History Channel Program on Dark Ages Insults Atheists

An Atheist civil rights group is protesting advertisements for a program slated to air this Sunday night (March 4, 2007) on the History Channel dealing with the period referred to as “the dark ages” that describes the period as “600 Years of Degenerate, Godless, Inhuman Behavior.”
In fact, a more accurate description would characterize the time as the beginning of the Middle Ages; and “godless” had little to do with the period. Historians have noted the strong Christian religiosity of those times marked by stern public piety (coupled with outbursts of dissolute behavior), the power of religious feudalism, and the pervasive role played by ecclesiastical institutions.
American Chronicle: History Channel Program on Dark Ages Insults Atheists