Registered On: September 7, 2015
Why was the Christian world so miserable then? Medieval times involved disease, war and misery. It was heavily Christian. Since the enlightenment and the advent of technological gains through secular means we have improved massively. Religion has had to adapt to fit a secular world, not the other way round. The enablement of a better society has been because of secular led improvements, which religion deserves no credit for*.
*Some of the drivers saw themselves as religious, others not. This isn’t to say the religious can’t be moral or derive moral decisions which they see as compatible with their faith (many of the more secular minded religious see that as their faith based morality). However, secularism is open to everyone and the benefits it brings comes from its greater liberalism and openness, which can be professed by the non-religious.