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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 24, 2011 0:45:35 GMT -6
Small Catholic group says sun revolves around Earth
Tsk...the fundi whack jobs are at it....
CHICAGO — Some people believe the world literally revolves around them. It’s a belief born not of selfishness but faith.
A small group of conservative Roman Catholics is pointing to a dozen biblical verses and the Church’s original teaching as proof that the Earth is the center of the universe, the view that prompted Galileo Galilei’s clash with the Church four centuries ago.
The relatively obscure movement has gained a following among some Catholics who find comfort in knowing there are still staunch defenders of original Church doctrine.
“This subject is, as far as I can see, an embarrassment to the modern Church because the world more or less looks upon geocentrism or someone who believes it in the same boat as the flat Earth,” said James Phillips, of Cicero.
Phillips attends Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church in Oak Park, a parish run by the Society of St. Pius X, a group that rejects most of the modernizing reforms the Vatican II council made from 1962 to 1965.
But by challenging modern science, the proponents of a geocentric universe are challenging the very church they seek to serve and protect.
“I have no idea who these people are. Are they sincere, or is this a clever bit of theater?” said Brother Guy Consolmagno, the curator of meteorites and spokesman for the Vatican Observatory.
Post by Paulie pchris00 on Jul 24, 2011 4:51:47 GMT -6
I don't know what I can say about this that some might find offensive, other than I shared it on my Facebook wall, and in my atheist group. (Feel free to condemn my soul, or bash atheism, but please initiate a new thread).
Man, when the founder of the creationist museum in Kentucky questions your biblical interpretations, you're way out there...
To me, it comes down to fear, control, and power.
From the full article:
“Heliocentrism becomes ‘dangerous’ if it is being propped up as the true system when, in fact, it is a false system,” said Robert Sungenis, leader of a budding movement to get scientists to reconsider. “False information leads to false ideas, and false ideas lead to illicit and immoral actions — thus the state of the world today. ... Prior to Galileo, the church was in full command of the world; and governments and academia were subservient to her.”
I can't answer what the turtle, actually it's a tortoise, is resting on, but you left out the detail that the earth rests on four elephants. The elephants are standing on the back of the tortoise.
Well, if you want to get all technical about it... Actually, the Earth is carried by two African Swallows on a string held under their dorsal guiding feathers. Since the swallows are in space outside the physical effects of Earth's atmosphere, their air speed velocity doesn't enter into the equation.