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mjwemdee's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by mjwemdee

Funes urged the church and the scientific community to leave behind divisions caused by Galileo's persecution 400 years ago, saying the incident has "caused wounds."

Yes, let's forget all about it, shall we, forget that the RC Church in all its majesty and omnipotence hounded the most brilliant scholar of his age, suppressed his books, forced him to recant his teaching and (because they didn't dare to kill him outright) placed him under house arrest for the rest of his days. 'The incident' !!!! They clearly think they did something slightly naughty, like serving tea without a doily. And how long did it take John-Paul to make a half-hearted apology? More than 350 fucking years!!!

Tue, 13 May 2008 14:42:00 UTC | #170581