In evaluating our medieval religion, we must separate the term “religion” into the strategy, the philosophy, the mythology, the administration, and the rule.
And then we must compare it to the alternatives developed in the ancient world, and our traditional religions prior to their destruction by the ancient world.
The christian religion was a source of ignorance by providing a false high context narrative that impeded the advancement of knowledge, and imposing the ability to rule by deceit.
The church was a source of (weak) administration.
The church’s philosophy was adequate for uniting european tribes. But it was not in any way a replacement for greco-roman civilization, or the megalithic-pagan civilization that both so diligently exterminated.
The church was not in fact all that hostile to science.
The state was an advocate, and investor in technology.
The state and the people were more dependent upon law and technology than religion and the church.
The church created an informational monopoly then as the academy/media/state monopoly now, tended to produce all the narratives – almost all of which are false histories.
The restoration of our ancient civilization provided the restoration of our technological knowledge (low context high precision), but what we struggle with today, is providing the narrative (high context low precision) by which we identify and seize opportunities.
Demonstrably, our ancient religion (super-normalism), philosophy (stoicism and epicureanism), epistemology (science, reason, naturalism), cooperation(natural, common, law of torts), and virtues (heroism, truth, goodness and beauty), were superior to the medieval church’s.
The church provided government for the underclasses just as the warrior aristocracy provided a government for the aristocratic classes. It was this combination that served our people such that both the warrior aristocracy, the practicality of commercial government, and the rule of the underclasses could for ‘specializations’ in a ‘market for rule’.
Demonstrably, they are superior to all other cultural portfolios, in one dimension or the other.
Unfortunately, our technology needs a narrative. And the one provided by the cosmopolitans is … to put it bluntly… “Evil”.