Scholastic philosophy is a philosophy that grew in the Middle Ages. And medieval western philosophy (476-1492) itself is often said to be "the dark century" or "the dark ages". This is because first, the Middle Ages was a time of ignorance and darkness, which had to be passed quickly to arrive at the Renaissance, namely the time of light and knowledge. Second, scholastic philosophy is taught and written using Latin which is not high, complains using syllogism and empty debates, and only talks about religious matters.
In addition, it is considered a "dark century" because it is based on the approach of church history, at that time the actions of the church were very shackling human life, so humans no longer have the freedom to develop their potential. All the results of human thought are monitored by the church and if there are thoughts that are contrary to the teachings of the church, then the person who put it forward will receive severe punishment.
The church also prohibits conducting investigations based on ratios against religion. Therefore, studies on religion (theology) that are not based on the divinity of the church will get a strict prohibition. Only the church has the right to investigate religion. And if anyone violates these rules, they will be considered apostates and then held a chase (inquisition).
This Middle Ages can also be said as a time full of efforts to bring people into life or belief systems that are narrow-minded and fanatical, by accepting the teachings of the church blindly. That's why the development of science is stunted. So this is full of church domination, whose purpose is to guide people towards a wrong life, but on the other hand, the dominance of this church without being accompanied by thinking about the dignity and freedom of humans who have feelings, thoughts, desires and ideals to determine their own future