Did the Church believe in Geocentricity?

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Did the Church believe in Geocentricity?

Postby Short1 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:25 pm

Did the Church and religious people in general resist the fact that we circle the sun, not the other way around?
Atheists push this and I'm wondering what some views of it are.
Is it true/does it condemn our views in any way?

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Re: Did the Church believe in Geocentricity?

Postby Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:11 pm

Short1 wrote:Did the Church and religious people in general resist the fact that we circle the sun, not the other way around?


The Roman Catholic Church ''raised no objection to the new theory [of a heliocentric universe] as long as it presented itself as an hypothesis...In 1616 the Congregation of the Index forbade the reading of De Revolutionibus 'until corrected'; in 1620 it allowed Catholics to read editions from which nine sentences had been removed that presented the theory as fact.''*
The answer to your question is: yes.

Short1 wrote:Atheists push this and I'm wondering what some views of it are.
Is it true/does it condemn our views in any way?


Atheists will condemn our views no matter what.

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*The Reformation, Will Durant, pages 862-863, Simon & Shuster
Hold everything lightly. If you don't, it will hurt when God pries your fingers loose as He takes it from you. -Corrie Ten Boom

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