It had nothing to do with any level of comprehension! After all,
it's been known for so damn long that Mars and Venus were planets (of the visible five)
that no one knows who discovered them. It was and still is suppression
on a literally global scale! Look at the migratory plains tribes of
pre-U.S.A. that dragged their stuff around with nothing better than
a pair of sticks at best compared to their "enlightened" european counterparts:
EVEN THEY KNEW EVERYTHING GOES ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND!!
Like I said, it had absolutely nothing to do
with comprehension. Just reasoning.
"It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages,
and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and
substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith.
It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the
human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy,
heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism."~ H. L. Mencken
I agree with you, ProfessorWhat. The so called 'uncivilized' tribes (which I have always considered highly offensive lable) had far advanced scientific knowledge. I was talking about the bible's audience whose leaders wanted to keep them in the darkness of ignorance and fear (as they still do today). Religion suppressed and or destroyed the vast knowledge of the natives in order to hide the fact that their knowledge was inferior to the 'savages'.
I've all my life shared the beliefs of the native peoples in Australia and America along with their true knowledge of the reality around us. And for that I have been osticised and laughed at as being ignorant and a believer in 'fairy tales'. The West is far from 'moral'.