NO, he did NOT, NOT have his eyes gouged out as many believe.
Galileo Galilei, father of modern science, He said the sun was in the middle and the earth revolved around it. The Church said the earth was in the middle and the planets, including the sun revolved around the earth.
Miracles, the Foundation of Belief
These quoted events called miracles transcend human powers and even the laws of nature proving a divine origin. These miracles that a character in a novel “man of God” alleges happened are given as the proof that whatever is told to a person is the “God’s truth” and that you must believe and act on whatever the priest/preacher/“man of God” tells you to do.
Money to Erase Your Sins
In Martin Luther’s time, Pope Leo X was head of the Church. The Pope’s taste for extravagance drained the treasury in only eight years. But St. Peter’s Basilica needed to be rebuilt, so the pope offered indulgences in exchange for funds to rebuild the cathedral. Indulgences were letters of pardon which guaranteed forgiveness of sins.
Persecution of Jews
The Roman Army destroyed Jerusalem, killed over 1 million Jews, took about 100,000 into
slavery and captivity, and scattered many from Palestine to other locations in the Roman
Circa 115 -117:
Jews in Cyprus, Cyrene, Egypt and parts of Mesopotamia revolted against the
Roman Empire in what is known as the Kitos War. This caused the death of several hundreds
of thousands of Romans and Jews. The Roman Legions eventually crushed the rebellions.
Fourth Council of the Lateran in 1215, convoked by Pope Innocent III, This was the twelfth ecumenical council and is sometimes called the "Great Council" or "General Council of Lateran" due to the presence of seventy-one patriarchs and metropolitan bishops, four hundred and twelve bishops, and nine hundred abbots and priors together with representatives of several monarchs.
Brabant ordered in his will that all Jews be driven out if they were unwilling to give ... And dictated that Jews must always wear the special hat prescribed for them, ...
After the greatest forgery mill in history, the powers of the Church went on a rampage of murdering millions, burning millions of books, destroying temples, statutes, inscriptions, and any traces of any previous theological culture. This has gone on from the third to the sixth centuries. This created an immense ignorance in the western world. This was done legally with the current governments consent.
Torture was inflicted without solid proof of guilt. Two complainers or even one single accuser was sufficient for subjection to the agonies of torture, even if the accused man had, until then, been of unblemished character, pristine honesty and genuine piety.
The methods, kinds and degrees of torture were endless. The three basic ones employed were;
1. hoisting the man to the ceiling by his hands tied behind his back.
2. breaking him on the rack.