If read in a different light, the Council of Trent is a handbook for heresy. The most orthodox council gives details that allows anyone to resurrect "ancient" heresies at will. The sessions are a smörgåsbord of delectable decisions. Arianism, Manicheanism, Paulicism, Adoptionism, Pelaganism and for those indecisive heretics, Semi-Pelaganlsim. These heresies enter the English language after the council, and not before the council. (See "An Attempt to Date Christian Heresies" for more information.)
When Fred writes concerning "philosophizing with a hammer", how are we to understand this phrase? Since Fred is a commentator on all things Christian, we need to look there and not at mythology. The hammer in question must be the "Witches Hammer" that was used to identify witches in the 15th and 16th centuries. Those times were truly the "Twilight of the Idols" as paganism was slowly giving up ground to the Papal Religious Order in the Western Church. (See "An Attempt to Date Roman and Pagan Gods" for more information.)
Heretics, who renounce the church, accept the authority of the Council of Trent to declare what is dogma and what is not dogma, to state what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. Unlike their pagan counterparts who reject the authority of the Pope, heretics, like Roman Catholics, don't question the framework of Christianity. Heretics implicitly recognize the authority of the Pope. If they do not adhere to this authority of Christianity, they would be schismatics, pagans, atheists or Jews, but not heretics.
As the Matrix Trilogy needs the Architect's speech for a back story for the failures of the Matrix, so the council of Trent provides the groundwork for heresies to be written and sent back to the various centuries and places and under a variety of names. The Council of Trent, and specifically the Papal Religious Order, is the culmination of human achievement and victorious against "ancient pagan" and "ancient heretics" alike.