In a way, Socrates thought that all writing was corrupting the mind. Open discussion and discourse kept the mind agile and prevented words from accumulating too much power over people.
So, in answer to your question; writing down thoughts and stories about absolute power (God) created absolute power over their thoughts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The old saying, "You can't believe everything you read" should be "Don't believe IN anything you read." Everyone knows that if something is written down, it is corrupted by the person writing it. That's why they try to tell us that the Bible is written (or magically inspired) by a god. Unless you happen to know one that you can ask, you will never get the whole story, and none of the publishers have to pay royalties to gods, only persons.