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lievemebe's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by lievemebe

The Pope along with the Vatican have not learnt anything since Galileo. I am not talking about Ratzinger's lame and desperate apology for the 17th-century church.
Replace "Earth" with "human body" and you have the current version of Galileo's dilemma for contemporary Catholics. Now the human body is sacred, centre of the universe and untouchable. No contraception allowed, no AIDs control by condom, no embryonic research.
To say the Pope is 400 years out of date is such an understatement that it is beyond comedy. When I think of the current Pope I think of poor Galileo, but also of the countless people who have needlessly suffered from religious stupidity.

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 04:21:00 UTC | #157512