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Submitted by Akt (India), Aug 3, 2020 at 12:49

Any culture follow a cyclical path .....Its ascents, reaches its zenith followed by its decline reaching to its bottom.....The Western civilsation is no exception to it..... Most probably it has reached its Zenith..... There is no doubt science and technology played an important role in it.....But,linkinking it with its Judeo-christian values is totally wrong as we all know Abrahamic religions (Judeochristian is part of it) are faith based and dogmatic inn nature, which are detrimental to Science and Math..Now question arises why Islam being a part of this Abrahamic traditions failed in this mmiserably. while judeochristian traditions excelled in it ....The only one factor that emerges prominantly is that ,the Juudeochristian values didnt kill the spirit of free inquiry & imagination ( that contributed sufficiently to the progress of math and science in the western world ) while Islam got stuck to its blind faith and rotten belief sysytem & failed miserablly in this endeavor..Whatever little contribution of islamic world is seen in the field of science & math ,it's not their original ideas.They all resulted from. the borrowed ideas of conquered civilsations like Mesopotamia, Persia ,Greece ,& India etc..... .Thus though Arabs (for that matter the whole Islamic world) bacame prospprosperous following booty of their medieval conquest & discovery of petroleum( aound 1935) ,it doesn't stand anywhere near Judeochristian states.....Despite their prosperity, these Abrahamic faiths (Judeochristian & Islam ) have utterly failed in bringing the world peace....... So,this whole concept of judeochristian values responsible for the materialist richness of western world is again erroneous as the real cause of their prosperity was not just the scienve and technology , but far more important is the discovery of new world ,colonialism and plunderring of the Asiatic civilsations .........I know Westerners who falsely believe in supermacy of Judeochristian ideas won't agree with this but this is the bitter truth

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