The rock persons make perfect philosophers or religion leaders, because they, while sitting still rock-like, like zen monks sitting in lotus position, musing.
The rock persons don’t flare up like fire, fly or flirts like wind, or float or flow like water; they are firm like sedentary rocks, while building and organizing thoughts and beliefs like marble temples.
Ancient civilization was power-based. Where does the power come from? Mathematics, logic, and organized passion and creative inspiration.
Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle,……Alexander the Great. The case can be made that the power came from those philosophers’ stones. The rocks. Mind over matter. Amen. But matter also matters. Because passionate mind wins the first round. Wind makes it go public on the second round. Water makes it flow, watering the Roman Catholics, the third round.
The public needs to make the Christian doctrine of salvation stick by rationalizing their teachings based on their holy mission. The holy scripture, the Bible. Anything written goes. The birth of Rock logic ―― justifying Biblical Truth ―― the divine principle of certainty is against the scientific cogency adopted by debaters: probably (more than eighty percent), plausibly(more than fifty percent), possibly (more than 10-20 percent, possibly) Biblical truth: 100% of newly-borns are originally sinners). The rock persons are not allowed to compromise on their dogmatic principle but are able to punish doubters, who deviate or fifer from debate ―― the bed-rock rules of ethics. Socrates, Hitler, Jesus, Sadam Hussein, all started as red-hot rebels in the eyes of the rules. The rock persons doubt doubters. Why? Because the rulers have a morbid fear that they might incessant doubt triggers a sudden volcanic action.