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Copernicus Reburied As Hero

CasualFriday (1804992) writes | more than 4 years ago

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CasualFriday (1804992) writes "Mikolaj Kopernik, AKA Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. On Saturday, his remains were blessed with holy water by some of Poland's highest-ranking clerics before an honor guard ceremoniously carried his coffin through the imposing red brick cathedral and lowered it back into the same spot where part of his skull and other bones were found in 2005."
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Oblig. gratuitous Batman reference... (1)

IMustBeNuts (1775480) | more than 4 years ago | (#32320590)

"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain...", or in Copernicus' case you get persecuted and become corpsified for several hundred years and wait for a "Whoops! My Bad!" from the Catholic Church. Proving I suppose that even though history may be written by the victors, popular opinion and (pun warning) a little digging around can help correct such things... even if it does take a long time to get around to. ...although that is perhaps quicker than you'd get a reply from the local town planning department, so I guess Copernicus really shouldn't complain can he? ;-)
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