Originally Posted by Auzer
And West got ahead only AFTER the influence of Christianity/Church was decreased..When Christianity used to play the central role in the society , we were in the 'dark-ages' ...
This is wrong brother Auzer ji peacesign
You are discounting myths about Islamic civilisation by regurgitating ones that unfairly disparage Christian civilisation. The logic of this eludes me. You are decrying the biased accounts of Islamic civilisation from European scholars while simultaneously using the very same out-dated, spurious arguements that anti-Christian propagandists formulated during the Enlightenment to attack the native religion of their cultures and continent.
Modern historians now discount the "dark ages" idea as a myth. It was invented by Voltaire and Gibbon in the 1700s to slur Christianity and Christian civilisation. They were of course Enlightenment era atheists/irreligious/secularists who idolized ancient Rome. The so-called "Dark Ages" was a time of advancement and believe it or not the Christian religion was a powerful force influencing the foundation of the scientific revolution in Europe and the Renaissance which is why such a revolution took place at all, not because of the rise of secularism or atheism.
In a recent book, Rodney Stark - the world's best sociologist at the moment - demonstrates that faith in God encouraged Catholic and Protestant Christians in Europe to innovate in scientific endeavours. Not only does he go over the development of technology in the so-called "Dark Ages," and show how the "Enlightenment" picture of Copernican era science is a myth, he studies 52 key early scientists, and shows that more than 60 % were "devout," while only two were skeptics.
If you would desire references to him and other historians I will happily give them to you in a PM.
I shouldn't have to even say this because this thread is about Islamic civilisation.
Please, please don't defend Islam by attacking another religion, I' ve asked you this before. You repay harshness with kindness, love in return for hate, blessing for curse.
You often speak much truth in your posts brother Auzer but I would appreciate them a lot more if you ceased from defending your religion by running down Christianity.
There is no need.