The biggest fear is that should the truth about our creation ever be disclosed that it could lead to the collapse of those governments that have suppressed it for so long and the Roman Catholic church given that it is they who are responsible for the seizure, and possible destruction, of ancient manuscripts that have long been secreted away inside the Vatican complex.
One has to ask Which beginning? Are we talking about the one cited in the bible or the actual beginning that has been hidden from mankind since we achieved the ability to doubt what we were being told. If it were truly a "religion" then there would be no reason to give it a name several thousands of years after the event.
The truth is that our creators did not see themselves as being God's. They were more akin to scientists, aliens that were able to manipulate our DNA such that they acquired a bipedal hominid capable of doing all that we were summoned to do.
There were other attempts to get the mix right but, in the end, you gets what you get.
Now, at the same time, a war between alien species was taking place, wars that included atomic and plasma weapons. The unfortunate part is that millions of people died as a result long before Robert Oppenheimer announced his "new" creation to the world.
For now we're going to spin the globe around to India, to the eastern edge of the great Thar desert, where sits the ancient city of Jodhpur. According to a popular story backed up by numerous articles online, indisputable evidence of an ancient nuclear war can be found throughout the region. Some of it sounds rock solid and indisputable. This event took place 8-10,000 years ago.
It could be argued, by the skeptics, that Robert Oppenheimer used time travel to go back in time and try his weapon out there first before returning to drop another device on Hiroshima.
To summarize the most popular version of the tale: a short distance west of Jodhpur is a region where radioactivity is so great that residents have long had high rates of cancer and birth defects, and that has now been cordoned off by the government. In addition, an ancient city has been excavated that shows half a million people were killed by an atomic blast the size of the Hiroshima bomb. Archaeologist Francis Taylor is quoted as having said:
It's so mind-boggling to imagine that some civilization had nuclear technology before we did. The radioactive ash adds credibility to the ancient Indian records that describe atomic warfare.
A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe... An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor... It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race.
The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.
After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river.
This quote is discussed by an Indian historian, Kisari Mohan Ganguli, who says:
Indian sacred writings are full of such descriptions, which sound like an atomic blast as experienced in Hiroshima and Nagasaki... The passage tells of combat where explosions of final weapons decimate entire armies, causing crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees.