Why? Because it works. Pomp, circumstance, and spiritual pipe-dreams hypnotize the masses, and "Old Wine in New Bottles" is a time-tested racket.
Even on a purely theological level, the "deeper" teachings of Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all imported Platonism, Neoplatonism, and Aristotelian philosophy to bolster whatever specialized terminology and symbolism specific to each religion.
You might find this suggestive: http://philologos.org/__eb-ttb/default.htm
The author had his own agenda but presents useful and verifiable information in the process.
Frazer remains essential background reading also: http://www.bartleby.com/196/
Live and Let Die.
"If I have to choose between defending the wolf or the dog, I choose the wolf, especially when he is bleeding." -- Jaques Verges
"I may have my faults, but being wrong ain't one of them." -- Jimmy Hoffa
"As for wars, well, there's only been 268 years out of the last 3421 in which there were no wars. So war, too, is in the normal course of events." -- Will Durant.
"Satanism is the worship of life, not a hypocritical, whitewashed vision of life, but life as it really is." -- Anton Szandor LaVey
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