Somewhere down the line, every time, it's because someone wrote stuff down. But as soon as you write something down, it becomes fixed there. And the words that we speak change a lot faster than the words we write down. So old written words are dangerous to take as any sort of absolute (any written words, really)
Language, as it's spoken, has a completely different social dynamic than Language as it's written. It takes things like social context and the subject's reaction, and adjusts it's nuances and emphasis accordingly. On the fly. That's a living thing.
But the longer ago a word, or an idea was written down, the less able it is to translate in a relevant way today. There are new words of power, and ideas appearing every day! Why restrict yourself to a misinterpreted set of absolutes from millennia ago? That was their paradigm. Then. Not our's.
There is apparently a New World Order about to seize all Power. But it''s not. All I see is the tired, old World Order, re-packaging itself in order to keep their greasy snouts in the new trough. If there really was a New World Order, jockeying for a piece of that Pie, this Old World Order would have eliminated it already.
The emerging Godforms are at their most powerful here, and now. To dismiss them as something for our descendants to work on, while we try to understand the Gods of the past isn't really cricket. It's lazy, because anything relevant it says, was only relevant at the time. The Power is in the words, and in the naming of things.
Dangerous stuff, language is, if we take it for granted. All sorts of things can only exist because we have words for them. Etymology of a innocuous sounding word can reveal a heritage of power lying behind it. The names of Gods crop up in place names all the time. Just look at the variations of Bel, Bael, Baal, Bul, in English place names. And that's just one old God. Pan is another one that lends itself well to language. All the words with Pan in are generally his. Panorama, Panic, Panopticon, Pan American, Panacea, Pandemic, Pandemonium, Pan gets about more than you might think. Wandering off topic now. Which was . . . . . ? Oh, moving from Christianity to Wicca.
[/size] Sorry folks, I never been either. So. I'm. In. The. Wrong. Thread. It. Seems.