As a Wiccan, I connect christianity with the Burning Times and the Enclosure Act, with residential schools and forced conversions of Indigenous peoples. With the Inquisition in many areas of the world, and still in force in the Vatican(though the Rat Pope is no longer with us).
And when people were forced from rural areas to urban areas by the enclosures, voila, Capitalism was born, linking perfectly with christianity.
So here are, on a devasted world, continuing to consume because we’re told we can find happiness by doing so. Our culture forces us to live at hyperspeed-don’t think, don’t feel, just live with a bunch of people called a family but you don’t even know their deepest fears and hopes. Neighbors? No idea.
We have no “religion” per se, but we do have celebrations based on both solar and lunar movements. The Wheel of the Year is linked to the seasons(we just celebrate Yule) and the Lunar celebrations are New, Full, and Waning(the Maiden, the Mother, the Crone). It’s estimated over 8 million of us were burned or otherwise killed during the 1500’s and 1600’s because we were healers and midwives. Because we celebrated the seasons. Because we had no God that would judge us because of our sins.
And empathy and compassion, along with generosity and humility, were all part of our way of life. The erosion and eventual stamping out of these qualities has been a long game of those humans in power. Once those are gone, or become crimes, it’s Game Over.