Christianity ruined Europe.
People like EMJ deride Europeans as running after pigs before Christianity, but was what Rome and Greece if not glorious? And the highlight of European Christian Civilization came with the advent of the renaissance - the bringing back of Roman and Greek values and thinking. Then a short fizzle and boom with Nazism.
"Conservatism is finished, and its remaining adherents are, whether they know it or not, merely ghosts wandering, mazed, in the daylight."