You don’t believe me when I say it? It might be true in some cases, depending who you are. Secularists have tended to retain this feature of Christianity. What have they lost?
Both must have played a role in Western progress throughout the centuries. It wasn’t a coincidence that that was the religion of people who developed science and philosophy and all the rest, there must have been special about Christianity. And it’s also suspicious that the age of extreme anti-Christianity correlates with extreme leftism. “All are forgiven, all are made in the image of God” – this has been retained. The idealism of having a deity has fallen away, the distance from the anthropomorphic platonic idea aka “God” and “His” humanoid mediation Jesus. All that remains after the death of God is this-world, this-world of being “nice” to everyone.