The age of reason and intelligence gives rise to the age of superstition and conspiracy.
Just like the Taliban the Born Again Christians want to recreate the Dark Ages. Religion is conservative and regressive. There is no room for progress or discussion. The medieval words from the mouths of misogynistic Arab nomadic cultures are set in stone.
Know the value of something by the fruits it bears – power battles, repression, division, hatred, wars, terrorism, burning of books, burning of heretics. Religion is power and control.