This graph, in case you were wondering, shows us how not to think rationally about religion and history.
"What the graph shows is how little progress there has been in philosophy and general clear thinking among people who espouse scientism over the past 100 years.
"Science is a means of discovering facts and patterns of facts, comparable in that sense to history, mathematics, the Law, Wikipedia, gossip, and opening the window shades. These are the activities to which it should properly be compared.
"Religion is best understood as the set of "ultimate concerns" that people espouse. Ultimate concerns include views of reality that rely on different means of finding things out -- including all those listed above -- also existential commitment to truth of some sort, even if it's just the purported truth that "I've only got one life to live, so I'm going for the gusto!"
"So in that case, what ought to be compared is not "religion" with "science," but different religions -- Christianity, Pure Land Buddhism, Secular Humanism, Marxism-Leninism, Objectivism, Hedonism, Nihilism, etc -- with one another.
"And then, of course, there is the issue of cherry-picking and mockery as a substitute for genuine historical reasoning." (Click on the "History" icon below for my attempts here.)