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Galileo weighs in … on Religious Climate (change)

2016/12/12

You can’t destroy Christianity by force; it has been tried. However, you might be able to destroy it through subversion, leaving the churches in place but hollowing out the content and replacing it with nonsense or trendy idiocy until there isn’t any point anymore and the congregation wanders off. For example:

The Catholic Church is intimately concerned about climate change. The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the world’s oldest, longest running scientific mission. That body, which advises the pope on matters of science, has concluded that global climate change is real and is caused, at least in significant part, by human activity.

This is important to the Church because creation care is part of our mission. We are called to be stewards of creation. It’s also important because climate change can exacerbate the ills of poverty. Poor people in much of the world are the most vulnerable to changes.

Despite protestations that “The Church is not interested in promoting a political agenda,” the topic of global warming has far more to do with politics than it does with science — neither of which is within the purview of religion.

Excerpt from Catholic Priests Told to Push Global Warming Propaganda, By

Galileo weighs in, having some experience with church-mandated “science.”


In 1633 Galileo is convicted of heresy

In 1616 the Catholic Church placed Nicholas Copernicus’ “De Revolutionibus,” the first modern scientific argument for a heliocentric (sun-centered) universe, on its index of banned books.

The Church had decided the idea that the Sun moved around the Earth was an absolute fact of scripture that could not be disputed, despite the fact that scientists had known for centuries that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

Pope Paul V summoned Galileo to Rome and told him he could no longer support Copernicus publicly.
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Galileo was summoned before the Roman Inquisition in 1633.

On June 22, 1633, chief inquisitor Father Vincenzo Maculano da Firenzuola, appointed by Pope Urban VIII, convicted Galileo Galilei for holding the belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which was at the time, deemed heretical by the Catholic Church. In the end, Galileo agreed not to teach the heresy anymore and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.
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In 1744 Galileo’s “Dialogue” was removed from the Church’s list of banned books, and in the 20th century Popes Pius XII and John Paul II made official statements of regret for how the Church had treated Galileo.

It took more than 300 years for the Church to admit that Galileo was right and to clear his name of heresy.

Now we have the Church of Global Climate Change to contend with. The persecution has begun, the Inquisition to follow shortly.

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