Here's the really fun part.
Once upon a time there was a culture that was the technological wonder of the world. They invented many things including modern mathematics and many other wonders.
Then their theology started exerting more and more control until free thinking and invention was not only subservient to religion but in many cases was banned.
The religion, fundamentalist Islam, and the civilization, Arab.
And now our own brand of Christian fundamentalism is forcing us down that same road. Give it a couple of generations and we will be ohhh and ahhhing at the magic of magnetism, or electricity.
Fundamentalist Islam destroyed the Arab civilization and fundamentalist Christians will do so for us.