Friday, November 5, 2010

The Trouble With Galileo Galilei


...is that he was a Catholic.



Yes, the guys trying to burn him at the stake were Catholic as well, I get that: but, -you see-, just because Sicilian mobsters "murderize " each other doesn't make either one of them less Italian than the other...

2 comments:

godescalc said...

I think I'm missing the point of the snark here. Do they all loathe the name of Galileo where you come from?

Lvka said...

The point is that there's no point in making poor ol' Galileo into some sort of standard-bearer for the cause of atheism, and its cheap religion-vs.-science propaganda, as long as the man himself was neither an atheist, nor was there any conflict in his mind between Catholic Christianity and scientific truth...

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