Most people (like anywhere) were superstitious, irrational, conservative, opinionated, fun, jocular, idiosyncratic, irreverent, horny. Y'know? People.
And this is religion to me, it is just people doing waht people do. They don't understand thigns they make a kind of metaphor about it, a god about it, a moral about it. It has been what we've been doing for millions of years. I think people think of religion as Christianity and Islam and all that, but remember before then we had Pagans and whatever else. We will still hold to that belief no matter what. Now a days we have the religion of the parent where the parent tells you hat is right and wrong and the state does as well a little bit. Its not really much difference to what the church was doing back in the medieval times.