@Telion: Church is referring to the Christian religion in general - basically the same definition as would be used in scientific documentries - like the Universe - when they refer to the church to illustrate the beliefs people had back then concerning the earth and other planets in our solar system.
Wrong simply implies what is it is - they were wrong about many things back then - like claiming the earth was flat and actually executed people for believing otherwise.
|Define "the church". Define "they". Define "wrong".|
So now that we have defines"church" and "wrong" in this context my question still stands. "Have they ever admitted that they were wrong and even more wrong to execute people who believed differently (or more preceisly, people who had the right beliefs about how things work).
|When did this ever happen?|
All the time - speak to some religious nutts - they generally have a one tracked mind to only accept the beliefs propmoted by their sect - they refuse to use logic in certain situations where it is applicable.
By the definition of their faith alone one can deduce this as well. They believe their beliefs are inspired by the devine entity (god) which they believe in and so do not believe that their beliefs can thus be wrong.
The releatiy is that these set of beliefs they honor were man made but they do not see it that way - they claim that it is "the will of god" even though it is has been to them by some human.
|What if you were called to give testimony about a system's security but were suddenly asked about radiation, having no knowledge about that subject?|
I would not try to pretend to be knowledgable about subjects I have no knowledge of, unlike them, and even have people executed for different beliefs as they did in the past.
|For believing otherwise? How could "the church" possibly know that?|
Exactly - so why did they claim to be so knowledgeable that they went to the point of executing others who clearly had more knowledge than them. What right did they have to shove their false doctrine down everyone elses throat.
In science, we do not bully others into accepting a particular theory. In fact, if that theory is proven wrong then the scienfic community concurs and moves on from that point.
Sciene does not claim to get its info from a devine source as the church does, so we cannot point the same finger at them. If a scientific theory is proven wrong then we can say that the particular scientist who came up with that theory was wrong. With statements made by the church that are proven wrong we should be deducing that the inspired message was wrong and should also therefor deduce that the devine source where this message came from was also wrong, ie is god then wrong and if so how the hell could he be a dvine entity?