There are proponents who proclaim that society has not advanced so far because of religious prescriptions. They contend that religion impedes and retards progress in societies. They assert that without religion, society will evolve and progress to a much higher standard and level. Do YOU agree?
We wouldn't have had 1000 years of scientific repression during the Dark Ages if Christianity had never existed, so...yes.
Everyone knows that Roman civilization had one of the most advanced cultures with its aqueducts, sewage systems, architecture, and other forms of high culture via literature. However when Christianity gained preeminence with the fall of Roman civilization, it was the Great Regression which was otherwise known as the Dark Ages. There was a disrepair of Roman architecture and vital systems which were necessary to maintain a high quality of life.
People regressed, believing that the body and other forms of physicality were wrong. People furthermore become more backwards culturally. Yes, in the Middle Ages, any form of scientific inquiry was totally suspect because such was in the purview of God only and the church maintained that there were 'certain areas" which were "forbidden" to man.
Absolutely agree, the periods of greatest human progress have this "bizarre" way of coinciding with eras when religion was at it's weakest and least zealous and periods of regression absolutely coincide with periods when religion is at it's strongest and most zealous.
That is not just technologically but also morally the greatest philosophers and new ideas flourish only under a system that allows them to, periods when such people are burnt as heretics result in the greatest moral decrepitude.
I'm not sure what kind of ideology that talking about but apparently they have no clue of human history. We need only look back in time and see how barbaric we have been during the Egyptian era, the Roman tyranny,Greek period. There has been nothing but a struggle of domination since mankind first started developing a society.
The idea that mankind is not selfish, greedy, treacherous is a fantasy especially without any moral basis generated from a religious perspective.
The Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans may have been barbaric (compared to today), but they sure as hell knew how to advance the human race further technologically.
Is it your position that as long as technology is being developed any sort of horrendous behavior is acceptable?
Based on your perspective then perhaps we should reopen the instruction manual by Nazi Germany for there was a lot of technological progress during that period. Would you prefer the role of a Jewish people or German Gestapo?
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