Do we know who authored any of the religious or ideological myths we’re familiar with? Anyone, regardless of their ability to think clearly, can be indoctrinated into a belief system. People who grow up and live immersed in societal belief systems are surely more susceptible to falling in with other belief systems if their present ones aren’t paying off.
All people are malleable so it’s no mystery why so many lean on what supports them emotionally… but who is doing the shaping and why? Those who sculpt the minds are, in a very real sense, the authors of destiny.
I think it’s in our own best interest to know who they are and understand them