person that we meet, therefore no idea is truly individual.
So yes, perception IS reality. People do not seem to understand this fully, but it IS the truth. That we ARE lords of this REALM and we ARE here for a lesson. To learn to understand and to break away from the enslaving system that is our human emotions. When we act out of anger, out of lust, out of 'want', we know this as 'greed'. This is destructive, this is the fall of man, this was displayed by many leaders who had it all and lusted for more. (Caesar/Hitler)
Christ, for I know that he was, was most likely from the Ancient rites, and if not that, at least another school of the ancients (for there were many - AND he was after all a carpenter, a builder of sorts.)
Most, of all of these religions were underground and performed by the Academia, the Clergy and the Governments. When those governments were exposed to them, we had, the Roman might emerge that wished to subdue and destroy the 'pagans'. Or in other words, they hi-jacked the religion.
In essence, Christ IS the only way, because living Christ like is the only way to resist temptation, or the enslaving beast that is human emotion.
This is why the division of what is right/wrong & true/false are so important. Just because something is wrong doesn't make it untrue, and just because something is right doesn't mean that it is not false. But, to understand the usage, one must realize that right/wrong are based on moral compass, and true and false are best based on subjective analysis. This is a clever and useful method to bamboozle and distract lesser individuals with corrupted minds. It has worked nearly every time, few exceptions.
It is why Romans 13 says:
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor."
Anyhow... this never comes out how I'd like it to anymore, most of the time my thoughts are just foo congested to relieve anymore... I just feel that most of America is one big Saddam and Gomorrah, enslaved to the Babylonian whore beast of ancient times... We might not have whore palaces with temptresses about, but turn on your television and they're all over the screen. From girls gone wild, down to the pundits on CNBC who smile and tempt you with their beauty to believe that everything is ok....
It's REALLY time for humanity to wake up to the big con game that has unfolded for well over 2000 years now...