It was the way one character talked about the story of Joseph and how it used to be part of the mythology of two of Earth's biggest religions.
That isn't what I intended at all from Sonek's line, which actually was (from page 257): "Two of the biggest religions humans ever had had the story of Joseph as part of its mythology."
Looking back, that second "had" should be "have," or maybe "got," given the manner in which Sonek speaks. How-some-ever, given that I created Captain David Gold of the U.S.S. da Vinci
, a practicing Jew married to a rabbi, I don't think I can be accused of saying Judaism is dead in the 24th century.
Anyhow, no intent to marginalize or say that humans have outgrown religion was intended by that line, and I do apologize for the lack of clarity of language that made you think so. Thanks for pointing it out...