I think they are like a map, garmon or GPS, we continue to not find our way so stories, avatars or technology are created to provide us the path, to find our way back within.
Pick one, or get out a machete clear the mangroves and find your own path back home.
I don't think so.
I grew up in a Dutch Reformed church in South Africa.
My family were not very religious.
My dad and mom never went to church.
We did not have Bible study at home, and never prayed.
Oh, I forgot.
My dad taught us to pray for our food.
"Thank you Lord, for our food, and that we can eat, and we will not forget you. Amen."
Does this mean that I will think this is the true religion?
What about the fact that when I were finished with school, I heard our preachers teaching how God will help the South African Apartheid government to be victorious over the Communist onslaught in Angola and Namibia (That time South West Africa).
All the White Afrikaner boys aged 18 up was conscripted to the military, and had to do 2 years of military service, and thereafter 3 months per year military camps.
I started to hate "Christianity".
When I finished that 2 years, (stationed in SWA on the Border) and I saw a lot of ugly things, I was even more disgusted when the government changed their politics to Liberal views when the "Communist and ANC" was not our enemy anymore, but those same preachers who asked God to destroy Communism in South Africa, was now leading prayers in Church asking forgiveness for the sins of Apartheid, and made the old "Enemy", my "close neighbor"!
I now had to change my existence as the fighter against Communism, to that of the "Good Samaritan!"
They sent me to war against an enemy.
They then tell me it was a sin I committed!
That was the final straw for me.
Never went to church again!
So, why did I become a "fundamentalist Christian"?
Even if I discovered the hypocrisy of Christianity?
Simple, I went and I read the Book of Mormon, the Jehovah witnesses' Watch tower and all their publications, the Gita, the Quran, and Hadith's, learned everything about Catholicism, African Ancestral worship, etc. Oh and to top it off, I studied as much of science as possible to see if I could get evidence that God does not exist to find out if Atheism was a possibility.
Well, I eventually found the Bible to be very reliable and true.
Does it mean that I say all other religions are wrong?
I say only this.
I trust the Bible alone, and that is why I am a Christian.