The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Reformation, modern Science, modern Democracy, etc. all came out of those nations who professed Christian belief. Evidently, the "helpless victim mentality" of Christianity did not prevent these movements from florishing. Rather, Christianity seems to be the medium which produced them.
I agree with most of sentiment here (the modern university, for example, came out of Catholic scholastic practices) but I couldn't help but notice a lot of irony in your choices. Especially if you are talking about typically organized Christianity.
What was resurrected or "re-birthed" so that it was called a "re-naissance"? It was the re-discovery that non-Christian (pagan) worshippers of Greek and Roman gods actually had already understood the beginnings of science and art several centuries before Jesus. Perhaps we should ask: What interrupted that growth of science and art for at least a millenium?
See comments on Renaissance. Ask yourself, too, what steps Christians took to extinguish every new "light" the Enlightenment attempted to shine. The ideas of the Enlightenment had been attempted throughout the centuries since the beginning of Christianity and resulted in torture and death to many. Only when anti-Christian ideas could finally reach "critical mass" and atheists could finally speak out with less fear from the Church, did history dare to name it "Enlightenment." Who was in charge of the so-called "Dark Ages" and how many Christian names can you find among the stars of the "Enlightenment."
Reformation from what? Oh, from another form of Christianity that held power for the previous 12 centuries, or so.
Hmmm. The non-Christian, pagan Greeks have already been given a lot of credit here with reference to the Renaissance. But the Muslim Arabs should get at least as much credit for resurrecting the ideas of modern science unless you are perhaps crediting the Christian Crusades as one of the means of bringing Muslim science to the Christian masses. But then again, I notice that you never listed the Crusades, specifically.
I certainly hope your not blaming that on Christianity, too. Don't get me wrong here, I love the idea of democracy, but modern Democracy has about as much to do with democracy as Socrates and Plato did (two of the best-known enemies of democracy.)
Evidently, the "helpless victim mentality" of Christianity did not prevent these movements from florishing.
No, but it certainly tried, and successfully for over 1,000 years at that.
Rather, Christianity seems to be the medium which produced them.
Seems a lot like giving the USSR credit for producing Alexander Soljenitsin.