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No, they embrace it in their inner circles and pretend it's divine power and blessings from whatever deity they worship. Making sure knowledge is kept under wraps for the masses to keep them subservient to "holy leaders".
I think it depends on the society. The mayans certainly used this approach for complex math and sciences, but then groups like the amish take a completely different approach of shunning technology that exists for convenience. In islamic society you can see a progression through alternate stages as well. Early islamic embraced technology and science very strongly, thinking that an understanding of nature lead to an understanding of god's creation. Today it's the exact opposite. Reading books is wrong because god already taught us all we need to know in the Quran.
I think the religion shown in this series is probably most akin to an early islam.