Eradicating Falsehoods about Galileo

It is a fact that atheists are not known for their truthfulness, and this spoils things for those who tend to be honest. The article linked below was published in 2009 but it is still a resource to counter errors and falsehoods about Galileo that are spread by atheists.

One frequent talking point by misotheists is the fiction that there is a war between science and religion. This is easily dismissed because there are scientists who are also biblical creationists. In addition, many founders of scientific fields were biblical creationists — including Galileo.

Statue of Galileo from Hippopx, background changed at removebg, Jupiter image from NASA

The rest of this post will look a bit awkward, as I am using speech to text from a hospital bed between tests and things before my open heart surgery.

The Roman Catholic Church was open to what Galileo had written at first. In fact, his problems came from the entrenched science establishment of the day. They were fond of the ptolemaic system, ironically, which was pagan. Galileo did not do himself much good because, to be blunt, he was a bit of a jerk, he got himself into trouble that could have been avoided.

2009 was the bicentennial of the birth o Charles Darwin (1809–1882),and it’s no accident that assorted atheists are making sure that everyone knows that. But they have some competition from those wanting to name 2009 as the “International Year of Astronomy”, because it’s the quadricentennial of the first use of the telescope by Galileo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei (1564–1642), usually known by his first name only. Not to be outdone, the atheists have long used Galileo as a story of “science versus religion”. So what are the facts?

To read the rest, click on "Galileo Quadricentennial - Myth vs fact."