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The Bible is the Foundation of Western Civilization

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Without the Bible we would still be in the Dark Ages, in a backward society and would not have reached to the pinnacle that humanity has been able to reach. Ancient Civilizations and most non-western civilized countries were/are poor and backward. Why? Because they are the natural result of what it is like when the Bible is not at the center of humanity. If we do not return to the Bible then Western Civilization will end in another Dark Age.
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I would argue Roman Imperialism is the foundation. However, given that someone else stepped in, I'll look forward to seeing what he proposes.
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My argument is that it is the main one (even the only one).
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While the Bible may have been used by the Catholic church it was closed to the common man. Also, though the Catholic Church based many of their beliefs on the Bible, they also carried with them a lot of Greek philosophical thought of Plato and Aristotle.
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Which sentence is the resolution? AKA testable hypothesis.
I don’t object to the Bible being one of the foundations, however I would debate against it being the main one.
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If were are defining the Dark Ages as 5th-10th century AD then we ought to note that the first complete bibles were distributed in the 4th century and the Bible was very much at the center of Western and Christian thought and faith in those centuries, more so than at any other point in history. Since Biblical centrality is strongly correlated to past centuries thought of as "Dark Ages," it seems reasonable to assume that a return to the Bible would more likely dim history than illuminate.
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