Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to 17th-Century astronomer Galileo Galilei, whose scientific theories once drew the wrath of the Catholic Church.
The Pope was speaking at events marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's earliest observations with a telescope. He said an understanding of the laws of nature could stimulate appreciation of God's work.
Galileo was accused of heresy in 1633 and forced to publicly recant his theories. He lived the rest of his life under house arrest at his villa in the hills outside Florence.
Ahh i see how it works. When the science contradicts their myth they treat him appallingly and leave him to live the rest of his life under house arrest, But when the science becomes universally accepted and proven it "stimulates appreciation of gods work".
Does it seem to anyone else that their religion changes to fit in with science? I wonder how much of their shit we have to disprove before they just abandon it.