Just out of curiosity (and to start a thread on a fresh topic), what ancient
experience do you think led to the Jehovah character?
I remember reading something about how ancient Egyptians never mention
anything in their record-keeping about slaves or plagues. But there was a
group of nomads-turned-mercernaries called the "Habiru." I like the theory
that this diverse group of people stood up to the Egyptian theocracy, and
the tale of their revolt grew out of proportion and became the tale of the
Hebrews leaving Egypt.
There are also a lot of parallels between the myth of Jesus and the myth of
Horus. Both begotten by a virgin, both the sole son of God/Osiris, both
shepherds, both persecuted, both walked on water, resisted temptation,
restored sight to the blind, and raised a dead man from the grave. Both
crucified and resurrected.
All atheists think that there is no "higher power". I fall under this broad
category of "atheist". If you look closer, one difference between me and
some other atheists is that I think the Jehovah character is actually based
on something those ancient, primitive humans experienced. Some other
atheists instantly dismiss any possibility of that. But we all are in that
generalized group that doesn't believe in any gods, and just because of
that, there are a lot of ideas and attitudes we all share, and some of them
are probably much more far-reaching than we realize.