5000 years before Christ, in Mesopotamia, man tried to bribe nature and created a cult by deifying the Spring Equinox. This cult was called Easter, goddess of fertility. Its worship glorify rebirth and fecundation. In AD 325, Easter was ignobly "married" to the cult and the fallacy of Christ being killed on Good Friday became prevalent.
Ancient religions support a flat earth that does not move (geocentric). Opposing beliefs were discouraged by persecution and death. However, Pythagoras and Aristotle along with Copernicus and Galileo used science and empirical evidence to defunct the religious beliefs. Reluctantly, the Church conceded but the damage had already been done.