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As Christian theology took a new turn in Western Europe’s financial rise, so did anthropology. It is much easier to maintain a vertical power structure and a comfortable economic status quo when God is seen less as Father (in any generous Gospel sense) and more as a dispassionate Judge or Architect. A quite-content-thank-you-very-much ruling-class élite is far better served by a doctrine of a purely eschatalogical reward, not a noetic transcendence, and so the Bible was misunderstood and the Fathers all but forgotten, even monasticism supplanted by scholasticism. For intellectuals who are “all cerebrum” make for a considerably more reliable middle class to buffer the upper from the lower class (though arguably not vice-versa) than monks who are “all naval.” And then we went even further by exalting philosophy, then the natural sciences, eventually announcing to the common man that he was indeed just splendidly arranged inanimate particles, rendering his deeds meaningless, matriarchy superior to patriarchy, and death the only honest course of action. And thus did the leisurely cabal construct the ultimate empire mind-set. Interestingly, this was the view the leading sorcerers held all along, but not because they for one instant entertained Newtonism or Darwinism or any of the so-called “scientific theories” they were pleased to feed a by-design spiritually and then intellectually starved populace, whose dignity they regard as you might regard the livestock that is your deli meat.

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