Secrets of the Ancient Empires - The First Beliefs (History Documentary)
Many anthropologists report that in some ancient cultures gods were involved in every aspect of life - if a cow goes dry, a god has caused this, and must be pleased, when the sun rises in the morning, a god has caused this, and must be thanked. Even in modern Western cultures, many people see supernatural forces behind every event.
Religions each have identifiable and exclusive sets of beliefs or creeds, an example, the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church, both consider themselves to be the true heir to the Early Christian beliefs and practices.
Surveys of religious believers have often found that the official doctrine and descriptions of the beliefs offered by religious authorities do not always agree with the privately held beliefs of those who identify as members of a particular religion.