Worshiping false gods is a great sin, in many religions. Catholics persecuted and killed those who did not follow their faith, during the Inquisition, and ISIS kills those who don’t follow their faith–today. As a Gnostic Agnostic, I know that I don’t know and disavow any faith that forces faith upon others.
Gnostic means knowing; which, can be see as deriving from the Tree of Knowledge and the original sin. My mind sorts out percentages and hyperbole may make me sound certain of things at times, but I’m much less than certain about most things. After seeing the difficulty in marketing my novel, I began writing a more marketable prequel. Measuring the odds, forced me to change my plans. That’s life.