If you READ the books instead of burning them you would learn:
After 1610, when he began supporting heliocentrism publicly, he met with bitter opposition from some philosophers and clerics, and two of the latter eventually denounced him to the Roman Inquisition early in 1615. Although he was cleared of any offence at that time, the Catholic Church nevertheless condemned heliocentrism as "false and contrary to Scripture" in February 1616, and Galileo was warned to abandon his support for it—which he promised to do. When he later defended his views in his most famous work, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in 1632, he was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.
One guy? Got anyone else? And also, I see that they did not in fact, even kill that one guy. So, he survived, and so did all of the people that he talked to about his ideas. So did he only tell one person, or maybe he told two people? Or maybe he told hundreds of people, who of course are all going to spread it around. Use some common sense here, man. If you hear a very new an interesting idea, are you just never going to talk about it or mention it again in your life? I think not.
Book Burning: A True Christian® Tradition
The burning of books is nothing new to True Christians®. We invented the practice over two-thousand years ago as a way to promote our faith in the Lord Jesus. In the early days of Christianity, when new believers in Christ were converted, they were naturally moved by the Holy Spirit to grab as many books as they could and pitch them into a fire. Unlike the sissy "Jesus is Love" fake-Christians (whom both the Lord Jesus and we loathe) we have running around today, the early followers of Christ were never ashamed to burn books. In fact, if you ever find yourself being grateful for the destruction of most of the works of pagan nincompoops like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, you have a Christian to thank! In the Book of Acts we learn that anyone who wants to follow Jesus, should get ready to start burning books at the drop of a hat. The Book of Acts teaches us that burning someone's books is a great way spread God's word.
So they burned all
the books back then? None survived? No one ever read any more books? Heck, I'll even do you one better and ask you if all the books that were considered to be "edgy" back then were burned. Impossible. How could they have possibly gotten them all? Even then, as time passed, those books that were banned would be able to resurface. So you can say that the religion stopped 1000 years of technological advancement all you like, but it will never make it true. Or even possible. Only someone who is very weak minded and impressionable could think that people would just be like "Oh well. Fuck that. I never wanted to talk about it any more, anyways. Well, back to the manual labor." Was the pope, or whoever this idiot was that was trying to repress certain
ideas, not necessarily any and all technology as your laughable chart claims, always
there looking over everyone who lived in that time's shoulder, and listening to whatever they were saying? Now who is the one believing in omnipresence? Again, another impossibility. They could never
have stalled out technology back then, even if their life depended on it.
That took a one minute search. Apparently to Book of Acts will answer your question!
So the Christian repression of knowledge and science is well recorded and one would need a great deal of imagination to see it any other way. Of course, you'd need that to believe in God, the Immaculate Conception and talking snakes. So y'all can burn all YOUR books and teach YOUR kids that the Magical Man in the Sky made the world in seven days or any other cult you worship, but I don't understand why you need everyone else to pretend with you.
Calling god a "magical man in the sky" only further proves your pathetic ignorance. If that is your idea of him then yeah, I could see why you might think that some people want you to "pretend with them". Where in the whole religion is god ever referred to as a magical man in the sky? Saying stuff like this only serves to make you look stupid, I'm afraid. Not to mention that I am not trying to get anyone to "pretend with me". If you actually read the OP, I was merely trying to draw attention to the flawed argument made by a bunch of idiots, who as I said have little to no understanding of the way the world works. Thinking that a large group of non-committed people are somehow going to keep this huge secret is the real
I think its clearly visible today, though. There's no need to look in history, when it happens everyday around us.
Name any instance, and I'll show you where you are wrong. This is the same line of thinking that makes you think that they could somehow repress technology in the old days. Don't say stem cell research, good 'ol england is going at it like crazy.