Come on, guys. Because a civilization deems technological "progress" evil does not mean they base that on their respective religious texts. I don't have to convert to Islam to have the opinion technological "progress" is evil - it doesn't make me a Muslim!
By borrowing liberally from the legends, myths and religious traditions of pagans, Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Persians, they created one religion to rule over all its citizens.
Just like Christianity then. What's the problem?
Rush, you can't seriously claim Christianity isn't riddled with controversy, fraud, counterfeit, borrowings from pre-Christian religions, and unexplained contradicting claims!