04/04/2018 (Wed) 20:17:01
>>15594>forbidding ordinary people to write
They did? When and with what law?>burning all those scientists and philosophers
Wow, there must have been a lot. Care to list them?
It's very fashionable to blame Christianity for stunting scientific progress but the truth is antiquity itself is to blame. By the time Jesus' birth almost none new scientific well it's anachronistic to use this word but anyway
thought emerged, they ran out of steam so to speak. They only made compilations and commentaries, nothing original. Scholasticism was the one what rebooted science and then - after those damned Crusades made it possible to reintroduce the thoughts of the ancient philosophers - the renaissance built upon that new system, both deep from the soul of Christianity.
But my comment was about how Christianity helped to preserve national identity via education. For example it is true that in the 19th century the Orthodox church in Serbia pushed Russian agenda and language and kinda restrained the preservation of the native tongue but in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (and previously in the Austrian Empire and in the Kingdom of Hungary) the Orthodox church could teach in that language freely helping new generations of Serbian children learn and practice their mother tongue correctly. The case was similar with the Vlah and Moldavian - later Romanian - language.>papist scum didn't want to help us much against T*rks
Hah, that's a common misconception we say exactly the same about the Habsburgs and the HRE in general, also France. It's not entirely wrong as everyone has their own problems and those are always more immediate then others'. But it's not exactly make it true. There are wishes and realities and those aren't always coincide.