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Taught by whom? If you meant "by some god", then of course not. There is nothing supernatural about humanity. Man advanced, and necessarily so, because of his fellow men; not due to the whim of some puny god. Everything of mankind, either virtue or vice, is the necessary consequence of human actions.
The idea that whatever grand in mankind is given from god, and everything flawed is the product of man no longer holds water to the sensible and reasonable men. Man is learning to rely upon himself. Man has learned that if abuses are destroyed, man must destroy them. If slaves are freed, man must free them. If ignorance ought to be eradicated, man must educate his fellow men; if new truths are discovered, man must discover them. If the naked are clothed; if the hungry are fed; if justice is done; if superstition is driven from the mind; if the defenseless are protected and if the truth finally triumphs, all must be the work of man. The grand victories of the future must be won by man, and by man alone.
I think originally you have to force people to become ignorant of issues and facts, North Korea is a good example. There the ruling family are considered 'Gods" and are forced to accept this. As generations go along it is easier for the younger ones to accept this. This is much the way christianity has risen to the level it has, by original forced acceptance followed by the children being taught and accepting the faulted reasoning of the parents and other adults, because that is all they know.
Matthew 7:6-7 "Don't give holy things to depraved men. Don't give pearls to swine. They will trample the pearls and turn and attack you. Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who knocks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open." (LivingBible. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4. "Satan, who is the God of this evil world, has made him blind, unable to see the glorious light if the Gospel that is shinning upon him, or to understand the amazing message we preach, about the glory of Christ." (Living Bible). In Isa. 40:22. "There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth,". In ancient times the general option was that the earth was flat. It was not until over 200 years after this text had been written that a school of Greek philosophers reasoned that the earth likely was spherical, and in about another 300 years a Greek astronomer Calculated the approximate radius of the earth. But the idea of a spherical earth was not the general view even then. Only in the 20 century has it been possible for humans to travel by airplane, and later into outer space and even to the moon, and giving them a clear view of "the circle" of earth horizon. Despite what option others have, they are entitled to their option! The Bible itself says it is from God, mankind's Creator. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 " All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work."(NWT). The Devil is Scamming the whole world, and makes it very difficult for people to make their way!