Galileo's Acts Of Moral Courage

787 Words4 Pages

Galileo was imprisoned for his belief in the Copernican theory. Even though this theory is true, the Church was enraged of him publishing a book and trying to spread the word of this theory. Galileo displayed many acts of moral courage. These acts demonstrate a connection between the Holocaust and Galileo’s acts of moral courage. The personal impact of these events have been apparent to me. By examining the acts of moral courage displayed by Galileo, we can make a direct relation to the holocaust, and understand the personal impact of both stories, it is clear that I have changed as a person from the impact of the connection between Galileo’s acts of moral courage and the example from the holocaust. Galileo Galilei is such an important person in history. All though the Copernican theory was proven later on in history, his ideas and thoughts were rejected, due to popular belief of the church and most people. “His flair for self-promotion earned him powerful friends among Italy’s ruling elite and enemies among the Catholic Church’s …show more content…

He was trying to explore and research for the good of science. But it is especially hard to do when your thoughts and ideas are rejected by one of the most influential man in the world. Galileo was one of the few to see the similarities of science and religion, realizing their likeness instead of their differences. “Galileo Galilei, though famous for his scientific achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and physics, and infamous for his controversy with the church was, in fact, a devout Christian who saw not a divorce of religion and science but only a healthy marriage.”(Christainitytoday.com 1). He is commonly misjudged as an atheist or agnostic. Even though I do not live in a place spread with war and tyranny, I can still apply this example to my daily life. I can also set an example for my peers and help them realize that you need to stand up for what you know is

Open Document