Jer 2:11-12. Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols. Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD.
It should come as no surprise that nations would change their gods. In fact Scripture makes it very clear in the New Testament letters also. Turning against the living God in exchange for this and that is an old pattern (apostasy).Believing to know better than God and seeking a glory of its own making can happen on mass. Modern Religion is very active in the modern world. The belief that humans are the ultimate authority and they can do as they please is as old as the hills and more of the same. Scripture urges us not to be fooled by it for very good reason,always, always.