Religious indoctrination has a number of interesting effects on people, one of which is to prepare them for the coming of a “savior” or “messiah” who, ironically, never seems to arrive. The indoctrination often keeps people in some state of anticipation and hope that must be defended in the face of all evidence, and reality, to the contrary.
Further, the supposed savior, in Christianity, is assumed to be a carbon copy of one “Jesus Christ”, himself a mythical figure, based on the life of a man named Jmmanuel, who was foretold in Isaiah 7:14 and mentioned once in Matthew 1:23. The popular image of the “Jesus Christ” figure is, incongruously, usually portrayed as a nice, blonde-haired, blue-eyed white man, perhaps more likely to hail from Kansas than the Middle East. [...]