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Old 07-01-2007, 09:45 PM
roscoe roscoe is offline
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Default Re: The Earth is NOT Moving !!!

Putting aside for a moment the actual matter in dispute, let's look at this from another perspective; WHAT HAS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH( at least the true Catholic Church as it was before the arrival of the Anti-Pope Benedict XV) HAD TO SAY IN THIS MATTER?

Holy Church has emphatically declared in numerous ways and over numerous years that there is NO CONFLICT to be found between the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Magisterium of the Church.

Indeed, Copernicus himself was used as a consultant in the re-organisation of the calendar. His book was never placed on the Index until Galileo challenged Scripture by insisting the Sun was sun was stationary(although Copernicus had said this also). It is important to note that Copernicus work was not published until the year of his death; he held off out of respect for the Church. He wasn't a COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONary like Galileo.

What it comes down to is this; what Holy Church decides is the final decision. Anyone who doesn't conform is a heretic.

Even if this matter of purely natural science is not directly related to faith and morals, it would be my recommendation that if the Church feels it appropriate to voice an opinion on a matter; pay attention.
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