I am officially coining a new term: The Glow In The Dark Age
Many religious people pine for the 'good old days'. To them, history and learning stopped around 100AD, when the buybull authors quit making up more fairy tales (unless the later editors added some, too).
Back at the time, the Roman Empire was busy destroying any surrounding civilization it could, to loot gold to fund their own collapsing mess of militarized ignorance and bureaucracy, which later turned into a theocratic dictatorship, the Holy Roman Empire, before that disintegrated as a political power, and became better known as 'The Church'.
And a period, known as the 'Dark Age' ensued.
Fast forward a few centuries, and we have the United States of America. Outsourcing everything. Bombing other nations to keep oil flowing to its self. And we have religious idiots who want to make America into a Holy States of America.
Of course, when they try to spread their 'Christian Enlightenment', it can't be helped that this will be backed by nuclear arsenals, and defended against with other nuclear arsenals.
And thereafter, we will have the 'Glow In The Dark Age'.