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Raelians Commemorate Giordano Bruno's Assassination

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 20:16:35 -0800
Fwd Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 08:07:39 -0500
Subject: Raelians Commemorate Giordano Bruno's Assassination

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16 February 2004

Raelian Commemorate Giordano Bruno's Assassination

Press Release: Raelian Movement

The Raelian Movement commemorates the assassination of Giordano
Bruno by a 'Planetary day of mourning=92 in his memory

The Raelian Movement, an atheist religion which founding dogma
is the affirmation that all forms of life on Earth were created
scientifically a very long time ago (thanks to a perfect
mastering of genetic engineering) by extraterrestrial visitors,
announces that it will organize on February 17, 2004 in Rome and
in many countries around the world, demonstrations asking for
the rehabilitation of Giordano Bruno.

On February 17, 1600, the philosopher and defrocked monk
Giordano Bruno was sentenced to death at the stake by the Roman
Catholic Church. He was then burnt alive at the 'Campo dei
Fiori=92 in Rome.

The 'Holy Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition=92,
then under the order of the Pope Clement VIII, had him
imprisoned and the court of the Roman Inquisition initiated a
trial against him for 'heresy=92, for he dared declare that the
Universe was 'infinite=92 and even worse, suggest that some forms
of life might exist outside the Earth. These ideas were
considered totally 'heretic=92 and contrary to the Catholic

Today, Giordano Bruno=92s hypotheses are revived and accepted
since the discovery of planets outside our solar system and
numerous research programs are trying to discover traces of
extraterrestrial life.

Although the Church has rehabilitated, after centuries of
wondering, other philosophers such as Galileo, Jan Hus and
Savonarole, it has not yet found the courage to recognize its
culpability for the assassination of Giordano Bruno, one of the
great minds of his time, a philosopher welcomed by the European
princes and long protected by Henri III, king of France.

For the launching of the campaign '2004, International Year of
Atheism=92, the Italian Raelians will gather in the Italian
capital and will pay homage to Giordano Bruno on the anniversary
of his death; flowers will be deposited at the foot of the
statue, erected in 1889 at the 'Campo dei Fiori=92 in Rome, while
Raelians worldwide will gather also in their respective
countries in his honor and in homage to freedom of thought.

We solemnly ask the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church to:

- ask for forgiveness, in the name of his Church, for the
assassination of GIORDANO BRUNO, burnt at the stake.

- prove to the world that the repentance of his Church is not
hypocritical, by accepting to 'uncanonize=92 cardinal Robert
Bellarmin=85 who conducted the trials of Galileo and Giordano
Bruno, and who was canonized in 1930 (here is a new opportunity
to question the claim to infallibility of the popes=85).

The 60,000 Raelians of the planet will ask people to sign
petitions to request apologies from the Pope and to ask that the
canonization of the cardinal who instructed the trial be

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