I have been reading up on the Dark Ages (one must of course use capitals,eh?). Except that as eras go they really were not particularly Dark. There were certainly some dark spots. Such as Constantine declaring that Christianity was the official religion of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire eventually disappeared. And the concept of Christianity certainly changed.
The thing to remember is that History as we know it is a modern invention. Until recently History had very little to do with Facts or Truth. It was whatever the author decided it was. And the author as a rule was paid by the winners.
Until recently we would read that paragraph and laugh. Ha Ha. But the truth is that we are retreating to our traditional concept of History and Religion. American christians are horribly persecuted and we know that the Holocaust never really happened.
Here is my question then.When you write which is more important, Truth or the Story?