The Aztecs believed that without human sacrifices to their gods, the world might come to an end or that their crops will fail. […] It is fortunate for the world that Cortez and his Spaniards were not tolerant, multiculturalists and moral relativists. Otherwise, in the name of religious tolerance, the Aztec gods would still be worshiped today. […]
It is a pity that the Reformation came one century too early. This provoked a Christian Civil war. Otherwise, the Spanish Reconquista might have permanently reconquered North Africa which the Spaniards claimed as theirs because it had once been ruled by Visigothic kings. Instead of fighting each other in religious wars, European states would have stood a good chance to reconquer the Southern Mediterranean which would have rejoined western civilization as it was originally part of before the Arab conquests.