I'm working on a little project in where humanity has expanded beyond the known solar system to it's fringes and constructed numerous, large spatial stations that have their own atmosphere, some with the length of Earth and others orbiting the sun as a Dyson ring. Humanity has also developed into subspecies due to the colonization of other planets and bio-engineering as well as cybernization. The world is dystopian in most places too.
But that's beside the point -- I just wanted to show the state the world's in.'
The questions and more details:
There is a recurrence of religions at the time -- or at least powers that are inspired by the times of the Crusades. A large faction is repeating the Crusades with futuristic technology, warring against other factions and taking their territory and resources. They also have a similar aesthetic to Warhammer 40k's Space Marines and The Culter Die from E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy.
Finally, my questions are:
- Why would history repeat like that? I don't want to simply say "Because humanity just wants to and stuff. Roflmao."
- What would cause a resurgence in religion?
- These Crusaders and men/women of their faction are highly altered -- to the point where one modified by their faction can survive for more than 300 years. I plan one explaining that such changes can only be done to the exclusive true-believers -- yet why doesn't the everyday human have such enhancements?
Thanks, and I hope I'm clear enough.