Education and knowledge are always good, ignorance is always bad, been that way for all of history.<quoted text>How would you know unless we go back in time and try it without Christianity and Catholicism? All you do is speculate. Waste of time.
Education and Knowledge are opposed to faith, and Faith is opposed to education and knowledge.
It is like you saying the world would have been worse off without Hitler, or Stalin.
The destruction of knowledge at Alexandria set the human race back a thousand years or more.