May 26, 2020, 11:58 AM
Yes, I agree with holland – in part. Even if he more of a fiction writer than a historian.
Quoting myself: lol
“Christianity provided a system of status and virtue for those without means, which in turn created a market for affection (by women) that could create demand for those ethics from men. But it came at a high cost that persisted the dark ages: it was counter to our traditional aristocratic military and legal traditions, religions, and the reverse of our understanding of our relation to the world and our gods. And so, while the new decidedly feminine virtues were added, the entire semitic system of thought conflicted with european thought. It was the competition between aristocracy, the law, and the faith that defined our civlization in bronze, iron, mediterranean, dark, continental, and colonial ages. The reintroduction of aristotle re-harmonized our thinking, and all that remains is completing the restoration of our ancestral aristocratic thought, while maintaining our christian values by restating christianity in the language of our civlization: our law, our science, our philosophy, and a purely scientific and rational faith in ourselves as gods in the making.”