So christianity held Humanity back also...
Thats common mistake. Church was then like todays (kind of) peer review. So we can say that todays academics held science too.
Truth is that chatolic church was against some ideas. But you forget one thing. Protestantism is also Christhianity. When Galileo s idea was surpressed in todays Italy in Holland invited him to become a university proffesor.
We can also argue did/is army hold back progress.
Humanity needs to be ready for some idea. It has nothing with spirituality.
I can mentioned examples where idea first proposed didnt found fertile ground but later, same idea become well accepted.
Time of idea is crucial. Humans are something like hive mind.
Edited by the L, 04 March 2013 - 05:11 AM.