Beeskee wrote:Also, if the religious books are written by the gods, how can branches such as Scorism exist?
Well, you realise that before the age of Rationality, before the Enlightenment, every single religious book, in almost all religions, was "written" by the God/s ?. And by that I mean that everyone absolutely believed that was a fact* and mere commonplace occurrence that could be measured meant nothing to this "fact".
You are to consider how very many schisms and branches of , to pick one only, Christianity have existed. A mere hundred years after the Carpenter died, the church big-wigs got together and had a furious debate which ended in three whole cities being destroyed and their people killed or enslaved, because they were "heretics". And yet if you had asked either branch, their version of the book was "written by god". And they would have believed that just as firmly as the people in Erfworld believe their books "Pop straight from the Book-Press of the Titans".
* Well, I suppose not everyone really believed it, but they either said they did or they burnt or were impaled, so it amounted to the same thing in the end, give or take some various brutal executions and tortures. Though Godly tortures and executions, of course, extremely sanctified and pure ones.