The Abrahamic religions and many of the Hindu sects were like this tree. But they were in essence born from a diseased seed. They created an insane world.
To heal the world of its madness you throw out all messiahs and find meaning beyond the pale. You cut down the tree and you plant a new seed.
There is a man in Ancient Greece called Parmenides and something in his spirit stirs in the writing of these words. That is no idle turn of phrase. But a living truth.