Outside what Islam provides (Qur’an, valid Ahadeeth, and the early scholars), the entirety of Christendom is a competition of mythologies.
فَذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمُ الْحَقُّ ۖ فَمَاذَا بَعْدَ الْحَقِّ إِلَّا الضَّلَالُ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُصْرَفُونَ
“That is Allah , your Lord, in Truth. And what can be beyond truth except error? So how are you averted?”
From the earliest history, these mythologies were a tool of political interest. The fact that the early Byzantine emperors “officialized” some of these mythologies proves the later significance of them.
Later European history can clearly be understood as the struggle between factions arguing, with Christian mythology as the center-piece. Hundreds of years have now given us quite violent reactionism to the stubborn insistence of Catholicism. Today, there are radical forms of secularism which exist primarily as a result of opposing Catholic tyranny.
Islam, true open submission to acknowledging Allah, His Revelation, and His Messenger, creates a wide-open field to challenge the false duopoly of Catholicism/anti-Catholicism. The short-cuts for all of us are to delve-in to the spiritual/phenomon of human existence, thereby minimizing the weak politicized “intellectualism”. For a few of us, the intellectual path is our strong-point, and shouldn’t be avoided. The thinkers among humans would also like answers.
Humanity is poised to reject convention entirely. Our fabricated “systems” have proven, repeatedly, ineffective. Kindness, compassion, and self-sacrifice are proving to be the winning characteristics among us. These qualities are strongest in Islam Objectives and Principles, which most Muslims never learn, and most “imams” never teach. Today’s “sufism” and “law-abidance” usually fall short also. Sufism requires a depth of application, and law requires a depth of human understanding, that both fail among today’s people. Principles are clear, beneficial, and easily enacted without the details of Law, which actually require context to become moral.