Mixing ideas and impressions with empirical science is toxic.
Not in my book Ray. I think you are letting Susan dominate your thinking. Do not do it!
Do you know who George Gilder is? In his newsletter today, he was talking about the rise in Christianity in China. I am not an expert here but you can take s look at “A Star in the East” by Wang and Stark. That is Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang. I will be +checking it out.