Guess what period the History Channel characterizes as 600 years of degenerate, godless, inhuman behavior? Come on, guess!
The Dark Ages. Bunch o’ brutal atheists running around covered in dirt and boppin’ each other on the head with clubs is what it was, I guess. If you take a look at their timeline, they define the Dark Ages as the period from 410 AD, when Alaric of the Visigoths (Christian) sacked Rome (Christian), to 1095 when Pope Urban II (Christian, probably) sent an armed mob of knights and hangers-on (Christian) to savage the people of the Middle East (Muslim, mainly). In between, we have the Holy Roman Empire (yeah, I know, not Holy, but definitely Christian) and sundry European wars, and Vikings (pagan, but definitely not godless) running about.
Now I know that I, godless atheist, did give my kids an assortment of Gothic, Celtic, and Scandinavian pagan names that would have fit right in that period, but that tenuous link is really not adequate to justify calling the the Dark Ages godless. I also don’t think the population of the earth was replaced with aliens, so inhuman isn’t right, either.
Oh, well, at least I don’t think the show will have any Nazis. Unless the History Channel decides its policy of all Hitler, all the time requires the insertion of some gun camera footage.