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    Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

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    Well, I suppose 400 years later is better than never!

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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Well if he was still condemning it as blasphemy, that would look pretty bad now wouldn't it.

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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Well, I suppose 400 years later is better than never!
    Right on schedule I would say.
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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Well, I suppose 400 years later is better than never!
    Once again, showing ignorance of Papal and Catholic history. Enjoy wallowing in ignorance though.
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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Iudahai said: (Once again, showing ignorance of Papal and Catholic history. Enjoy wallowing in ignorance though.)
    Ok, so it was not exactly 400 years before the HRCC finally admitted it did not know better.
    But 400 years or thereabouts is reasonably accurate.
    I am not an adherent of this Catholic faith, I find it to be an hypocritical creed.
    It is based (somewhat loosely) on the Bible, with certain tracts by various authors, while it has deleted other tracts which would have given a broader and more believable understanding of Christianity.

    I find that the Idols I see in most Catholic Churches to be somewhat at odds with Gods word as passed to Moses 'Thou shalt not bow down and worship before graven images"

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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Iudahai said: (Once again, showing ignorance of Papal and Catholic history. Enjoy wallowing in ignorance though.)
    Ok, so it was not exactly 400 years before the HRCC finally admitted it did not know better.
    But 400 years or thereabouts is reasonably accurate.
    I am not an adherent of this Catholic faith, I find it to be an hypocritical creed.
    It is based (somewhat loosely) on the Bible, with certain tracts by various authors, while it has deleted other tracts which would have given a broader and more believable understanding of Christianity.

    I find that the Idols I see in most Catholic Churches to be somewhat at odds with Gods word as passed to Moses 'Thou shalt not bow down and worship before graven images"
    You obviously are not aware of WHY Galileo faced sanction from the Church. Did you realize that his work was sought out by the pope of the era? I will provide more information this evening as I am working on something else right now and will go to work soon.
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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    The Catholic church has been ruining Jesus's image for thousands of years now(See: Crusades).

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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You obviously are not aware of WHY Galileo faced sanction from the Church. Did you realize that his work was sought out by the pope of the era? I will provide more information this evening as I am working on something else right now and will go to work soon.
    Galileo faced sanction by the church for putting the words of the Pope at the time in the mouth of a fool (Simplico?) in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.

    It was the fact that he offended the pope with that book that he was sanctioned.

    Adn all he really did was show that Venus had phases like the moon when observed from Earth, thus proving the work of Copernicus and Kepler.

    Galileo was a practical scientist, not a theoretical one. He used empiracal testing to support the concepts of totehrs more than he used his own ingenuity.

    The telescope was invented by another. All he really did was point it up.
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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    I find it interesting that as major holy-days approach, there is a coresponding increase in Catholic bashing.


    This is a good thing--and still people have to be stupid about it.

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    Re: Pope praises Galileo's astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    I find it interesting that as major holy-days approach, there is a coresponding increase in Catholic bashing.
    Wasn't Copernicus a catholic monk? Those dasterdly catholics!!!!
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