Saturday, October 04, 2014

Giordano Bruno - Philosopher and Astrologer and Mathematician.

Giordano Bruno enthusiastically accepted Copernicus' theory that the sun is the center of the solar system.  He declared the sun to be a star and all the stars to be suns.

IMG 4354 Popped up Sun

Giordano Bruno, born Filippo Bruno, was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and astrologer. Wikipedia
Died: February 17, 1600, Rome, Italy
Full name: Filippo Bruno

In Bruno's time the earth was regarded as the center of all of the creation.  When Bruno suggested this was the case and thus relegated the world and man to an obscure corner in space the effect was cataclysmic.

For the heresy of affirming a multiplicity of universes and conceiving Cosmos to be so vast that no single creed could fill it, Bruno paid the forfeit of his life. (Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly Hall)  Giordano Bruno was burnt alive at the stake by the evil roman Catholic Church.

How this happened was he received an invitation to Venice from the patrician Giovanni Mocenigo, who wished to be instructed in the art of memory, and also heard of a vacant chair in mathematics at the University of Padua. At the time the Inquisition seemed to be losing some of its impetus, and Venice seemed especially safe as it was the most liberal state in Italy; therefore Bruno was lulled into making the fatal mistake of returning to Italy.

Bruno arrested on May 22, 1592. Among the numerous charges of blasphemy and heresy brought against him in Venice, based on Mocenigo's denunciation, was his belief in the plurality of worlds, as well as accusations of personal misconduct. Bruno defended himself skillfully, stressing the philosophical character of some of his positions, denying others and admitting that he had had doubts on some matters of dogma. The Roman Inquisition, however, asked for his transfer to Rome.

In Rome, Bruno's trial lasted seven years during which time he was imprisoned, lastly in the Tower of Nona. Some important documents about the trial are lost, but others have been preserved, among them a summary of the proceedings that was rediscovered in 1940.

In 1942, Cardinal Giovanni Mercati, who discovered a number of lost documents relating to Bruno's trial, stated that the Church was perfectly justified in condemning him.  Wikipedia

I was born 18 years after Cardinal Mercati said this statement.  I would like an apology from the Roman Catholic Church for this.  Later today I will call the local church and ask for a Public Apology that will be recorded on my device with their concent.

Images @ Eminpee Fotography

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