Comment: If you were to reread the paragraph, you would realize...

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If you were to reread the paragraph, you would realize...

that my intention was to show that modern religions and the traditions associated are a hodge-podge of different influences and no longer exist in their original forms. The historical correlation among any of the changes made is irrelevant. It is only important to the point that changes have been made.

You have only provided a more thorough discourse that proves my point. Hell, even a person that is informed as you seem to be on this subject isn't quite sure how much it was changed and who all made the changes. Maybe the manipulation has been even worse than I first thought.