Saturday, December 05, 2009

Blind Faith

For the love of jaysus some people are so fuckin' stupid...
A GALWAY eye surgeon has described as “unprecedented” the rise in the number of cases of an eye condition which he says can be directly attributed to people staring at the sun during recent events at the Knock shrine. (See the Irish Times for the full report.)
I particularly like this bit:
“Since the time of Galileo people have known that looking directly at the sun can do damage to your eyes,” Dr O’Donoghue added.
That would be the Galileo whose theory about the solar system, posited around 1610, was accepted by the Catholic Church almost 400 years later.

In fact, in 1990, Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, argued in a speech at La Sapienza University in Rome that the church was more true to reason than Galileo because the church had in mind the ethical and social consequences of the theory, and that a change in the church's position could be justified only by political opportunism.

So, in other words - sod the evidence because the Catholic Church knows what's best for you... the kiddy fiddling halfwits. There's blindness for you.

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