Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Now here's an interesting tidbit: Pope John Paul apologizes for Inquisition, witch hunts, Crusades and other assorted atrocities committed in the name of the church. Though apparently I'm woefully behind the times - it looks like he originally did this back in 2000 as part of Millenium celebrations but it's taken scholars until now to fully research the depths of the Church's transgressions (for which the apology was made) and they've written a book detailing their findings. Apparently, the Inquisition "wasn't quite as bad as has been believed" when it comes to final death toll. Wherever Galileo is currently residing in space and time, I'm sure he will be so "comforted" to know that! (in the finest Shrubian sense of the word).
Posted by Mustang Sally at 9:54 PM