Kevin MacDonald often mentions that Europeans developed away from a clan based system (“pagan”) to a universalist, moral tribe (“Christian”) – but this seems to have happened pre-Christianity. Likely, due to the harsh winters which selected Europeans in a very different way than the peoples of the middle east were selected.
There’s some pop anthropology idea about “Desert religions vs. Forest religions” that says something similar.
Fact is, modern man, you were so clever — you saw what the lord of the manse had, and you desired it, like Cain viewing Abel naked in the shower, resplendent in a natural glory you are in your Gollum-like ugliness not given, resplendent in a natural intelligence that in your Goliath-like stolidity you are not given — cheated! — like Esau viewing Jacob the future inheritor, like a dark-haired girl looking longingly on a blonde until longing turns to hate. You saw what those gifted by nature had and you determined you’d take it. You gathered all you knew and said, now we rule — and you did. You overthrew the Lord of the Manse, you…
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