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Jewish eschatology may have been born of a Babylonian environmental overshot, or several ancient overshots in the "fertile crescent". And yeah, Babylonian liberals with middle class humanitarian sensibilities were sitting ducks of that "apocalyptic" selection event:

The world's Holy Books - the Old and New Testaments, the Ko­ran, religious literature from the Middle Ages to this day - echo this voice of rebellion, combining contempt for the corrupt urban life, sus­picion of the merchant, and often, intense misogyny.
by das monde on Sun Sep 10th, 2017 at 04:13:44 AM EST
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