Researchers keep find interesting new information in the Vatican archives? Do you think the Vatican is "hiding or kepping" information from the general public? Do you think there are secrets kept in the Vatican archives that they don't want us to know about?
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I think that we have a right to know - it is part of all our heritage. I accept that the Vatican are reluctant to release information. What I would really like to know is why the Vatican is sponsoring an excavation in the Valley of the Nobels Egypt?
We all have a ‘right’ to know, the question is; does everyone want or need to know?
Every question asked, or answer given creates a reaction.
Answers have consequences; who has the ‘right’ to impose such consequences on others?
Interesting . . . I don't think any organisation has the right to suppress the truth, especially extremely powerful organisations. It is a bit like not knowing the side effects of a medication you have been prescribed by a doctor.
I would like to know how much the Vatican has gotten in the way of scientific discovery. I wouldn't say the library just contains stuff from Medieval times either. The death of one fairly recent pope...mysterious.
So why are these books not suitable for the population to have access to? The books themselves need not leave the Vatican but certainly what they contain could be put on computer and thus enter general population.
Further to Rod, who deems these as not suitable for people to read and why? Also, what right to they have to withhold this information?
The church fathers, in their grasping to hold power made the decision that they were not suitable. In medievel times ther were no computers to download to and then spred to the population, everything was printted, or have you never heard of books.
Should not these books be made public? Are they not part of our human heritage? If Jesus lived, and if the amazing story of his life can be proven, should we not all be allowed to share in it?
Yep, Healthyannie, all those books should, and probably are these days, most were banned because they questioned 'common knowledge' of the time, Christianity, and the power of the church. That is an oversimplification that I have no want to research.
My point Radical Rog. I'm no censor. I'd like to see these books to see what the fuss is all about. Mick S. these are no longer Medieval times.
It matters not, they were ammassed in the medieval times, we can probably now get copies of those books through the internet. The point of the question is what the Vatican ammassed, through its history.
Then why use the word hidden? And why ask if we think there is still stuff they are keeping from the public?
Oh dear, this is becoming so tedious, you seem to want to blow this simple question out of all proportion into a full blown debate, this ain't the forum. An archaic institution has old archives, so what?
It is an institution still in operation. It may have present day secrets it doesn't want brought out into the open. In fact I am damn sure that it does.
Sure, okay. Proof of Christianity. What if some of this proof contradicts past papal beliefs even past papal bulls?
Further to Rod again. Proof of Christianity! Then why withhold it? Or is it that this information contradicts their version of Christianity. Ie, Jesus taught using parables, giving information and allowing the listener to judge.
What proof of Christianity (Catholicism) has ever been produced by the Vatican? The Holy Trinity is not their idea, it existed thousands of years before the Catholic Church or the Vatican See. I don't think there is even a record of Jesus birth.
You got it Radical Rog. If proof of Christianity contradicts the Catholic version then it would be suppressed.