Augustine, Galileo and natural science
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Really?

The proposition that the Sun is the center of the world and does not move from its place is absurd and false philosophically and formally heretical, because it is expressly contrary to Holy Scripture.

The proposition that the Earth is not the center of the world and immovable but that it moves, and also with a diurnal motion, is equally absurd and false philosophically and theologically considered at least erroneous in faith.


How you can read that and defend the condemnation is beyond me.

The most repulsive part of it is that a Churchman is claiming something to be "theologically" true when it is NOT. He compromised the faith by making something a matter of faith when it wasn't.

Furthermore, there is ample historical evidence that the injunction forbidding Galileo to speak on heliocentrism was a fabrication. It didn't even bear his signature, which would have been nearly unheard of.
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