I found an intersting parallel with Christian history.
The early Church Fathers understood things as they were meant to be, for example the simple truths within the Eucharist and the many other Traditions carried throughout the Church.
They also knew the greek and latin languages.
As the Fathers died off so did the knowledge of the Greek language.
The Church at this point understood the new writtings in Latin but could not read or understand the Greek.
Going back farther this happened to the Jews as well, stories of Kings, good ones and bad ones, you know the story, and then one king comes along and sends out his loyal soldiers to collect information and they bring back a dusty old book, the king dust it of and finds out why they are truly being attacked by other jews, throughout generations there own story was lost, the book that his soldier brings back is the Pentateuch which had been lost for centries and no memory of.
Moving forward again when the Catholic Church lost the greek language, all of the greek writtings, philosphy, wisdom, theology, science and so on was lost, forgotten about.
The Church goes through the dark ages…
We have the protestant reformation…
Today our Protestant friends have formed a new fundamental group, preaching scripture alone, forget reason, dont worry about science proving that the earth is billions of years old but to the fundamental it is literally 6,000 plus years because the bible says so.
Even creation evangelist in the fundamental arena use science when it helps their cause but refer to scripture only when science disagrees.
Could we be watching this cycle in front of our very own eyes?
Check out how the protestant or fundamental christian is building their currrent doctrine by scripture alone, and each of the many denominations is right and the one down the street has it all wrong, and we catholics just have to be the anti christ church because revelations talks about us when it refers to that church surrounded by 7 hills and rome is surrounded by 7 hills, so therefore Roman Catholics are the anti christ, even though we are on the other side of the Tibris River and not a part of Rome but are our own Vatican City.
Just like our catholic past when we lost reason, it got us in a lot of trouble, todays protestants are in the dark because they hold to scripture alone and forget about the context of the stories and have forgotten about the oral stories outside of the bible.