Wednesday, December 24, 2008

heretic to hero

Galileo Galilei is going from heretic to hero. The Vatican is recasting the most famous victim of its Inquisition as a man of faith, just in time for the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope

I wonder if 400 years from now the Vatican's current attempts to deny basic human rights to some people will also be seen as a "mistake." I'm not impressed, Mr. Ratzinger. People and organizations who consider themselves "holders of the truth" are (and will always be) dangerous.

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